Words cannot express how much I loved this book. Seriously, the book starts strong and never lets up. The fact that the heroine is paraplegic and doesn't "get better" is so rare in fiction that I can count the number of books I've read with that on one hand and still have fingers left over.
But I'm getting ahead of myself. Corey is a unique heroine in not her ways she's sporty, uninterested in appearances, and is self reliant to the point of it being a problem. I loved her. But even more I loved Hartley. He's not a true alpha male but he's definitely all dude. But that's selling him short, he's incredibly intuitive and caring and I wanted to rip him out of my iPad and snuggle him.
For me, some of the best parts were the scenes where the two solved problems, not just physical but mental. As someone who has had to relearn how to walk, use stairs, and go about daily life, the scenes of Corey coming to terms with her new normal rang true. Physical therapy sucks. Hardcore. But it is a necessary evil and I liked that the book went into that.
I could have read 5 more books with Hartley and Corey, but as it is this one will go on my reread list.
An enthusiastic 5 stars.