Reviewer Comments: This fractured romance is perhaps Suzanne Brockmann's most stunningly poignant in her Tall, Dark and Dangerous Series. It is her darkest effort yet when she pens heated resentment in Navy SEAL Lt. Alan Francisco whose future is irrevocably marred by an injury that cripples him. His expulsion from the rehab center lands him in an apartment in San Felipe, California neighboring to teacher Mia Summerton. Mia and ex-student Thomas King insinuates themselves into his life, assisting him in taking care of his obsteperous niece Natasha despite his rejections that stems from humiliation. Alan finds himself denying his attraction for the beauty, believing his disability had destroyed his future and love. He is haunted by the demons of his alcoholic father and threatened by his sister's ex Dwayne who intends to recover the money his sister owes him. Mia's love and belief motivates him as a healing power. Ms. Brockmann's agonizingly heartbreaking tale is a glorious triumph in depicting love overcoming odds - and even more for the nuanced emotional range.