This book was a refreshing departure on the authors other books.... I did like the fact of having a strong female character. Also I read a comment about the fact that Sylvia is such a bad ass and then softens... Well I think that is exactly how she had to behave... She had been completely lost for 16 years! Just the fact that she survived her hell with still having a heart and compassion and able to share love in any capacity after what she survived is amazing! And the fact that she is able to get her Creed back... HER CREED back... That of course will start tumbling those walls she had to construct in order to survive... And she was able to find her old self again and let that shine through... I absofreaking loved the back story on the characters and the back and forth on them as well. You got to meet who they were to be able to truly appreciate who they became separately and then finally able to come together and be who they really are with each other... Great story!