4.5 starsThis book was a solid romantic read with a strong, sassy heroine, a swoony, near-perfect hero, and an ending that will knock. your. socks. off.While I went into this with high hopes, I'll admit that I was assuming it'd be an ok read--probably a 3 or 4 star rating. To me, that's a good romance; I liked it, or I really liked it. And, in my mind, it was for the majority of the book. It was the ending that sent this book into the love category.Cath, our heroine with a damaged path, was sometimes hard to relate to for me, but it didn't stop me from liking her character. She'd been through so much that it was easy to see why she was the way she was, but I still wanted to shake her from time to time.Nev, our hero, was amazing. I'm not even kidding. I just got done reading My Life Next Door, where I fell in love with Jase. I said he was the perfect boy. Welp, Nev is Jase all growed up. With an accent. Right?He killed me, in the best possible ways. There were some aspects of the book that seemed implausible to me, but I was able to overlook it. It's fiction, after all. Sometimes you just need to suspend reality for a while...While I was riding along on what I thought would be a solid 4 star book, Ruthie came in with a bunch of fireworks for an ending. Seriously. I was blown away, big goofy grin on my face, as I finished this book. And that is why I bumped this up to 4.5 (rounding to 5). How the author wove all the details together at the end literally gave me goose bumps and left me with this happy contentment that few books manage to achieve.This had just the right amount of plot, of character development, of back story, of sexy times, of everything to achieve the perfect balance.