This is one of the best series I have ever read. The characters are well written the plot is icredible. I must say that this writer was either an abused child or works with abused children because her insite into what is felt by those of us that have been abused is profound. I read all five books in a week because I could not put them down. Trust me I lost alot of sleep even after the series was over. My heart ached for the characters. It was like healing all over again. The herione was true and real. The hero was strong and perfect. The villian was deplorable. Subject content was graphic but necessary. I wish I could give it 10 stars.