Bradford does it again! This story was gripping and well-paced. The characters were well-developed and the storyline was intriguing, yet believable. This tale is multi-dimensional, and has all the stuff I’m looking for in a novella-length read: it’s alternately sizzling hot, dark and brooding–and I even woke up my partner from laughing aloud at a humorous part in the story! Having read several works by this author in the past, I kept waiting for the twist–and I was not disappointed. Kept me turning pages right up to the final one. I definitely recommend this book.