I was able to review this book for the blog tour. I really enjoyed it. The characters were well written and the story was amazing....The story centers around Serena King who is a sophomore in college. She is a quiet person who is just trying to live a normal life but has a very dark secret and a troubled past that has been haunting her since she was 15. She spends most of her time alone until she meets the handsome Alex Blackthorn. Not only does he make her realize she longs to be loved he also makes her come to terms with what has been haunting her. I really enjoyed this book. The story was intense and I loved how the end of the book played out. I think Kate Laurens did a fantastic job handling the situations in the book. I loved that both characters had to over come conflict. I loved Serena and Alex together. They had a very strong passion and sexual tension. Alex is a sweet, caring and understand character. His background story was unique I don't think I have ever read anything like it.I would recommend this book to anyone looking for an intense story with a lot of passion and a dark background. I really enjoyed it.