I feel this book is really only 1.5 stars. I'm giving it two for the simple fact the dog got its HEA. It took me almost two weeks to finish this book and I literally had to bargain with myself to keep going. The story and characters had potential but I believe the writing was the failure for me. I really, really, really wish new authors would not attempt first person narrative, it takes skill to pull it off and that did not happen here.