In my opinion, it is neither as fantastic as some would have us believe nor is it as diabolically awful as others would suggest. The premise of the book; a girl who was kidnapped and subjected to horrific physical, emotional and sexual abuse over a period of two months is rescued by a "knight in shining armour", although we do learn later that the knight's armour may not be quite as shining as first thought.
The story follows Caitlyn Lockyer's return from a coma in the hospital through the horrific nightmares and recovery back to health. The whole time, he knight in shining armour (a total stranger supposedly) is there beside her bed encouraging, supporting and sharing her anguish.
It is at times a brutal story, but at its heart it is, of course, a love story. I found the characters only partly believable. The girl was definitely too young for the back history created by Carlton, but nevertheless, she was well portrayed as vulnerable, innocent and very easy, as a reader, to identify with. I found the end of the book just a shade confusing and this may be the due to the fact that a sequel was being anticipated and set up.
This is an excellent book for those who like their romance a little hard, a little frightening and a little dangerous. In conclusion, I did actually enjoy the read and would have no problem recommending it for people to buy and enjoy. If I could give half stars, it would be 3.5 for this book, but I'll settle for three only because of the continual confusion I felt when trying to relate to the lead, male character Nathan. I would classify it as a good, solid read.