2.5 stars. The ending redeemed it and I will continue with the series. I'm not one to shy away about any topic whether its Stockholm syndrome, rape, cheating, etc. In this book, there's cheating. Lots and lots of cheating and it just didn't work for me in this book. Maybe because I didn't love the characters as much? If we started 16 years ago, back when two of the characters initially met, and developed the relationship and characters from there.... Maybe I would be more emotionally invested in this book. I think with these touchy topics, you really have to emotionally carve a hole out of the readers heart, otherwise it's just ... Meh.