I would give a 4 star to the writer's ability ' I couldn't stop crying in this one. The story of two beautiful lovers was no more in this book. Cade struggles with the loss of a wife he loved and loss (but, she's hanging on via life support). In the middle of it all is Eden who steps up to the plate (since there's no one else to do it) and takes care of Cade after he is released from the hospital, takes him to therapy and to the home to visit Ever. From the very beginning, it was obvious what was going to happen - sure enough, it did in the most aggressive, raw, sexual way possible. They felt guilty initially (so they say) but they continued for two months as a way to cope with Ever''s condition and the stress/loss associated with it.
I really felt cheated out of a great story. What I thought would be the ultimate in true love, ended up really upsetting me (Yes! I''m aware this is fiction). He shared something with Eden that he never should have, becoming so needy for her that he couldn't sleep without her. Maybe if it was only sex, I could understand, but, I felt he shared his heart (although he would never identify it as such). You cannot tell me this great looking man couldn't find sex with someone other than his wife''s twin sister. How do you claim to have such love and then 'dive' into Eden''s body as though she was your last breath? Cade always professed his love for Ever and continued to do so even in Eden''s presence. Was the sex so great that he would risk the guilt, and deception for a woman he claimed he did not love (obviously)?
As for Eden, I considered this act of sleeping with her good-looking brother-in-law the final knife in the back. Of course she has always envied her twin and thought Ever always got everything she wanted way to easily. Well dammit, you''re in a coma and your husband is hot, distraught and sexy. Why shouldn''t I have a taste of him? OK, she didn't exactly say this, but, this is how it seemed to me. This is where I thought it became too freaking explicit. I didn't need to get all the details of their encounter. It left my stomach turning (seriously). After reading what Cade and Eden had done, over and over in such graphic detail, how can one connect with Cade (the main character) again? I did feel cheated here, because what I thought was going to be the romance of the year, ended up really pissing me off. I found her (Eden) to be a manipulative slutty Bitch and he, a real cheating scum bag. I would have had more respect for Cade and Eden if the author killed off Ever and start a new relationship with Eden and Cade (Love but different, the grown up kind). I''m a glutton for punishment and decide to read the third book.