This book was well written in terms of plot and mechanics, but the characters were a little problematic. The two Hs have issues because a woman they were protecting was killed under their watch. They don’t ever want to protect someone again. The h has a lifetime of issues stemming from feeling unwanted and unloved growing up. When she is sent to the two Hs because she needs protection, neither of them make her feel welcome and one makes it quite clear he doesn’t want her there at all. He can see the hurt in her eyes when he says things to that effect, but it never stops him. And she continues to put herself out there. The issue is never fully dealt with and he never properly expresses regret or remorse for hurting her repeatedly. I wish that issue has been addressed.