I love it when a heroine and hero gives each other something to remember them by. And that's exactly what Ryan and Emily do. Ryan "Flash" Gordon met Emily at a major turning point in her life. He has seen the worst of her and the best of her - and he still loves her. To me, that defines a fantastic relationship. Emily Royal bin Yusuf is forced to do something no spouse should ever be forced to do. She frees herself and meets the man of her dreams when she is most vulnerable, but does not and cannot act on their gravitational pull until she makes a decision that she knows will cause a rift between them. Despite the decisions made and challenges presented to them including the initial thought of betrayal, Ryan stands by Emily and feels the necessary need to protect her. Ryan is called into duty only to be placed in an excellent position to protect Emily once again. This story is everything I enjoy in a book. I recommend it!