Ivy was amazing. She had been through so much loss in her life but was still so positive. I really admired her ability to see the good in life. Patrick was really and truly stiff when he met Ivy. His own best friend said he had a stick up his butt, he was that uptight. Ivy brings the best out in Patrick without either of them realizing it. I don't want to spoil the book for anyone but I have to say the challenges put before them would have been difficult for anyone, I love that they work through things and come out better in the end. As with other books by CM Foss I enjoyed the support characters a lot. It is important to have those around who can be there no matter what, even when we are at our worst. I loved this book and give it 5 stars! CM Foss has yet again told a challenging story with great characters that had me in from the first page to the happy ending.