This book took me completely by surprise. I hadn't anticipated such a whirlwind of a ride. I also hadn't anticipated the very big role cancer has to play in this book. My grandmother was recently diagnosed with stomach cancer, has gone through chemo, and only a few weeks ago had her stomach and parts of her esophagus removed. Oh yeah, this book hit me. Hard.The interior motivations, the exterior motivations, all the different personalities combining/clashing only as family units can...what a powerful book this was.Taryn's writing blew me away. This is an extremely real romance, and this book seriously gave me additional strength and hope. Taryn - Thank you. I sincerely hope there are sequels to this novel! The cast of characters was too lovely to not know more about.