This story took an interesting turning for me. I won't tell you how since it is a short story but just look at the characters. This story does open up a little slow and it took me a minute to get in it but I am glad I stuck with it. It was different from many short romances that seem to fall more erotic in nature. This was a story about survival, finding one's balance, and learning to move on from the past. Allison was real in showing her fears, dislikes, and her character as it started to grow and open up. The male was off-putting at times but you have to think they are in it for survival and some tense scenes do come up. This book was an oasis leading from danger into bliss but life and death come back around in the end. It is only in with that, you find what you really need in life and where your heart lies. This happy ever after plays off into their future and what appears maybe another book on the horizon. I would love to read more into Allison's best friend, Summer and her sexy love interest.