I had to really push to finish this book. I don't think I can recall a book that had so much piled up angst or crappy situations for the MC's. Unfortunately, I felt zero sympathy for the characters & found myself rolling my eyes at several points. For me, one dramatic situation after the other book ended by tears loses its poinancy. I can't empathize for the situations because there isn't any rise and fall. It just feels a bit manipulative for the reader to feel bad for the characters. Unfortunately for me, I really disliked Chase. I didn't feel much strength from him & his actions didn't help me like him. Also, discussing flatulence, feces, excrement, and using words like suckle and flopped in sex scenes is not something I personally would like to read.