It was almost a four star review. I really enjoyed the difficult back story for both characters and I enjoyed the pace that we explored their relationship.So for 90% of the book I enjoyed the relationship based plot line. Then they pulled attempted murder . I somewhat already expected it, but the reasoning seemed forced and very tropey. It would have been much better if it had been left out, there were plenty of other conflict resolutions that could replaced it.Overall, I enjoyed the book, just not my favorite.