This was a sweet, solid read and I enjoyed it. Emily's world comes crashing down around her when she learns that her lover is not all that he seems, so she runs off to the city to stay with her understanding cousin. Except that said cousin is out of the country, leaving only his taciturn roommate/houseguest Jude to keep her company. It turns out that he has some secrets of his own, but watching these two let down their guard around each other and build a real relationship is a lot of fun. It's not an unusual or exotic story, but it does end up being a good one with endearing characters.