I liked the ending. I almost never like it when a book goes into the future and shows the couple five or more years down the line, but in this case I really enjoyed the afterward that showed how Hardin and Tessa ended up.
I didn’t really like the middle of the book which I thought wasn’t very realistic given their relationship. I can see Tessa going to New York and getting away from Hardin for a while to be independent and learn to be on her own a bit after some of the things he did to her. Even though he had stepped up and improved himself so much since then and showed so much growth in handling volatile situations, I could still see her reasons.
But their love is so tragic and epic and consuming, that I expected things to work out differently than they did. Since when did Tessa start caring what people thought? She was with Hardin from the beginning knowing that people thought he was just using her and he didn’t date. And Tessa came out smelling like a rose for pulling him out of the gutter. Overall I liked the book and it is a good wrap up to the series.
this is what you do when you love someone: you fight for him—you chase after him when you know he needs you. You help him fight the battle against himself, and you never give up on him, even when he gives up on himself.