Preservation - Rachael Wade
The book starts with a little back story on Ryan, the hero. I was glad for this back story because it prevented me from thinking he was a complete jerk. He's wounded, allowed himself to go down some less than stellar roads, and is finally ready to turn himself around. Kate has so much heaped on her shoulder she doesn't have time to play patch up the poor professor. The heart wants what the heart wants and you can only resist for so long. I was proud of how honest Ryan was with Kate.

Kate made mistakes too, some that cost her personally more than Ryan's mistakes cost him. Near the end I was a little afraid I was not going to get my HEA but the author pulled it out of her hat perfectly.