I bought this book after getting hooked by the free first part of the original serial. I'm so glad I was able to read the whole incredible story in one fast frantic swoop. Waiting any amount of time between each part might have made me expire from anticipation. Candy is a heroine I could immediately love despite her life choices and Mr. Dumont's conflicted personality mirrored my own feelings about how I expected or wanted the story to end. Alessandra Torre is now firmly ensconced in my auto·buy list and I can't wait to see what she writes next.