I really enjoyed the novella. Rivers writes some beautiful, lyrical prose and her characters are very likable. The only thing that kept me from giving this a pure 5 is the POV. I love first person, present. LOVE IT! but I actually would have liked to have seen this or parts of this from Brian's perspective. He's going through a lot. At the end, you get a sense that down the road he's still going to have plenty of issues. Which is fine, I mean don't we all have issues. But I was a little worried for him as the story progressed. Anywho, I will definitely read more of Rivers's work. She's got a new fan in me.