This is part of a series. I didn't know that until I saw it on Good Reads. However, I am guessing each book can stand alone since this is a standalone story. It's very well-written, the writer has a lyrical, poetic way with her words. The problem I had with this book, though, is I stopped caring about the characters. At first, this started formulaic, and then, it got better, even if I did think both characters did too much assuming for the little information they had about one another. Then, things started falling into their laps too perfectly. The main female character turned into a woman who could do everything from fight three teenage boys to shoot a bear. She had no real flaws, and it just made it hard to relate to her after a while. Well-written, but weak story.