Tatiana and Alexander went through so much in this book, almost all of it heartache. Although I loved it, it killed me that they spent so much time apart. Their present lives during the book were filled with such anguish that there were times when I wasn't sure I could endure any more. But I did. Just like the characters did. What kept me going were the flashbacks, promises that things would get back to better times. The ending was spectacularly big and over the top, and I loved it. Can't wait to read the third and final book.