Ben tries to help Alyssa avoid being ruined but things do not go as planned. Alyssa has a plan that is very much not what society wants for her. Together, they support each other and find a way to allow the love to come through. Ben is such a sweetheart, wanting to be honorable and having to work at it, but very sure of himself. He willingly gives Alyssa what she needs to feel strong and independent. Alyssa tries not to care about what others think of her, but she has the fortitude to do what is best for her and her future. When given the chance, she does what her heart tells her. I enjoyed this story, and have enjoyed the series, and I recommend both.
I received a copy of this story as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.