I have no words for this novel except that I liked it and am confused by it. I can tell that by the end of the novel Eric Poole found his tenderness but in a different way than he originally wanted. The feelings that Lori brought out in him confused both me and Eric alike. I lived this book from both minds of both characters and I can say that I am still confused over Lori. Both craving tenderness and, most importantly, love got it from unexpected people: each other.
Overall I think this was a great book and the ending was unexpected in which I felt for Eric because he lost what he was looking for and he felt it too late.