OMG! I love this series and hoped this would be the last in a trilogy with a happy ever after ending! How wrong was I?!!! Everything was going that way until the last few paragraphs and then horror!! I am in bits! My heart was racing and my blood pressure must be through the roof. I finished it before going to bed, and my emotions are so raw I was unable to sleep because I couldn't get the ending out of my head. I have been crying over these two people, I love them so much and could not be any more distraught if this happened to my own kids and that's saying something. All night and day today, I have been telling myself it's only a story; they're just characters; etc. but my brain just won't stop going over and over it in my head. I have even found myself desperately trying to think up various scenarios as to what will happen next and hope to God, Adriene gets them back together and gives them a happy ending in the next book, because I just can't go through this again! I have over a hundred books on my Kindle like these but not one has left me in this state, even when similar events have happened to other characters. Carter and Evangeline are the only ones who have become so real that I want to jump in the Kindle - literally! - and go sort them out myself. This might sound utterly mad, but I can't help myself. I am going to make myself ill by the time book 4 is out on 31st of March! I can't praise this series highly enough, 5 stars isn't enough it's a must read. But please Adriene, no more!