I was originally going to give this story 2 stars because I didn't really like the story or the characters. But, upon mulling it over, decided that it was because the author is an excellent writer and storyteller that I had the reaction I did. The story was well written. I found the cruel, screwed up, sadistic, manipulative, dishonest characteristics of Jeremy to be really disturbing. I also thought the 'relationship' that was developing was really dysfunctional and co-dependent so it didn't appeal to me. So, while I didn't enjoy the story, I could appreciate the author's talent.