2,5My heart is breaking to give two stars to this author. Breath on Embers, like the other stories, is scorching hot but, this time, the characters' depiction did not work for me. Characters completely committed to self-pity are not my favorite and Thea's attitude, so contradictory and adverse, thwarts my every effort to compassion. On the contrary, Ronan is affected by the "I'll save you" syndrome, another thing that I can't stand. So the whole story is not for me, but who is not bothered by these two elements will have no problem finding this novella a very good work.