There's a bit of a cliffhanger, but not so much of one that you can't read this as a standalone. I'm not sure if I'll read the sequel for the rest of Mase & Reese's story. I liked this story alright, but there were some things that bothered me. Reese was terribly naive and the self-deprecation got tiresome after a while. But I felt for her and I really liked Mase. His dirty talk was on point, y'all. Wow. Now that I'm thinking about the dirty talk, I'm a little more interested in reading the sequel. Little bit.