** spoiler alert **
Ethan Quinn was sexually abused as a very young child and after a brutal raping was hospitalized where Stella Quinn found and adopted him. Eventhough he is deeply in love with Grace, he feels dirty and unworthy of her. Since Ethan won't make the first move, this leaves Grace no choice if she wants her man.
It is a struggle that is as heartbreaking for the reader as it is for Ethan and Grace. This is almost as good as Cameron's story but not quite. Sea Swept
is very light hearted while due to the content Rising Tides
is rather dark and upsetting. Still wonderful and a must read but be prepared this one'll bring tears to your eyes.