The Night Porter - Sue  Brown I started reading The Night Porter knowing full well there would be no HEA and Sue Brown did not disappoint...I was left weeping at the end.

Max I fell desperately in love with. He is who I wish I could be - someone who, even after his heart is broken time and again, remains open, caring and vulnerable. Robert...Robert was something else entirely. He led me to believe he was kind and generous, honest and loving but in the end proved himself to be none of those things. And yet he had the potential to be all of those things and I found myself mourning the man he could be.

Ms. Brown is to be commended for bringing us such a well crafted story, inhabited by 3-dimensional characters...and all this in a short story! *applause*