Solace is a solid continuation of the previous books. Not as much steamy action in this installment, but i didn't really notice because my attention was fixated on the budding 'understory'. This series has it's claws in me, big time. It was my first foray into MC themed books, but was pleasantly surprised to discover a supernatural/fantasy element, which is right up my alley. My only complaint is that while the books continue to build on the relationships of the main characters, it feels as though the bigger picture of the series is still as murky as ever Needless to say, while i might wish for a little clarity in outcome of the story, i absolutely love all the characters, and the bonds that have been forged so far. But with only 1 book remaining, I hope the series can come to a satisfying conclusion, and that it doesn't end in a rushed attempt at filling gaps.