Yeah, Addy and Kristof finally get their story. Knew it would be a good one! If you are looking to start with this story, go for it but honestly, if you start at the first one Jagged Edge, and work through them, this story will resonate so much more. Cara Carnes writes real people, real stories and that also means real life so be prepared. No, it's not gratuitous but sadly violence happens soooo......that said the payoff is totally worth it. These books are to be savoured . I enjoy her books so much, I wish she could write a little quicker but then they wouldn't be so good. What a dilemma!