I was nervous after the last book. It was pretty hardcore; Hazard (in particular) and Somers went through some effed up ess. I was hoping that Ashe wouldn't put them through too much else and I'm so delighted (inappropriate word as this book is still intense and deals with difficult subject matter) that this book allowed the guys a bit of time to breathe. The way Ashe deals with Hazard's mindset in the aftermath of the last book is deft and thoughtful, as is the depiction of Somers as he struggles to help save his boyfriend from himself. In all, the book left me hopeful for the future for Hazard and Somers, but with a low hum of danger in the background, as is right.
it's rare to find a series that goes into such depth about the relationship between the MCs. Life isn't easy, and building a relationship requires attention, bravery, vulnerability and commitment, not just love. Beautifully done! Can't wait for the next one!