I sooooo love Finn and Alegra's story. I think it's the fact that I have read about how they start to get to know each other from the first book of the series that made me feel that I know them better than Allegra's other two sisters. As I am sure I have mentioned before, I am not really a fan of whirlwind romances. The fact that Allegra and Finn went to several phases of getting to know each other to helping each other and being friends before they came to the romantic side of things made it easier to feel and relate to their love story.
I love how Allegra's character throughout the book. From the sweet sister she is from the first book of the series to the more independent and gutsy gal she is in this book. Next to love stories, I always love reading about characters growing up. That made them more real and easier to believe too. It's nice to see Allegra trying so hard to steel herself and admitting to her weaknesses and be able to ask for help when necessary. I think that was made her such a strong woman. Learning that strength is not being someone who is flawless but having the guts and the will to address your weakness.
Finn's love for Allegra was also heartwarming. I love how supportive he was and how he wouldn't give up for the one he love. Mos of all, I like his humble beginnings and how he made a name for himself and still keep himself on the ground.
The family of both characters were an added bonus. I love how they love, cherish and support each other. Even more so, I love how they tease each other when an awkward situation arises. That scene where Allegra's family caught Finn naked was hilarious. And of course, Shirley is always the life of it all. I don't think any story in this series would ever be the same if you remove her out of the picture. Her walker banner makes my side hurt from laughing.
The suspense side of the story is so thrilling you couldn't ask for more. I think it's the way Kathleen write the suspense parts that set aside her books from others. It had me guessing as I read along. It even made me contradict myself at times. I felt like playing detective as I read through the story. I could have easily been there nosing my way around without any of them knowing, except maybe Mallory.
That cliff hanger in the end pertaining to Mallory and Reid had left me hanging very well, thank you very much. I now can't wait for the next book to come out. And much as I love Reid, I think Terrell just caught my attention. I would love to see more of him in future books.
All in all, reading Finn and Alegra's story has been a wonderful journey, complete with romance, suspense and comedy. There's nothing more can ask for.