I really enjoy this author. She has a talent for getting you in the hearts and minds of her characters. She allows you to learn each character without long drawn out backstories; you are given enough to understand and know them, and not waste good snark and romance time on explanations.
I am glad that this played out after they worked together for two years.
It took a little bit for me to like, then love, Gabe. His ways were not conducive to winning my approval or respect. Once I came to know him better, that all changed. I ached and cried for him.
Dylan is a lovely person. He is not afraid to stand up for and take care of himself. He meets Gabe toe-to-toe and earns his respect in the process. I was rooting for Dylan from the beginning.
This is well thought out, and well developed. The flow is good and the main characters make you want to know them better.
There is a healthy dose of irreverence, bullheadedness and humor. Their banter is amusing throughout but after they come to care, it is tempered with the sweet emotions they now have for each other.
Seeing Gabe open up is beautiful to behold, and Dylan respects the journey Gabe has made to get them to the place they need to be to continue on together.
The passion is strong and the HEA is satisfying.
The secondary characters are well placed and supportive to the storyline.