I was left with a lot of questions about Alexi and Sean, both as a couple and as individuals, after the harrowing events in the last book. The author gives us this opportunity to look into their minds and hearts as they struggle with the aftereffects of the situations in In the Blood.
They know that what they are suffering from is PTSD. But identifying and overcoming are two very different things.
We are led through their thoughts, as they stutter and backtrack, yearn and fear.
We are shown that even the strongest among the people of that world have weaknesses and that it takes just as much time and effort to grapple with it and move in a forward direction as any of the mere mortals.
I'm glad that the author took the time to write this novella and give us a bit of closure in regards to these two characters. They needed to be heard and understood. They are stronger now in spite of the pain they endured and the emotional distance they had between them.
They reclaimed their passion and embraced their love.