I was very hesitant to read this book once I started. Since I started reading these books in the chronological order I knew who Gabe Bonner was and what had happened to him and when I made the connection this was to be his "new" story I didn't like it. I thought maybe SEP was stepping out of line doing this to go on with the storyline, but I, grudgingly, carried on anyway. And I'm not regretful, my fears were unfounded when it's clear that SEP made her best to not force this down on us and I'm happy with the result. This was an honest book and I'm glad I read it.