Gosh will these characters ever be on the same page as each other, all the angst and pain they are inflicting is going back and forth like a tennis ball during a match. Having said that I'm glued to this series. All the emotions have me tied in knots, half the time I have a lump in my throat. The support characters are quite fun so its enough to lighten things up and give some relief from all the drama. This is fairly intense through most of the book so you do need the lighter moments. The twists and turns keep this from getting comfortable or staid. Great reading, compulsive and addicting.