4 1/2 stars! I can’t believe it has taken me so long to find this series. I am totally sucked in. I’ve almost read ‘Tragic’ and ‘Manic’ in about 12 hours, ending at 3:00am. Of course, I immediately purchased the next book. This is a continuation of the first book and it is NOT a standalone. You must read ‘Tragic’ first.
I loved learning more about the side characters with this book. And because Ronin is off helping Claire, we get to see how Rook relates with them. I didn’t want to like Ford. But damn, he made it difficult to hate him. He genuinely cares for Rook and takes care of her.
There are definitely twists and turns in this one, and more suspense. But, the steam and sizzle between Rook and Ronin is ever present.
The writing in this follow-up was just as good as the first in the series.