I enjoyed this with the exception of the Rio's age. He was 18, just turning 19 at the time the story took place. My son is 19 and I was kinda all squicked out! There was no warning in the blub that Rio was a kid. And I'm sorry. He's a kid. A kid with a sucky life but a kid none the less. It was hard for me to wrap my head around it.
Now if I put aside the kid factor this book was a good read. The writing was tight, the emotions were tangible and I felt like I knew both the characters. The supporting characters were also well fleshed out and I did enjoy Mick's brother.
Is the next book gonna be about him?
This was first by Kate Steele but I'll be back for more. As long as they have older heroes.