This is one of the better written books in dealing with the relationship. Also, while there is hot sex, there is not too much.That being said, the conflict did not seem very solved by the end of the book. There is the ongoing "bad guys" of the series, but nothing ever really comes to a head.What was nice is seeing this Gift kick ass when she had to and we did not see her as a victim or a stereotype. I will say that both of their psychological problems were too easily solved.So, better than the rest of the series, but I still want more of a plot than "bad guys want to kidnap chick." I am smarter than that.