I've thoroughly enjoyed this series so far. It has great writing, world-building and characters. At first I sympathized with Damen, but it was Laurent who I grew to love most in these two books. He has a quietness about him despite his reputation, I'm not quite sure how to describe it. But there's also a great strength to him as well. He keeps much to himself, but we slowly get to see more as he begins to let Damen in.They're both great characters though and truly three dimensional in this story. It was such a joy to see the relationship between these two build slowly, but with a great foundation that hopefully leads to something lasting for them. I can't wait until the third one comes out - and it can't be quick enough.