Grace and Rio. The action remains high through most of the book with plateaus of peace to give you a breath as Grace heals for one reason or another. She is a stong woman and her character development at least in determination is well thought out by Banks. The brain link reunion with her sister Shea is better than the actual reunion on the wedding day...not saying whose wedding.
Rio is the brooding alpha hero we all love and he doesn't let you down in any way. I am beginning to feel an ever so slight lack of sustainable interest from Banks in this book. By that I mean, there is some of Banks usual passion missing here. Barely percievable. Is KGI beginning to run it's course? Hope not. The next book is P.J. the hot alpha chick on the team.
Rio saves Grace from her captors and takes her back to his hidden hideaway in the jungles of another country. Grace shows unbelieveable strength in walking away from her captors, literally, at Rio's side. Can not help but call her one strong lady. Later the evil bad guy wants her captured again to save the life of his dieing daugher Elizabeth. Does he get his way or not. That is the thread through much of the story. Of course he does, Grace goes and then desplays her incredible stategic thinking. Then she does her thing at a cost higher then I had expected. Bit of a surprise there at the climax of the story. Always good.
The HEA was perfect, first with family and friends and then on their own. Only one thread left dangling at the end of this story. One that I really don't care one way or the other about. I enjoyed reading the book and it did have all of the elements I look for in this type of read.