So when I started reading Storm, the first book, a friend said to me that I might have some trouble with Gabriel. Me: Like naughty trouble?Friend: Like stabby stab trouble.And yes, Gabriel is an ass. But as we find out in this book, he's a deeply wounded ass. And doesn't that just make us all go "awwwwww". (*Note to girls including my own tween daughter: DO NOT TRANSPOSE THIS TO REAL LIFE. Ass boys in real life are really just asses. Stay away. Live the fantasy vicariously through book boys.)All this to say, I loved Gabriel. Also, this book upped the hotness and sexy factor from the last one. I approve of this and hope it continues. I was also really happy with Layne's character. Yay for smart girls! My only issue is that I hope Kemmerer mixes it up a bit with the formula of "girl is unfairly though poorly of by peers"Okay, next book now please.