This was a great beginning to a series. I loved the characters and how complex they were...especially Laurent who is a mystery even after reading 200 pages of him. I loved that there is a slow build up to the relationship of the two men and that the writer did not shy away from the reality of how their relationship with start out based on their circumstances. It us a brutal world with danger and schemes upon schemes...this is not the environment for love and trust....but you can see it starting...even i now it is just a mutual facination. I am really looking forward to part 2 and the drama I know is coming once Laurent finds out who Damen is.....can't wait. Already have the new one bought and ready to read.