This probably should be a 3 star rating but I tend to over rate Ward's books b/c she writes the romance piece so well. I love everything about Qhuinn & Blay and their rocky, angsty relationship and I'm glad Ward didn't hold back on any m/m details. I also love the original core of brothers that I've read up to at this point. However, I don't care much for any of these new side characters and their storylines. I still love this series and will continue reading but I hope that Ward will win me over in future books and make me love these new characters that I haven't connected with at all.