These are my 1st books I've read by Jessica Hawkins. I wasn't sure what to expect. I was happily surprised to find an author I'll definitely be reading a lot more by. Honestly, after reading the whole series and knowing all the twists, turns, & surprises. I'm going to read it again. Understanding & knowing the motives behind actions will make it a pleasurable re-read. There were somethings I truly did not see coming. Which doesn't happen often. So, it made the books even better to me.
I was impressed by how real the author was able to make the characters. It's rare to find an author that truly seems to understand human emotions as complex as they can be. Then translate that to the page in a way you not only understand but can feel. That made these characters jump to life from the page. You can feel the passion, anger, hurt, love, everything they go through.
These books are a slow build. They aren't full of fast paced drama and action. They are full of the complex relationships between people. Their emotions & watching love build, grow, burn, & hopefully build again. There are some pretty steamy sex scenes.
The books are in my opinion definitely worth a read.