This second addition to the series was completely different in tone and voice. Where the first book was steeped in a huge amount of UST (I guess really unresolved sexual completion) this one starts off immediately. The longing, desperate tone is absent and I think I kinda missed it. However Ethan was fabulously sweet and innocent - but growly, jealous, protective, demanding, and adamant. He might come in a small package except where it counts :) - ha ha - but his innate goodness makes him and the book endearing.