I have mixed feelings about this book. I couldn't stop reading and yet found myself highly creeped out by a main character with a physical response to a 12-year old, even if he was engaged more by her "old soul" presence. And yet I want to read the next one. I can only wish that Anne Bishop had left that part out of the novel - it wouldn't have impacted the storyline. While I will read the next book, I'd gladly have never read this one. Again, engaging but also icky.