I loved Preservation, the first book. And I enjoyed reading this one very much. But a couple of things bothered me. The one that did so most was Ryan's predictability. You could call them a mile away. I thought maybe he would surprise me with making more right choices than wrong ones, and that the blame this time would be on Kate. Regardless of all this, I love Rachael's writing, her words are almost like the character is telling you the story as a friend, confiding in you. Can't wait for Carter's book.