A lot of Rule and Lily as an established couple, it wasn't so new to either of them. They'd clear reached a point in their relationship where they were totally comfortable with each other. It was a very good book. I don't know if I can wait a year! They still have to get married! I do love this series.It was...interesting at some points. There were a couple times where I was like 'really? really now?' but mainly it was awesome. I remain a tad confused about some of the parts though.-Also a side note: in previous books, the dragon of DC is spelled Micah, in this book his name is spelled Mika.