I was so excited when I heard that Jess and Ike were getting a book. Jessica is such a sweet and giving person. She has such a fun sense of humor and seemed to delight in getting under Ike's skin. Ike was a bit of a mystery, he was quiet and didn't let others in. I knew from the Hard Ink series that at some point what was going on would have to effect Jessica. Ike was already involved because of the Raven Raiders helping the Hard Ink guys. I was surprised yet again the lengths the bad guys would go to in order to get to them.
Jess calls Ike after her apartment has been ransacked and she over hears the guys in her apartment say they need her. Ike decides that he needs to get Jessica somewhere safe, which leads to him taking Jessica out of Baltimore.
I always knew that if Ike and Jess had to spend time together with no one else that they would have to deal with their feelings for one another. I was cheering for Ike to sort through how he felt about himself and see he was worthy of Jess. Jess knew she had feelings for Ike but he felt that friends only was the best route. I was cheering for them to be together from the first page.
My all time favorite quote from Ike is: "When we're together everything makes sense. And when we're not...it's like everything falls apart." Also when he says: "That's just it, I don't want to be friends anymore, Jess. I want to be everything to you." I am truly in love with these two as a couple. They are a perfect balance of each other and I was extremely happy to see them get together.