What an interesting story! As someone told me would happen, Gabe caught me from the get-go. He could be an ass surely, but he was just fighting his own demons. And Lily, sweet Lily. I kinda think she was out of her league with Gabe just because she seemed so innocent! But in a way, she saved our Gabe so I have to love her for that. They certainly enjoyed each other, didn't they? I don't think I've read a story like this before. It was definitely an interesting setup. I loved his stammering at the end! Poor guy had no idea what to say, but he still said it perfectly. He was definitely an alpha male, and a yummy one at that. I might need to find more by this author!