A BRUTAL TENDERNESS is not a sequel but a mirror of A TERRIBLE LOVE. It gives the reader a chance to read Cas’s side of the same events through his eyes. I thought it was a nice touch to see it from the hero’s eyes. Cas is an emotional and passionate man that I forget that he is so young. When he cares, it is complete and absolute and you can see it with Jewell and with his friends. It isn’t halfway. Their relationship isn’t without its ups and downs but he won’t give up on them. He wants to show her that he isn’t like her family who abandoned her when things got tough and he is a keeper. Overall, I think A BRUTAL TENDERNESS is a good follow-up to read after A TERRIBLE LOVE.