A good friend recommended this one to me, and our reading and writing preferences match up a lot of the time, and boy was she ever right. Amaretto Flame has a cast of awesome and vivid characters, and a story that drew me in from the start. The main character Olivia is awesome, she's strong and independent but she still manages that vulnerability around the people that she trusts. I'm able to connect and relate with her on a deep level, and I'm wholly invested in her story and what happened to her. Her friends, from Everett to Jenny are well developed and all play a part in telling Olivia's story. The secondary character of Jackson is well written, he's got looks, intrigue and a guitar. A winner in my book. I love how their relationship develops and how they learn each other's secrets. I'd recommend this to YA, and paranormal lovers alike.