They fascinate me. All these characters just fascinate me. Stefano and Silvio, of course, but Donata and Franco too. This is one thing that the author does well, I think. Create memorable and layered characters - no cardboard cutouts here! A purely shallow moment - I must say that the image of Silvio in his leathers, on his bike... OMG, so damned hot. :) What also has totally hooked me is the evolution of Stefano. Up until Dark Temptation I was thinking of him being in his early 40s, but he's younger. early 30s. and NOW I understand him a lot better. *LOL* Or I think I do. I love Aleksandr's writing and I love this series. I HIGHLY recommend it.