So this story did have a formula that is tried and true, and admittedly sometimes that can get a little old. For me, this story worked and I think it's more to do with potential than anything. I want to know about Alec and Grier's past (which we don't really find much out in this story), I want to see how the new regime works out, there is so much I want to know.
Keeping that in mind, the story should have been longer so I could find those things out, so I'm hoping for a sequel to quell my needs. I enjoyed the interactions between Alec and Grier and could feel that bond developing through the quick banter (oh, how I love banter). Overall, a solid read