Loved the story. A must re-read.Gabriel becomes this extraordinary person when he loses something vital. He doesn't wallow in bitterness for long but pulls himself up by the bootstraps and becomes strong with the help of another extraordinary person, Antonio. The romance is just lovely. The circumstance initially sad but demonstrates how a tragic incident can strengthened the trust and love between two people, if they just let it happen. Antonio is so old worldly, I want to bring him home.A definite re-read.