I love Jay Bell's Something Like Series and Something Like Lightning was by far one of my favorite books.
I hadn't liked Kelly Phillips much when he first appeared in the earlier books and almost didn't read Lightning, but I'm sooooo happy I did. I never related to a character more, mainly because he was truly a kind-hearted bitch.
Enough aggression to tear ya down but so much compassion that he would buy you ice-cream after. Kelly's story is fantastic! To anyone that is looking for a great series full of well developed characters then check out thesis books.