This is my favorite kind of series. Each book can stand alone on its own merit and reading them all in order makes them even better. Read it, and experience it. Experience Micah's pain, the guardian's worry, Samantha's empowerment, and the healing power of love. Then, at the end there is a surprise twist with the author's quirky sense of justice.
As of today this book was still available as a free download for Kindle, Nook, Smashwords, and Kobo. Its too good to waste. Read it, then read the rest of them.