Gauge is one lovable polar bear, I loved how he talked about his woman, so much pride and joy in his voice, "this is my mate, Lola," Gauge said. "Isn't she beautiful?" The salesgirl nodded. "She’s been trapped at a secluded compound in the mountains for the last year. And I am going to buy her an entirely new wardrobe today. Only the best for my mate," he said. His voice full of enthusiasm and humor." I loved this book and Gauge.