These two have definitely made progress. We discover that Dean's overwhelming need to protect Liv is actually doing more damage than good. Each has learned a lot about themselves in a way that has forced change in their relationship. Dean doesn't have to take the weight of everything and Liv doesn't have to let him anymore. He needs to be able to lean on her now and she needs to stiffen her spine! Both are facing serious life changing situations and need to be strong but supportive of one another. One thing they don't need to fix is the sex. Dean and Liv are explosive together!! Now if they can only get everything else together... can't wait for book 3!