If you felt like this book ended with a lot of stuff unresolved, don't fret—the story of Sam, Ramon, Bridin, and the rest of the gang continues in the sequel, Necromancing the Stone, as well as "Death and Waffles," an Ashley-centric short story published on Amazon Kindle. Still, the ending of the first book does leave us with an awful lot of questions.
How will being a were-bear affect Ramon's life? Will Sam move into Douglas's mansion? Is Douglas really dead? We're pretty confident that these and other questions will send you flocking to the library or your local bookstore to get Necromancing the Stone and find out.
Still, the end of Hold Me Closer, Necromancer does give us resolution in terms of Sam's basic internal conflicts. He's reunited with his mother, who tearfully makes multiple apologies for hiding his true identity from him, and comes to terms with the idea that he never has been, nor ever will be, just a normal guy. We even get the added bonus of seeing Sam inherit Douglas's position on the Council along with the creepy mansion and his newly acquired phenomenal powers of necromancy.
Sam may just be an ordinary fry cook trying to get by at the beginning of the book, but the story ends with ordinary being the last word we'd use to describe him—and the stage set for more extraordinary adventures.