She didn't like Gage?
I'm reading a romance/cozy called The Final Arrangement (I doubt I'll read more by the author unless it really improves; I understand why the sleuth always hooks up with a cop - ease of plotting - but the whole "he's so gorgeous I'm drooling the second I see him, and within two days we're obviously an item" school of writing annoys me). The protagonist is inconsistently written, plus she (in the tradition of the worst of the genre) and the cop are really slow to grasp that someone's after her. (In those two days her van is hit, two fires are set at her house, someone makes a "breather" call, and two tires on her van just spontaneously blow up - and a red pickup is seen at least twice while this is going on?)
The author also has a habit of capitalizing the quote tag after question marks or periods, which is noticeable enough when it's a name like Alex or the pronoun I, but really catches your eye when it's a different pronoun ("What are you doing?" He said.).