Protection - S.A. Reid The rape scene was a little tough for me to get through, but I am glad I kept reading and that Joey was able to forgive Gabe, and they were able to have a relationship. I love that we got to see that Gabe did have some redeeming qualities, and that he gave his life for Joey (which I knew he was going to do before he did) just blew me away. How could I not cry?!