Also having Character Story threads continued from the previous Romulan war books Is something I'd been hoping for a along time would continue future Enterprise books.
That is not what I said. I said that ROTF Book 2 would continue the threads from ROTF Book 1. While ROTF is in continuity with The Romulan War
and moves the characters forward from where they were at the end of it, this is not just more of the same. Mike Martin told that story and brought it to a conclusion. I'm beginning the next story after it.