Set almost immediately after the events in A New Hope, this is a fun, action-packed adventure starring Han Salo and Chewbacca. While there aren't any real hints of the events in The Force Awakens, it's fun to see more of these characters, including how reluctant Han is to be associated with the rebels at this point in the tale.
I also enjoyed learning more about Chewbacca and the Millennium Falcon. Yes, we see them in the movies, but sometimes reading gives more details of the inner workings than you are able to see on screen. Plus, the book takes us into Chewie's thoughts a few times, which is an added bonus!
Well-written, this story really brings the characters and the adventure to life. It feels like it fits in perfectly with the the time and the rest of the Star Wars universe.