I actually read this book in 2 days. It had my attention. However, that being said, I felt like I was turning pages to see what was going to happen next and never really got most of the plot points answered. It almost seemed as if the author kept changing her mind as far as which direction the book/story was going to go. The sex was too much, but maybe it was more of all the "looking past extra parts" thing that started to bother me. I don't think Merry had sex with anyone who was just normal, or as "normal" as she is. The partner had extra something, or green skin, or silver (Christmas tinsel silver) hair, or scales. It seemed every scene was more "exotic" than the past one. I was surprised when I reached the end. I felt like nothing was really answered and everything that did "end" ended really quickly. I'm not sure where this story is going. It was a page turner so that was something. I enjoyed the main character and her "charisma." I have to say that Hamilton's talent is building and building a story that makes you want to keep reading but I'm not sure she knows how to end a story. I bought the next book and am so far very disappointed with the way the story is going.