I read this series a long time ago and have now started from the beginning. I don't remember exactly how I felt about this book the first time around but I absolutely loved it the 2nd time around. This is definitely the book that took you from the Anita Blake series that we read from book 1-10 to the way that the series is now so if you don't like a lot of sex in your reading you probably will not like this book or any of the ones after it. Personally I enjoyed both the begging of the series and where it has progressed to. I do always wonder though if the author had big change in the series planned from the beginning or if something happened either personally or professionally that caused her to change it. My only disappointment is that book 10-16 aren't available on audiobook.