So, I think this book is where the series started really picking up for me. It was more graphic than the previous two, which is much more my style. The first two felt kind of.. soft, I guess, and frankly just weren't real winners to me. They weren't bad, they just really blended into the crowd.
I understand that the "romance" aspect of this series (which is mainly only presented in the last two novels) may put some people off of reading them due to its nature, but the weirdness of it wore off pretty quickly for me.
Overall, I enjoyed the book.