I opted to read this book after seeing a post the author made. The premise sounded incredibly interesting. I'm pleased to say that it lived up to my expectations. That's not to say that it's perfect, because it isn't. There were times that I felt things were over done, or the author was trying too hard, other times it felt as though the author wasn't trying hard enough. There were a couple places where I felt as though the author was 'absent.' That being said, the book's length more than made up for the lapses. The great vastly outweighed the mediocre. I spent a very pleasant afternoon reading this book, and would not be averse to reading other works by the author. The romance was good, and not too graphic at all, there was good action, and the storyline was good. I truly enjoyed this book and would encourage others to check it out. Also, the arsenal index in the back was a fantastic personal touch!!