Retribution - Sherrilyn Kenyon A good, action-packed story with a romance that decidedly did NOT blow me away. I liked Jess and his unexpectedly tender and vulnerable side well enough, but Abigail rubbed me the wrong way. I just couldn't see how Jess could go from (a) fighting with Abigail for his life and, oh, by the way, she also killed some Dark-Hunters, too (albeit based on mistaken information) to (b) "damn, girl, you fine, let's make out." Just didn't make sense to me, really. Sherrilyn Kenyon has a fantastic imagination, as usual, but the writing itself always feels a little fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants and unpolished. Depending on what's lined up for the next book, this series may have lost its mojo for me.

I'd say it's a 3 adventure story that gets knocked down for lack of continuity from the rest of the series, plus the aforementioned lukewarm romance and writing.