Revisiting my thoughts on this one after a reread. It was a little too disjointed with the multiple storylines, and I felt that Ward wasn't able to keep it together too well ultimately. Have to knock this one down to a 3 upon reflection. Still a good story, but not up to the standards (and particularly the romance standards) of the first few books. This series is turning into UF (or has it already turned?), but as long as my library keeps carrying them, I'll probably still keep reading them with the possible exception of Tohr's upcoming book...don't get me started on that "HEA."