I read this trilogy in three days; it's SO compulsively readable. Of all the heroes and heroines in the series, I liked Grey & Berkeley from this book the most, and I really wanted to give this four stars. I couldn't though, because I was so bloody tired that a large part of this series' conflict was driven by the h/h NOT TALKING. God, how much do I hate that? (hint: A LOT) Maybe it wouldn't have grated as much if I hadn't sucked these books down in three days, but the fact remains that I did notice, and I find it an unfortunate weakness.Also off-putting was Berkeley's psychic gift. It's not really my thing, unless I'm reading a PNR or SFF. Probably I'm being overly picky about it, but it made me roll my eyes a little bit.