I guess I like my rakes a little softer around the edges than what we see here. The series title Lords of Vice couldn't be more apt. Aside from Juliana, I found nearly every character reprehensible. A character will do something that left me aghast, and I'd think no other character could sink so low...but I was wrong. It's like a contest to see who could out-dastard whom. Forget watching Sinclair & Juliana fall in love; we're just supposed to go with it that Sin has been utterly redeemed by his heretofore unseen love of Juliana. An HEA with this group? I doubt it... Something about the story grabbed me, though, and kept me reading, not skimming, and enjoying it all despite myself. Definitely not the book for everyone. I'm still debating whether I dare attempt book 2. I'm not sure I can take this lot in extended doses.