I tried to get into this book, I really did. The story premise was interesting, the world was decently built, and there were many great lines and scenes to enjoy. Unfortunately, there was also a lot of repetition - certain phrases, thoughts & descriptions that were used over and over again, ad nauseum. And what was up with using everyone's first and last name all the time? Little things like that drove me nuts throughout the book. As for the romance, oyyy, what a disaster. I didn't like the detective AT ALL, and quite frankly, I think the story would have worked just fine without him. On the whole, I was disappointed. I've been searching for a new UF series to read and this one just didn't do it for me. I'll have to keep looking.