****None of my goodreads friends gave this a good review. I think I might just skip it.***Ok, so I ended up reading this after all, as part of an Author-by-Alphabet challenge, where I tend to try to read something I wouldn't normally read. I figured this fit the bill, as so many of my GR friends despised it that I normally would have stayed as far away from it as possible.Do I regret my choice? Not preceisely. It's strange. It wasn't really a very good book, nor can I really say that I liked it, and yet, it was fast and easy read, and I am sluggishly interested enough that I put the 2nd book on reserve. My first inclination is to give it a 2.5 stars, and yet, I don't think I've EVER read a sequel of something I rated that low. It defies explanation.