3.5Second in the series, it gives the a traumatized character, Leila, from the first book her HFN. The emotional interaction between the H/h is stilted. I think the dialogue is awkward and diminishes the intensity between them. The sexual escapades is ramped up, with 4 males and the female and since she's of the same species there's none of those human hangups to worry about. Seriously thermonuclear at times.The series plot is developed along, but several new monkeywrenches are thrown in making one wonder how long it will go on. I admit to liking cult sci-fi movies and this series gives me the same vibe, so even if it isn't perfectly wrought I'm entertained and look forward to the next Xylon Warrior offering.