Call this one a 3.5 plus. Love hate relationship with this book. I think the author was on the right track in terms of getting into the character Ellis' head. There is a good dose of smut (and i mean this in best sense of the term) in this book, and it kept me interested. I am a big fan of the Slavebreakers series, and I think the author might have a tiny bit of SB influence. However, there is a bit of predictability that leaves me with a meh... sort of feeling.