I would really like to give this book 3.5 stars. I was happy with how Blay and Quinn work out but I feel that the series as a whole is getting weaker and not stronger. Too many story lines in one book that extend the number of books but do not improve the stories. I loved the first five books and even 7 and 8 but I think this will be my last BDB book. I love the brothers but not where she is taking the stories.