I stopped reading the Anita Blake series a while ago when they became interchangeable to me - about the same time that the 'ardeur' became synonymous with 'let's have sex with as many people as possible'. I much prefer a monogamous relationship in books anyway, but due to Laurell K Hamilton's engaging writing style, I only stopped reading when every book seemed to add new sexual partners to the list.
I thought I'd give this a try because it was so short that it wouldn't mean as much wasted time if it turned out to be a complete mistake: which it wasn't. The annoying thing is that I still really enjoy the writing, it's just what's been written that I take objection to. Firstly, the plot is hardly original - nor SO well written that that fact can be overlooked. Secondly, I think that someone who has a harem of gorgeous men of all descriptions willing to put up with sharing her with the other gorgeous men should probably stop being so 'humble'. At first it's an endearing character trait which allows the average reader to identify with her, but in the end it just becomes really frustrating. My third and final grievance is the comic strip at the back; yes, the comic strip which somehow manages to be completely pointless, and yet simultaneously to sum up a hefty chunk of the plot.
I would recommend really only recommend this to ardent fans of the series. Hamilton's easy style can carry readers quickly through books double this size, but does not make up for an almost complete lack of plot.