More like 3.75 stars. Some things really bothered me, like how brotherhood played with Manello's brain and how Butch was forced into a specific situation. Sure, he was a great friend but was it fair to force him as your friend to do something he actually didn't want to do.
It also felt like a fill the hole book because Payne and Manello's story wasn't very important. There were so many other storylines that their romance took a backseat almost through the whole book.