My least favorite so far of the Milan books I read. I am not sure if I can put in words or put my finger on why exactly. I read the first 2 in the series, so I knew some of the back story of Smite. I just couldn't really connect to him and his demons here. I felt bad for what happened to him, but still didn't get some of the motivations behind his actions.
I really didn't like how he got the heroine to be his mistress so quickly. An innocent even. Which considering she was raised on the road by a theater group, was a bit far fetched. I just didn't feel any "feels" for lack of better word between them. The whole thing felt just so icky, considering her desperation. Didn't make him look good there.
The villain was a bit cartoonish.
Something was just off for me. Like I was standing beside the story while reading, rather then connected in the story.
The first half was also really slow and it didn't really pick up for me until the last half, or the last third.
I don't have to love every book by an author I like, so I'll be starting the Brother Sinisters series soon.