A solid three stars. The characters were the saving grace in this book. Characters were likeable and honest and the dialogue was top-notch. The downfall of this book was its plot. I thought it was slow-moving and a little weak in general. The last 50 pages saved it for me. That's where all the action happened. I'm most of this book is a set-up for the rest of this series - introducing characters and settings that will play a role as the series continues. I'll check out the next book in the series at some point but it won't be the next thing I read.