I have gotten to the point where Anita Blake books do nothing for me. It's because everyone wants to be with her, be like her or kill her. She is all powerful and doesn't need anyone. She's Buffy, but with dark hair. And by the end of the series, I wanted to stake Buffy my own damned self.The one thing that pisses me off the most about Anita Blake though is the sex. I get it, you were raised one way, with those beliefs. But I hate that she's with fifty million lovers, is still a prude and pushes her prudish beliefs on others. Guess what Anita, Jean-Claude and Asher like to do the wild thing...together, without you. Stop with the squirrel face.The storylines are the same. Bad guy comes to town. Bad guy threatens Anita or one of her many boyfriends. Anita flexes her muscles. Anita gets a new scar. Bad guy dies. Oh, and Anita gets a new boyfriend/pet.The only thing keeping me reading an Anita Blake book is the fact I love the characters, even if they have increased in power but devolved on a whole.Um. The book? I gave the book four stars, because I think it worked because it was short and it didn't involve all of the kiss/pack/pard/pride. Although I found it strange that two characters came to her for the same reason, but weren't connected to each other. That made no sense to me.Sorry for the long ramble about everything but this book, but its been a long time coming for me to voice my frustration with the Anita Blake series. I honestly would be interested in reading an Anita Blake that didn't involve her having sex, gaining a new power or boyfriend.