Why oh why must every series go downhill eventually?
I sort of wish the author wrote straight-out adventure novels. Becase while in other books so far sex felt more-or-less fitting, here it really sounded shoehorned in. It got in the way of plot, I daresay. I'd even go as far to say some parts of the characterisation were muddled in order to get them doing the deed ASAP. It's almost as if though author was under a contract to insert a certain number of scenes at certain intervals.
Here, there is also a spin toward (well, a tease really) very, very lite BDSM. But the bigger problem was the very cavalier handling of(show spoiler)
I don't think this turn towards a darker character worked out well. Can we go back to our usual gentlemen?