I feel really awful that I didn't enjoy this. And maybe it's just me, I saw lots of great reviews so don't take my word for it.
Nothing worked for me here, nothing.
I didn't like our MCs, I felt no chemistry, no tension, I skimmed most of the sex scenes because...I just...couldn't. I didn't care for most of the secondary characters.
The whole thing with Lauralin and Jerry made me want to blow my brains out. Lauralin was not surprising, but I didn't think any of that stuff with Jerry was necessary.
Ryder is a more intriguing character, but I don't think I'll continue this series, though I will probably try this author again some time.