Better than the last book. This was probably the first time, though, that I remember actively disliking some of Rose's choices. Who uses their current boyfriend's credit card for a trip that has to do with her ex-boyfriend's situation? And, on the sly, no less? Argh. However - even with that, I still enjoyed the pacing and plot to this story. I love the court intrigue. And yet another cliffhanger, forcing me to continue to the last in the series.