I couldn't. I just could not finish this. While I am a fan of the kick-arse tough chick heroine, and I KNOW that means she has to have some hunky alpha werewolf/vampire/detective/angel (cross out whichever not applicable)as a romantic interest (and possibly a second one for the love triangle...or 18 of them if her name is Anita Blake..), this was too much even for me. Perhaps I'm burnt out on the genre...perhaps I'd read one too many broody alpha male books in a row...whatever. But I just couldn't keep going.