3.5 stars. There were a lot of balls in the air here (no pun intended) and I thought that it felt a little messy in the middle. The murder of the DA or politician or whoever in particular wasn't particularly interesting and it was didn't serve any purpose that I could see (perhaps all will be revealed in the next book?). It just distracted from the main plot thread that I wanted to see play out.And RJ's birthday was always 'in a few days'. I was so relieved when it finally arrived!It was a good read though, with lots of action, funny moments, and I even teared up at Roman and Evan's miscommunication. I liked it enough to want to read more about the characters.