I'm always hesitant to rate books that are outside of my personal genre preference. Rating is so much about taste and is tricky within your own genre at times. Although I can see the appeal of this series, I think I'm more about books that focus on the relationship (and relationship drama) rather than a true romantic suspense when the relationship is not the main focus. This just didn't light me up. If I removed my own personal preference from the equation and rated the book on it's merits alone, I'd probably give it 4 stars. But when I factor in my own personal feelings (as a rating should), it would be less...so no official rating from me.