Aww, I'd love to give this book more stars. I really enjoyed the writing style, and I LOVED the characters. Even the awful ones, because none of them turned out to be one-dimensional in the end. Sign of a great writer, IMO. The reason it wasn't a 4 or 5 star-er for me was the chunk in the middle with all the F-words and the fact that it was sexually graphic in places. I'm not even talking the beginning--I was OK with that.... I just hate feeling like I'm a spectator in someone's bedroom. Makes me feel squicky. Had it not been for my awkwardness with all that, I'd be giving this 5 stars, but in the end, I came away feeling like about 3.5.