I think I enjoyed this one, but not as much as I could have. It had such a lot going for it, like: Max’s unpredictable character with all his flaws and toughness and vulnerability, Cee Cee’s character, the back story that tied them both together, ‘some’ of the plot, the f*****-up-ness of the pair of them and how a duo as complex as they were combined somehow seemed to make it work enough for them to be right for each other. But, it seemed to be constantly battling with its downsides, like: (I dunno) the pace just seemed all wrong, it didn’t instill me with that urgency that a great read does to have me snatching up my kindle at every opportunity, the couple parts of the plot that didn’t wow me, the cliches (My God, the cliches were numerable to the point of cheesiness), and dude, I barely knew whose POV I was supposed to be in there were so many breaches. So, with ups and downs tearing my opinion, I’ve decided to go for the middle ground of 3 stars. Will I read on? To be honest, I don’t know. If I did fold and decided to give book 2 a chance, it would have to pull something out of the bag pretty early on for me to keep reading. But I think that’s just because I don’t like to feel as if I’m running the literary train on steam instead of electricity.