My third Elsborg novel, and my favorite so far. Ally was the hook for me. She was real. Her quirks–der…left or right?–her wobbling confidence, her ingenuity and humor, her persevering attitude. Too often, characters mull over misguided half-truths and drag out resolutions by not communicating. Ally does some of this, but the difference is we get to be a part of her stream-of-consciousness as she quickly works through her misconceptions, laughs at herself and rectifies it. These moments only make her more loveable, more relatable. As for Elsborg’s writing style, it is polished and inventive, the wit is original and so much fun, and the sexiness is portioned just right.