Let me start out by saying that I am a Kristen Ashley addict. I have read all of her books (over and over again), and I was really looking forward to this one being released. However, after reading it....I doubt I will be reading this one over and over again. The twist of matching up the this world Circe and Dax....THAT I got excited about. I truly think (sorry, Kristin, backseat writing here), that the whole book should have been about the this world Circe and Dax and all that would have been involved in that match. LOTS of conflict there! Now, this could also be my bias because Golden Dynasty is way up there as a favorite book of mine.
I will say that getting me to like Franka after all the thing said and done in the other books was quite the task, and Kristen pulled that one off for me fairly quickly. I just didn't FEEL the love for Noc and Franka together. Maybe it was because it happened so quickly. Or there was very little conflict like in most of her other stories.
No worries, Kristen, you're still my favorite! One "meh" book for me won't cause me to break up with you :D