I wish I could give this book half-stars, because I'd give it 3-1/2. The mostly nekkid woman on the cover should have been a give-away that it was a space romance, and not just sci-fi. Heh. Overall, I did enjoy the story, and much of the writing was tight and interesting. I felt that the ending could have been fleshed out a little bit though. For all the detail she gives on planning and fighting, to have an entire part of the wrap-up just be skipped, then resolved... it felt a little bit like when you fall asleep during a movie, miss 20 minutes, then ask what happened and have the answer be, "oh you know, the good guys got away, the bad guys got blown up, yadda yadda." But yeah, I'd recommend it. Fun read.