Yes, there was an improvement from the previous story, but not enough for four stars. The plots are starting to get repetitive, the sex scenes bland, and the distinction between various characters a little blurry.It took a little too long for Tegan and Elise to work through their problems. By then the book was done and the resolution seemed a bit rushed. I didn't care for Elise's scornful behavior toward Tegan, Tegan got on my nerves with his "whining"...etc.It was definitely better than Kiss of Crimson, even a little better than Kiss of Midnight, I just keep expecting more. Hopefully I'm not going to be disappointed.