This started out great - Cora was reminiscent of a Joanna Bourne heroine, but even tougher and more tortured/damaged. She was also fully embedded in her role, pun intended, instead of those cop-out virgin lady spies that seem to run rampant in these kinds of novels. But the inappropriate boners and shmoopy talk was really embarrassing, especially with a dude named Guy. He was so smug and pushy while invading a truly messed up woman's space. I felt like a cornered tiger reading, so finally called quits.