1* – if we are basing this book on that ~thing~ which happened near the beginning. That ~thing~ that should never ever ever be in ANY book, least of all a romance! The ~thing~ which is so horrifying it cannot be named and I prefer not to think about it.
However, after that ~thing~, the book did get better and was, in parts, actually enjoyable but that ~thing~ means it cannot rise above 2* for me. Sadly I lost all respect for Molly after the ~thing~ and I definitely didn’t feel any empathy for her and her situation.
Finally, please please please can someone tell me whether there is a way to tell whether a SEP is going to be an amazing 5* read or an absolutely infuriating disappointment? Because the way I see it, reading this series is like a rollercoaster.