You know, when I first read Guilty Pleasures, I loved Anita Blake, Richard & Jean Claude. As the series progressed, I found myself not as eager for that next book to come out. There was an over abundance of sexual partners, and while I think to each their own, I personally don't want to read about it. So I skip over most of those parts. There tends to be too much of an ICK factor for me. And I only buy the books second hand now. But about Skin Trade... When I first began reading this book, I truly thought, woohoo! LKH has returned to the old way of writing! I mean Anita didn't even have sex with anyone in like the first 350 (or so) pages! Yes, there was alot of discussion about her sex life, but not gross details. I really enjoyed those first 350 pages. Then she ends up having sex with Wicked & Truth, and it was ok. But then before you know it, it's multiple guys, that she doesn't remember, ick, ick, ick... I did enjoy the book, skipping past the multiple partner stuff. I'm glad that I rented the book from the library and am on the waiting list for Flirt.