More like a 2.5. This was a fun diversion, and, while I enjoyed it, there was an edge of disbelief I couldn't quite shake. Without more explanation about the "blood-drinkers" and how they function (they're not quite like vampires), I could never quite fully appreciate the world. The sex was fun, though.Handsome Bastard was a free Kindle book I downloaded on 8/23/2012 for the Why Buy the Cow? reading challenge.