Lets put it this way - this is the third book in the series and I am still here, so it means I like it well enough to buy the third book. The formula is the same - big strong cop and badly damaged musician, but I guess the individual characters touched me strongly enough and when I am in the mood for hurt/comfort of this type, it works for me. I actually thought that mystery in this book was much tighter than in the first two, it is simpler, without hired assassins who do things which make absolutely no sense to me, but it worked better for me.
And yes, prose is just as flowery as before.(mostly during the sex scenes - " a rush of hot silken steel driving deep into the depths of Forrest's body"), but not only.
I really liked that Kiki gets the chance to shine as a detective in this one.