My rating is mostly based on the quality of writing, the author (Scott Sherman) is a professional and it shows. The technical writing aspects are excellent (a rare treat in this genre), the world building colorful and complex.
After that, the rest of the book was a bit of a disappointment for me. The main character is a twink 'ho, there's a reunion with an in-the-closet-ex...the stereotypes and cliches just keep piling up one after the other. Although much of the book is absorbed in investigating stereotyped/cookie cutter villians, I actually picked out the murderer fairly early on. To summarize, well written fluff.
If you're looking for a well-written, fluffy beach read, a bit of mystery, and sequels, look no more. If you're not in the mood for cliches and predictable stereotypes, you may wish to hold off on this one.