I also often felt like the love scenes were awkward. There were occasional crude anatomical terms thrown in for the multiple "close calls", but no actual sex scenes until the end of the book, and it seemed like the author was torn on how to approach them.
All in all, this was a good, quick fun read, which can be read as a stand alone without reading the first two in the series.
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*I received this book from the author for review purposes, but all opinions are my own.*