I'd do nothing but reading if I could (ok, maybe eat some great food, buy some fancy shoes between two books...oh, and spend some quality time with the gorgeous guy I married while I am on reading-break anyway...)
I liked it fine - a little less than the first installment.
The reason lies solely in the romance. I just liked Ridge and Sardelle a lot as a couple and found the way their relationship progressed much more enjoyable.
Tolemek or Deathmaker is certainly an interesting character, but the Cas remained kind of pale though there certainly are enough facets to her (physical manko overcome through ingenuity - and vigor; excellent marksman; special family history etc.) that should have made her a great heroine. Didn't work exactly with me.
I found the story interesting and suspenseful.