Probably closer to 2.5. I really liked the characters and the story. I had no problem with the writing. But the ménage felt more like "wheeeee hot kinky sex," and less meaningful relationship. It could be because of the rushed beginning, not sure why.I loved the interactions when they were not having sex, there were emotions and sincerity there. But the sex scenes felt rushed and rote, certainly not romantic. Toward the end I just skipped it.Might try some other books by this author, but not overwhelmed here.