Why I read this: I read the first book in the series a while ago, and despite the less than stellar writing, found something attractive about it. Picked up sequel to see if that would carry over.
50 page test: Passed.
I finished it. There are currently 2 more in the series; I don't know that I can stand to read them. Shallow characters, read as anti-feminist in parts, plot holes you could drive a truck through, and a bit repetitive.
Also, random. The main plot is a group of aliens on earth who help Terrans fight bad aliens, and one of the major plot points is a psycho stalker after the main character for a boyfriend she broke up with in high school? Really? However, random. Winning a fight against overwhelming odds at the Kennedy Space Center by throwing alligators into the room where the baddies are holding the good guys hostage. That's just crack.