Bonds of Justice - Nalini Singh
It's good. What else would it be? Nalini writes amazing books. The overall arc of the series advanced even as we concentrated on Max and Sophia's story. I do like Max. Sophia was probably my least favourite part of the book. I couldn't quite get a handle on her character.

Slight spoiler in the sense of my opinion, but details excluded.

It seemed that Sophia's victimhood kept getting pushed at us, but we were meant to see her as strong. Maybe on re-read I'll see the strength of her character. For now, I found her ... I'll admit it ... underwhelming.