I'm a student, so I don't have nearly as much time for leisure reading as I'd like. If I manage to read an entire course book instead of just the assigned chapters, I'll review that here, too.
I read the second novel in this lesbian police procedural series before I read the first, but it didn't seem to detract from my enjoyment of either.
Despite the gritty (enough) genre and pulling no emotional punches, both novels were the kind of wish-fulfillment that actually works for me, with distinct, attractive women who don't have to be young or skinny being excellent at their demanding jobs, winning the fight, and falling in love, despite hurdles and human weaknesses. Points off for being so obviously wish-fulfillment; points back for being so delicious about it.