The factk that this was actually two stories and not one fully length novel hindered my rating. I think they would have been good stories on their own but felt a little rushed. I wanted more development between the characters. There were some funny parts and I appreciated the humor. But, the Tennessee pack did drive me a little crazy. I currently live in South Georgia and I have never had to "listen" to so much "southern twang." Everyone had two names and said hoss..... really? It was a little much, after awhile.