This book made me remember why I prefer urban fantasy to paranormal. In urban fantasy, the heroines tend to be able to fend for themselves, against both villains and the occasional Super-Type-A must-be-in-charge hero. In this book, the heroine had some TSTL moments that just drove me crazy. For example, the opening scene--where she goes off into the woods to meet with the big bad bully next door when a telephone call would have been just as effective.
Overall, not a bad book. It's just not something that appeals to me.