I'm not really sure how I feel about Guilty Pleasures. I feel like I should have liked it. Unfortunately, I just couldn't get into it. I felt like I was coming in at the middle of the series, when I know this is the first book. It seemed that there was a lot of background missing, holes in the back story that were somewhat confusing for me. I also had a hard time believing in Anita Blake as "The Executioner." She seemed a little dense at times, and was described many times as small and while in shape, it was made clear she couldn't take on anybody bigger than her. How had she managed to kill so many vampires if that was the case? All in all, I don't think I'll be continuing on with the series. The only draw would be to discover what Anita's relationship with the master vampire would turn out to be. It was clearly left as a cliff-hanger, and was the most enticing part of the book, even though it was not a main focus.