More along the lines of 3.5 stars.
Really do like the alpha males - yum!
Really can do without the TSTL heroine moments. I get that the heroine went through alot and was a capable, independent female. But, really? When you know you're dealing with scum of the earth and you have your own protective-alpha-male-mercenary asking you to not get in the middle of stuff, why do you feel that you can take care of it better? Never mind putting him in danger since he will be distracted making sure you don't get hurt.
Probably would have been a higher rating, if not for the heroine's TSTL moments.