The relashionship to melodrama index of this book is imbalanced. The love interest just doesn't inspire faith.
The whole book I wasn't sure if he was actually willing to commit to the heroine so in the end all that angst plus and the cliffhanger felt way over the top for me.
I won't be reading any more of this series but I might check out something else by this author in the future. The magical aspects weren't too bad.