I really like this book but I'm struggling to pinpoint why. The romance is pretty standard but I really like all the characters. I will admit the "as soon as he gets by himself for a few days he won't love me because I'm too strange" trope got old but oh well.
I think part of it is that Kerr did some great world building. I really like the magic system she's set up and the wide variety makes it interesting and leaves me wanting to find out more. I also loved the way she searched for things as though carrying out a Google search.
It also really helps that while O'Grady is special because of her magic compared to most of the population, within the magical community (such as it is) she's not the one extra special end all be all one in a billion kind. She has some powerful gifts but so does most of her family and clearly other workers in her agency have similar (and it's suggested equally strong) gifts.
I'm very much looking forward to the next book in the series.