I've been enthralled with Mari and Darragh since reading the first book, I've been not so patiently waiting for months to read their story and I believe it lived up to the hype.
I really enjoyed reading about Mari maturing and starting to realise things she didn't before. Her coming to terms with the fact that not all the blame is Darraghs and she wasn't perfect herself and the way she took matters into her own hands when she needed too. She may've been scared and helpless at times, but she was brave when she had to be.
I loved Darragh too, old, grumpy, emotionally constipated, traumatised, antisocial, awkward, feral, bloodthirsty, and sweet, caring, protective. He was amazing, the way he bought gifts for Mari for 4 years, built her a treehouse to be safe from his wolf, and kept all her things she threw away in a fit of sadness. He had his flaws for sure but I think he more than made up for them.
I zoomed through this one and was upset when it came to an end, I could read 100 chapters of Mari and Darragh. They might even be my most favourite couple of the series. Cate did exceptionally well with this one.