I have read the other reviews on this book and I agree in parts and I don't. First of all it is not a romance book with all the trappings that comes with it. So no happy end, it has a very very tentatively hfn. So that will put pure romance readers off.
It could have been shorter on that I agree on. But as I lover of long books I didn't mind.
And the major difference with the first book is that it has a lot less action in. So that make it a quieter read, no adrenaline rush.
Still making my mind up what I think of the white rabbit that popped up in the last pages of this book. I'll wait and see what happens in book 3.