Will again refer to my friend's Pete's review over here.
I did like the lack on insta-love/insta-lust here. Carter and Tai were definitely friends first, especially since Tai was a bit reluctant to open up initially, being on the run and everything. But like Pete said, some parts felt too winded -- especially when explaining about the magic / spell / ward making -- that my eyes started to glaze over and lost my connection to the book. I guess while it was also not insta-love but it also failed to fully engage me in the romance part.
Nice but no cigar.