Well, I enjoyed this immensely. Let's talk about why.
Kestrel is freaking amazing. She's smart, cunning, ruthless. But she also has her weaknesses, things that make her vulnerable. As for Arin? Arin's alright, I guess, but I don't love him as much as I love Kestrel.
I like the romance! Didn't feel like insta love, didn't feel obnoxious or unrealistic at all.
Absolutely no slut-shaming and a strong female friendship between Kestrel and Jess. I love it!
Also, the writing is gorgeous. It's not for everyone, I can see that, but I personally found it beautiful.
Apologies for the short review. Hopefully my review for Winner's Crime will be longer.