I enjoyed this second book more than I did the first. In it I felt Javier and Kiram's personalities came through more strongly and there was the action I was looking for in book one. I especially appreciated the way Javier is written as the sort of can-do-anything hero commonly seen in M/M but we're also given his vulnerable, desperate side.
I was a little disappointed that the villain was so obvious. The foreshadowing for that particular twist started about 2/3 of the way through the last book. (I'm just hoping the reader was supposed to know, even if the characters didn't.) And his defeat seemed a bit abrupt. I only have two other complaints. There are a few convenient saves in the plot, people who just happen to be in the right place to discover just the right thing to save the day. Also, Javier never fully acknowledged why Kiram pulled away from him in book one (the Brothel scene) even after he came to understand adari in Kiram's culture and showed his own jealousies.
For the most part I ended this book quite happy. I'll be looking for more of Hale's writing.