Reunion stories can be tricky. Often, either the baggage doesn't seem to be enough to keep the couple from immediately getting back together or it seems so severe that it's hard to want them to get back together. The balance was struck perfectly here. Jonah and Ben make the perfect pair of opposites, the former never thinking beyond the next step and never before really having had a reason to, the latter steady and dependable by inclination. And I didn't get any uncomfortable power imbalances from their relationship such as kept me from fully enjoying the other Charm of Magpies books, despite my love for the world and for Crane and Day separately. Speaking of which, it was also fun to check back in with the series regulars and to see them from a different perspective.
I feel like I should note that there's a potentially disturbing scene not far into the book. I can't exactly describe it as dubious consent, because consent is clearly given before anything actually happens. But somebody comes very close to doing some nonconsensual things.
Ben and Jonah's story appears to be done, and I'm looking forward to reading K.J. Charles's books in other series, but I hope she revisits this world through some other characters again in the future, too.