I enjoyed this book thoroughly. It has all the elements I love in a book: It's a story about prejudice, friendship and racism (with a touch of detective stories) more than a romantic book and that shows from the beginning, so I'm a bit baffled about the 4 years complaining review, there's plenty of porn out there if that's what you're looking for (and I don't mean it in a negative way). I think is one of the best Ann Somerville books.
I loved Encrypted and it was great to see Tikaya and Rias (oh, and I so want to see him face his in-laws). Their relationship is full with banter and trust (and of course, love). I can't wait for the next book but, meanwhile, it was great to have a short story to pass the time.