I liked this one a lot. I hated that it took so long for Noah to realize his worth as a person, and thought the protective thing was a bit much, but I understood it.
I liked that Samara took control of her life, but not unrealistically. She was terrified, reacted appropriately with a mix of bravado and trauma, and was unfailingly loyal to Noah, even when she would have had every right to go out and do otherwise.
The book got better as it progressed, so the slower start didn't bother me.