There's nothing wrong with that-- and there's certainly nothing wrong with having a book that is much, much longer.when the authors' writing style is such a pleasure to read, and the two main characters are so well-developed (and, generally speaking, manage to AVOID having stupid mis-perceptions about how they feel about each other, because they actually take the time to think things through).
At the same time, there were some issues. First, there was a serious pacing problem, where a major plot thread got resolved in two sentences after chapters and chapters dealing with the other parts of the plot. It came across as super-super rushed ("The battle took approximately half an hour, and accomplished everything it was supposed to, the end."). Like... there was too much plot to cram into the amount of space that was left in the book, but not enough to be a second book.
My more significant problem (which I am going to discuss in great, spoilerish details after the cut) was something that is... well, it's either that there is a plot hole, or I missed something despite repeatedly looking for it. I'm putting it below the cut; anybody familiar with the book, feel free to chip in.
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