There's nothing I enjoy reading less than an Beta male, and Poisoned Web's main theme revolves around this. It was uncomfortable how the female lead literally pushes herself on the guy, and there's a sense of awkwardness after the deed that just never went away.
Just didn't enjoy the main couple in this book, though I was happy to read more on Azhura and the emperor. And though I liked how she wanted to reveal to her love who killed his father, I thought she should've been out winning over the people and doing charity work for them to accept her rather than hide away from the public, but oh well.
Loving this series; can't wait to read what happens next :)