It was interesting reading about both couples and being introduced to the magi. Dean was too self assured I feel unlike some of the other younger-ish dragons. I thought he would be more innocent like but I guess his 700 yrs of life gave him a lot of life experience.
I kind of feel that the focus on two couples kind of took away from the relationship building. I didn't have an 'awww moment' or feel that the relationship between the MC's were as strong as it was trying to come across.