As much as I was loathe to see this series end, I was really anticipating what most of my reviewing friends found a fit ending to the series. [Update, possibly not the end as a book Shattered Bonds shows in places as #13 to be published Dec. 2019]
Jane and the bunch are still great to read about and still well-written. But, nope, I don't think this ended the series well. I mean for 11 books previously we've been building up to the visit by the older more powerful European vampires -- that storyline just fizzled with lots of posturing and playground-y antics with security measures by known characters good or bad as plot convenient without a lot of internal logic.
Yes, caught up with lots of the players. Some of whom got a satisfactory finish.
But, also introduced way too much "new" to be in the last book of the series (presumably to hint at a happier future).
I'm all for character growth and would be disappointed if no one changed over the course of a series. I like Jane and Bruiser together. But, Bruiser kind of disappeared for me to be replaced by super-duper-sappy-wish-fulfillment boyfriend. Leo also disappeared for me a bit plus maybe softened too much.
I think I was expecting much grittier stuff from the big bad visit. I mulled over this review a bit to see if too colored by the fact I didn't want this to be the last book, but after letting things digest I am overall still disappointed in how it ended the series.