The book started out slow and really didn't pick up until a little over halfway through. For guys that are supposed to be watching out for the heroine, she was walking around those woods a lot by herself. The romance part was okay. I find I like the romances better with Kaitlyn O'Connor's Cyborg series more believable. (Of course, this is believing a cyborg's love versus a shapeshifter's love which is always measurable.) I've seen from other reviews that the other books in the series are better, so I'm planning on reading as many as I can get my paws (get it - paws ;D) on.