I liked this book. It was a pleasant read from start to finish in terms of writing style and plot, with enough mystery to keep me turning pages. I didn't care too much for Elise although I sympathized at times. What I found most surprising was the characterization of the males - nothing was too over the top, though I did find it overall a bit lacking.
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It was disappointing to learn that these werewolves don't deal with mating quite as seriously as one would imagine. From the way I interpreted the writing it's entirely possible to cheat on a mate or fall out of love with them. Attration between Elise and Ryne, seriously? Definetely different from other stories I've read in the past dealing with "werewolves" or "shifers".