I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. I've read a lot of Flynn's books and while she has loads of great ideas, she rarely is able to translate that idea into a solid story. This time it was different. The world and concept were interesting and relatively novel. I loved the unusual shifters and the unusual pairings. But most of all the relationships and characters were developed wonderfully. Of course there was plenty of angst and misunderstandings but the couple actually talked things out instead of stomping off to never talk again. This is an excellent start to a series. I only hope that the rest of the series can continue to be as strong.