Make no mistake about this book, it's a romance, a sexy, sex-filled romance pure and simple. Yeah, there are a lot of paranormal/shifter elements, but it's basically the story of a werewolf and a mage who fall for each other and can't keep their hands (and all other body parts) off each other.
This is Gail Carriger, author of The Parasol Protectorate among other things, writing as G.L. Carriger, and it wasn't quite what I was expecting. I was expecting more paranormal/shifter story and less hot and sexytimes in the sheets.
I liked the paranormal/shifter premise of the story and I loved the pack and it's history and I would have loved more of this and a little less of the sexytimes. It was sex all the time. All. The. Time. Okay, maybe not all, but a really good portion. There was a plot in that both MCs had to get their shit together and figure out how to work together as they are 'fated' to be. I will admit to being a little disappointed by that.
There were also times that I found the constant sexual bantering to be a bit much. A bit too frat-boy. Carriger's style is easy to read, but be warned there are a lot of italics. Lot's of inner snide comments. *LOL*
In the end, I enjoyed my read even though I was a bit disappointed when it didn't match up with my expectations. I'll continue with the series, but it won't be an auto-buy for me.