Just a middle-brow reader who loves a good story, recipe or how-to.
A paranormal romance with deep world-building. I enjoyed getting to know the Shifterai, their customs and folklore. I never expect to regret leaving a world at the end of this type of book, but I definitely did feel a sense of disappointment at having the story end. This was my first Jean Johnson read and I'll definitely give more of her writing a try.
A change of cover (it does not match any description of any character's clothing) and emphasis on this book being fantasy over romance would not be amiss, though the romance is definitely integral and there are some pretty "racy" scenes.