Compared to other stories I've read from this author recently. This one wasn't too bad and I liked it considerably. There were aspects in the story I didn't like (treatment of Dmitri's brother by Dmitri, the disorder of the packs, Tomas coming off as a simpleton, etc.). I did like that this wasn't exactly an insta-love mate story. It was fun reading about Dmitri fighting the attraction to his mate. I was amused while reading about Dmitri's attempt of breaking into Adrian's home to kidnap him and failing. In that aspect it was different from the usual shifter tales and for that I liked it. I have to admit though that the attempt at humor in some parts of the story kind of fell flat for me. Instead of amusing me it just annoyed me.