The writing in this story is excellent. There are many laugh-out-loud lines throughout (I love humor in romance). I enjoyed the story-building around mating vs true mates, metamorphosis, etc. I'm impressed by the author and will look for more of her work.
The only reason it's not a 5 star for me is 1) I'm not that into shifter/paranormal books. I read this story as part of the LHNB event. Obviously that is not the fault of the author since the blurb makes it clear it's a shifter book. and 2) It felt like it was part of a larger series or universe that I was not privy to. I had the feeling the main characters--Trip and Boone--had had a previous story. Even though the backstory was incorporated in a clear way, it still felt a little like I'd picked something up mid series.
Still excellent and, if you like shifter stories, you'll love it