I don't normally read paranormal or shifter romances, but I got a chance to read this one in advance and I like the author, so I grabbed it. I really enjoyed the two MCs. And since I'm a sucker for animals, I loved the setting of the Ark (an animal shelter). The UST/sparks were flying between these two characters and the development of their physical and romantic relationship was nicely threaded throughout the book. The sub-plot of the entitled cousins losing all their money was unique and interesting. It felt like a good, solid contemporary to me (well, except one MC could, you know, become an animal). Recommended.