I was surprised by how much I really enjoyed this hot, relatively low-angst romance between a wolf shifter and a bear shifter.

Rae is a lupine chosen to become guardian of her shiftertown. The problem is, no female has been chosen as guardian before. Ever. Not only that, Rae is a lupine in a den of felines. It made things hard not only for Rae but for her father who is the alpha of their shiftertown.

The solution? Send her off to live with a taciturn bear out in middle of Alaska. Zander is a bear shifter who happens to be an extraordinary healer. His gifts made him a bit of a loner. That and he’s totally batshit crazy. Or at least acts like one. I loved Zander. Underneath all that gruff exterior lies a real sweetheart who would cut off his own arm before hurting anyone, especially Rae.

Now, I didn’t read the previous books in the series, but I feel like I didn’t get totally lost because of Jennifer Ashley effortless writing style. I did get to meet a lot of characters from previous books, and it didn’t bother me that there were a lot of them. I want to go back and read the other books in the series though. I definitely like this shifter/fae world that Ms. Ashley has created.

ARC provided by Berkley in exchange for an honest review.