You know when you have a dream and it just morphs into new scenes without continuity? This book was like that for me. The idea behind it was interesting: typical gay shapeshifter is shunned and meets his mate on the run. But my problem was that all issues were solved immediately, no one had any problems sexual orientation or being another species. The descriptions were course and often not really that sexy in sex scenes; I actually skipped some.Don't even get me started on the assassin who does not actually act or fight like an assassin.I don't like giving bad reviews, and I did get something out of it, just not as much as I hoped. Might try the next book though.