I must have missed what the 4 and 5 star reviews liked out of this book. I think what weirded me out was despite the fact that there was not a whole lot of sex I still felt the hero was sexually loose. Which, in itself does not reduce the star value, but it does reduce my enjoyment of the character.I really feel like the author could have described the relationship of the mother better. I think we were supposed to hate her? But then she would do something nice that I guess was supposed to make us think she had layers; it just made me think the author was lazy.I will say that I enjoyed the water scene and I loved any scenes when we got him as an animal. But even that could not bump my overall enjoyment up. I rounded up, but really this felt like a 2.5 score.