I'm torn. I enjoyed the writing, the story sucked me in, kept me interested.
I would have given it 5 stars, if not for the gratuitous, "girl on girl," the main male character having public sex, in front of the main female character, and BDSM. I normally don't read books with any of that as part of the story. This one took my by surprise. There are other triggers within the plot. Plus in this book a mated couple, are OK, with the female having sex with another partner. I prefer the shifter mates that are faithful, (sexually, and emotionally,) to their mate.
So, the story is great. I enjoyed the writing, AND, thank heavens it's not a reverse harem!