I had taken a little break from the Mercy Thompson series, because I was unhappy with the decision "Mercy" had made regarding Sam & Adam. AND because of that little break I think I enjoyed this book more then the rest. It was like coming back to a family that I enjoy spending time with.(Everyone with their own little quirks.) I liked the relationship between Stefan and Mercy in this book and I like how Patricia Briggs didn't feel like she had to throw in a whole bunch of sex scenes for it a be a good book.