This is a reunion story of sorts. Kassie and Cole met before for one night, creating a connection. Cole is damaged hero and a shifter, and had me rooting for him as he found his way to a reason to live. Kassie is a strong human woman doing what she thinks is best and working hard to get there. Her persistence made her a good character to follow. As the danger of his past tugged at them, I enjoyed the growth of both characters. It is not necessary to read the prequel, but a few things are explained a bit more clearer there. I read both and was glad to have taken this journey.
I received a copy of this story as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.