This book was great but the ending of the epilogue made it even better. Who knew being chuffed at could be so cute? And emotional. Lol.
This was a short and easy read that had a simple but intense feel to it. I really enjoyed it because I've always loved stories that offer sanctuary homes. Add into the fact that Mikael is a half-shifter made things a little bit more interesting.
I liked the mix of all the shifters and how they were extremely loyal to Mikael even though he couldn't shift. I really liked Mikael because there's just something about him that is very appealing and charming. When Maxim came into the picture, I thought it was going to be instant mate but surprisingly it was not so that was a nice touch. Maxim had a lot to heal from and even when he was healed he needed to work things out. I really liked the fact that Maxim's pride was so easily bruised but he still maintained an aura of control.
The main conflict of the book was a bit predictable but it was entertaining seeing all the shifters on the farm come together. I really enjoyed the story but I wished it had been longer because a lot of information is told instead of shown so sometimes days/weeks/months at a time are over. I would have liked to see these things happen instead of being told of what has transpired while there was a scene break. But the world is such an interesting one with the Council and the Sanctuary. Once I started the book, I didn't want to stop. I especially liked that this was based in Finland and how the author incorporated some Finnish into the story as well. Is it accurate? I have no idea but it sounded good. LOL
Overall, I loved the book. It is easily something I could reread and I'm really looking forward to the next book in the series because I'm curious who will show up next and who will get their HEA next.