This is the latest Granite Wolves novella, and I had a blast reading it. I enjoyed reading about Tessa and Marks romance. From their first meeting, when Mark's wolf says ” Mate!” and Tessa balks. It was intresting to see the differences between wolves and cats, and how their animals tried to nudge them into mating. That said, I admired Tessa for her strength to hit the brakes, and insisting that they got to know each other first. Following Tessa and Mark as they worked on renovating the paddlewheeler was a crashcourse in compromises. But it was also a case of mates complimenting each other, which they did in a beautiful way. I giggled when I read about Tessa's meeting with the pack. I liked how she held her ground, and grudingly won the pack's respect. The biggest problem I had was with Tessa. I liked her, but I never felt I saw how her emotions to Mark developed from attraction to love. Maybe that was why her lightbulb moment that she loved Mark felt rushed.