This is definitely not what I've come to expect of Mina Carter. It's truly disappointing. A female lead, who, while standing up for herself within her limits, comes across as bland and a bit weak. The male lead doesn't seem to have anything going for him beyond not being quite as violent as others of his species. The plot leads us into a second book into the series, but honestly doesn't have the spice to carry my interest into reading it.
This book was nearly a DNF, but given my love of Mina Carter's work, I felt I owed it my full effort to finish. I did, though I've chosen to not go farther with the series. Definitely consider both authors' other work, as, in my experience, it's vastly superior.