I bought this on the recommendation of one of the US reviewers of Full Blooded (Jessica McClain)
(the book to which this is a prequel) who felt it provided much needed background and gave a better understanding of Jessica.
I read through this fairly quickly, and the story flows well, taking place over a short period of time. I liked the characters we're introduced to - Jessica, her brother, her foxy-friend, her dad, her dad's second in command - all characters who will feature in the full length book I sure, and I'm interested enough in what happens next to be planning on buying Full Blooded.
Our heroine is a toughie extraordinaire - although whether a human female could really win a fight with a muscled up werewolf male is unlikely. To be fair, she resorts to tactics other than brute force, but even so when we read of her injuries, and hear of injuries she's incurred in the past, I did wonder how it was no one had managed to kill her, seeing as so many seem to want her dead. It's a good job they have their own medic, otherwise she'd have been ringing some serious child/domestic-abuse alarms in the local emergency department!