Although written in my favourite first person style, this book was a crashing disappointment. It started off reasonably well but the plot (see synopsis) was composed of mostly "passionate exchanges" between the two main characters, who're supposed to stay virginal until their mating ceremony. Now, give me a break, but can we really suppose that with all the steamy sexuality, they could really keep it together enough not to have sex? Just seemed so unlikely to me that I kept being irritated by it.
A main part of the story, occurring at the beginning, is the murder of the hero's sister who also happens to be best friend of the heroine. At first they're devastated: than they're giggling, then they're weeping again, then having more unfulfilling passionate petting sessions, then weeping again ... you get the picture, there's no reality to the grieving processes as all of the above happen within a day or two of the murder.
The dialogue was a mixture of realistic in parts, and stilted in others. I felt at times as though I was reading an essay someone had been required to write for their A level English.
I hate cliff-hangers, and this one has a totally unlooked for one.
I know the book was free, and I feel sorry if the author reads my review and is hurt by it, but honestly, don't waste your time with it.