If you liked J.C. Owens' Gaven books then this is a good book to read. It's a sort of prequel by giving the backstory about Vlar's dad and his mate that is hinted at in the Gaven books. This is a light, easy read. Not a lot of angst and not heavy like the other books. Fun read with a very cute Vlar as a child and some nice banter between the two male leads as they come to terms with the fact that they are indeed mates (despite being two different species).