All in all, I thought this was a well done novella. When you only have 33 pages you are working within, you can only tell so much of a story with so much detail. Ms. Bishop chose to focus almost exclusively on Mara and Ramsey (or Ram as Mara likes to call him) and the progression of their relationship physically and emotionally. Ram was so cautious and attentive, worrying that Mara not feel any more pressured and forced than necessary. This gave Ram some real depth as a character instead of as 'the guy who was just being used for his position in the Clan and for his body', you know? I figured Mara would be slow to warm to the whole idea of marriage and intimacy but authors always like to surprise us and Ms. Bishop did a fantastic job in that arena as well. No worries though because they were all happy surprises.
Now, if you are unfamiliar with basic bear shifter lore, this may not be the best choice of books for you to start with as there will be leaps in logic that you might not understand. Bear sex is hot and this is exceptionally so. It is also very explicit, leaving it not the best choice for kids or the workplace. But anyone needing a little escape will find their engines revved and ready to rumble after holding on tight to CLAIMED BY THE BRUIN.