**spoiler alert** I had a hard time deciding whether to give this one 2 or 3 stars, but finally decided to go with 3 since I did enjoy it, despite the**spoiler alert** I had a hard time deciding whether to give this one 2 or 3 stars, but finally decided to go with 3 since I did enjoy it, despite the numerous flaws.
Jory was a great character (I really liked him) but Val and Rai came across as a little flat to me. Also, the rivalry and lack of sexual interest between the two of them was intriguing in the beginning, but by the end of the story, nothing had changed in that regard. It made me a little sad, wondering how a menage relationship would ever work with that type of dynamic. There was also a sad lack of menage sex scenes as well (only one very brief scene that's hardly worth mentioning), so if you're interested in picking up this book for the menage aspect, you might want to look elsewhere.
There were also some things that were not properly explained, like the baby dragon and Jory's mysterious healing abilities. And the ending of the story seemed quite rushed. However, the whole concept of the "Mate Hunt" was really fascinating.
Overall, this story had lots of potential, but should have been fleshed out some more.
And on a side note, the editing was quite sloppy. There were so many run-on sentences. Whoever edited this obviously had an aversion to full-stops and commas. Sloppy editing is becoming a real pet peeve for me. It's an annoying distraction and such a disservice to the author....more