This was an odd love story to me. Ryland is an Ecatnie, a feline shifter and in this case a saber tooth tiger, who was left on Earth by his parents. Lor is a Fae who has been observing Ryland secretly for five years. Both beings are in love with each other but Lor is holding back for his own reasons. Holding back is a risky move on a world where you are bonded to your mate for life but sexual promiscuity is encouraged. The conflict between Lor and Ryland bothered me as did trying to grasp the Fae world's customs. It needed more world building for my tastes.