Between a three and a three and a half. In a lot of ways routine, not really original nor striking in its style or characterizations, but a fun, light, diverting read. I was never bored, and if romantic fantasy or urban fantasy is something you enjoy, I'd give this a try. At least instead of were wolves we get were-lions, panthers and dragons. And no vampires! That's different. It's apparently the first in a series but it works as a one-off. I liked it enough I could see giving this author another try some time.