Nikki McCoy is one of my favorite guilty pleasures. The story here is familiar: a big tough paranormal Dom falls for a beautiful, abused tragi-boy. Mating, rescues, crises, and more rescues ensue--and also a lot of hot D/s sex. But McCoy manages to deploy the familiar genre tropes without the cynicism you so often find. Instead, her books are filled with a genuine affection for her characters and an admirable ability to get right to the core of why these tropes are effective and popular in the first place. Definitely an author I will always happily read. Recommend.