I absolutely love the entire Shifter's series and was bummed that I would have to wait until October for the next book, so when I heard that Hard Mated was being released I was extremely excited. Jennifer Ashley did an excellent job with Spike's story and my only problem with it was that it was too short & the romance seemed rushed. However, in a novella, that's what you get. It was still a nice continuation of the storyline. Can't wait for Eric's story!