Normally you cannot tell a book by its cover, however the publishers of this particular novel were very clever with this jacket and it suits the novel perfectly. Red, being blood and passion, are what this story is about. Elena as a main character is an amusing and interesting character, and the other characters Ms. Armstrong surrounds her with are absorbing and so very unique. I really enjoyed the writing style, considering this is the first book written by the author, and the plot was interesting, not overpowering, and didn't have a quick supernatural and easy solution to it which was appreciated. I comment that it was not overpowering because this story is not about events, it is an in-depth, personal, and hairy look at a woman/werewolf trying to find herself. She's had a trauma-ridden childhood, and when she found Clay she found what appeared to be the perfect man for her. Until he bit her. The story focuses on Elena's and Clay's relationship mainly, as Elena stumbles her way to self-discovery, and trying to find happiness. I came away from the story very uplifted, as the ending was joyful. It had reality involved in it (no one is perfect, not even the main characters), it had bittersweet sadness, and it also had some sex (a warning to the squemish). I very much enjoyed the book, especially since there are so few out there with a Canadian tint to them, and supernatural romance as well. Overall I really enjoyed reading this novel. It was not all-consuming like some books can be, but it was very emotionally charged and I loved it.