It's funny because I am not a huge shapeshifter fan. This book is part of a series. It is a romance, but it has some shapeshifting and involves some kidnapping and torture and some explicit scenes in terms of sexual situations and violence. So, if you're still with me...
I don't know if this was my favorite in the series, but it wasn't my least favorite. I think I like the wolves/cats more than the bears, but this is also the post-book to the big siege. I liked the heroine quite a bit and glad to see the healer get his story after he popped up in the previous books. It was also good to see more of his brother, too, who had previously not made a huge impression with me.
Basically, the heroine is kidnapped and tortured in captivity by these bad folks who are capturing all the shifters. There is an entire universe created about this species, but I'm not going into it all. So, a bunch of people are broken out and absorbed into separate communities where Margery traded one form of captivity for another. She leaves and makes a nearby community her home and becomes neighbors (and more) with the two main male characters (one is the community healer and the other is a former city cop and security of sorts here).
So, there is a little action, some friendship, and a happy ending. These books aren't for everyone for a variety of reasons. I didn't think they were for me, but I decided to try them out years ago and ended up liking them. I kind of gloss over a lot of the shapeshifter terminology, and I don't feel like I'm missing anything.