Mercy Thompson or Mercedes is a mechanic who works exclusively on German cars. If that wasn’t interesting enough she is a shape shifter but not a run of the mill werewolf. She is a coyote. Raised as a part of a wolf pack she struck out on her own, apprenticing with a gremlin to learn all about cars.
This tale is filled with interesting characters, new twists on the fantasy standards and of course a lot of romantic tension. As the first book in a series it is a great jumping off point to a rich and varied world.