2.5 stars, rounded up for being free.
Like other reviewers said, this story reminded me a lot of Tarzan, if Tarzan were a leopard shifter. That was fun, but also frustrating. Because Kaanan and Deshi can't communicate very well, especially at first, it came across to me that their only connection was physical. Which would have been fine if it weren't for the declarations of love at the end, and Deshi's sudden desire to help Kaanan protect the cats--when he's never actually met any of them. It came across to me as forced and unbelievable.
The story was still fun to read. Not to mention that apparently one of the benefits of the characters seeming to only share a physical connection is that they're HOT together! :P