I don't think this one qualifies, technically, as urban fantasy, because I'm not sure that Goldport is a city. However, that's the sort of genre. It is, however, a fair sized town, and the story opens with a dragon descending from the sky before a Chinese fast food place, and confronting youths and dragons about his displeasure about their not finding the Pearl.
So we turn the diner The Athens, where Kyrie is worried about a fellow waiter on the nightshift, Tom, who's late. He's never late. When she hears a noise out back, she goes out. There's a dead body. And a dragon standing over it, with Tom's eyes.
And she finally has to stop pretending she hallucinates when she turns into a panther, because she does it right then.
And a third shape-shifter, a lion, also appears -- but lets them get away. Kyrie brings them to Tom's apartment, where three Chinese triad members attempt to intimidate something out of Tom, and end up shape-shifting. They escape to her apartment. Where, in the morning, a police officer finds them to ask questions, since they work there, and he has eyes like the lion's.
Leading into a story of mystery and discoveries, involving a long lost father, a water tank, a box of chocolates, love at first sight, green powder,