These three steamy, romantic, thrilling novellas all feature women who are trying to put their lives back together after being devastated by a murder.
As they work hard to rebuild their shattered worlds, each of them has an unexpected meeting with a man who will help her heart to heal: Merryl with troubled bear shifter Daniel, Charly with cool, conscientious werewolf Hikaru, and Kelly with roguish dragon shifter Hunter.
But along with the protection these men provide comes the most dangerous risk of all. Can Merryl, Charly, and Kelly trust these protectors with their hearts?
Still reeling from her sister’s murder, Merryl retreats to Oregon with her nephew Sam. Building a new life for the pair of them is almost enough to distract her from her grief, especially when she faces the problem of how to help Sam learn what it is to be a bear shifter. With nowhere else to turn and no idea what to do, Merryl turns to her impossibly sexy and unattainable crush, Daniel.
Daniel just wants to enjoy small town life after a violent past, but if anyone can see through his gruff facade and battle scars, it’s Merryl. Helping Sam discover the cub side of his nature helps Daniel rediscover what it means to connect with those around him. For the sake of Merryl and Sam, Daniel will even return to his harrowing FBI work to help solve the murder and find them some peace.
Despite a strong mutual attraction between them, a major obstacle blocks their way, and it’s one that Daniel can never let Merryl know about: while his human side wants to support her as a friend while she puts her life back together, the bear in him knows with absolute certainty that he has found his fated mate.
Knowing how many emotional burdens Merryl is already coping with, Daniel carries this heavy secret alone. But can Merryl convince him that she’s tougher than he thinks, and can make her own choices? After each enduring so much cruelty and hardship at the hands of an unkind world, are the two of them still capable of love and trust?
Charly lives in a small beach town, existing from day-to-day as she tries to forget the grisly scandal that led her to abandon a promising legal career and run away from her old life.
Out of the blue, she gets unexpected phone call from her long-estranged father, inviting her to return to the city to help one of his associates set up business contacts. Despite herself, Charly agrees.
Hikaru is gorgeous, clever and friendly, and has a past as dark and complicated as her own. The chemistry between them is immediate, and more powerful than either of them are able to resist for long.
But Hikaru is a werewolf, and that means trouble for them both. Because this city is vampire territory, and they’ve heard about Charly’s past…
A Hustle of Wings
When the heat is on, will these two loners gamble everything on each other?
Wingin’ it …
Dragon shifter Hunter hates his job as a mob enforcer. He’s just killing time … among other things … while he builds up his stash of gold.
Kelly is a high-stakes gambler. Her prickly wit keeps people at arms’ length — just the way she likes it. She’s lived for the moment since her brother lost his life to organized crime years ago.
Tipping the scales …
Kelly and Hunter enjoy trading verbal barbs (and nothing else) until the day she pisses off the wrong person during one of her poker games. When Hunter’s ordered to take her out, he finds himself lying to protect her instead.
Playing with fire
Now that they’re pretending to be engaged, Kelly and Hunter discover that their attraction is much more than skin deep. But she still has a bullseye on her back. Can Hunter find a way to protect the woman who might just be his perfect match … or will he be left alone with nothing but his gold for comfort?