Can destiny overcome distrust? Lily Harper needs protection-a lot of it. Just her rotten luck, some crazy human trafficking Lord wants her for himself. If that doesn't bite enough, Lily ends up with Birk, a dragon shifter, as her bodyguard. Her last boyfriend was a dragon and that was a total disaster. That puts Birk definitely off limits. Too bad his teal eyes, his glorious body, and his tender touch, really light her fire. The moment Birk sets eyes on the beautiful Lily, his inner dragon starts scratching and clawing to take her as his mate. But holy crap. Every time she's near, she pulls away, clearly fighting her feelings. She's a real challenge, but as sure as he is a Guardian, he will not let this human win, especially when it involves his heart. Contains mature themes.