When an Argentinean-born, ex-soldier of fortune finds his nearest neighbors in a domestic dispute where the female is being beaten, he has no choice but to step in and do something. Finding two bear shifters living next door to his rental, Mario subdues the male, but the female is hysterical. Left with no choice, he has to call the cops.
A woman in uniform…
Grayslake police officer Patty Montone answers the call, never expecting to find her little sister in the role of abused girlfriend. Patty’s dominant bear sees red, but she has a duty to look after her sister before Patty can go back and kill the boyfriend. And then there’s the sexy neighbor, who scents like some kind of big cat. A very dominant, intriguing big cat shifter, in a bear town.
A match made in danger…
Mario sets out to court the dominant female who stirs his heart…and other things, but danger stalks her family and only Mario has the connections, and the skills, to set things right. When foreign thugs arrive in Grayslake, Mario sets up a cunning plan to solve the problem—with Patty by his side, and hopefully, in his bed.
Mario’s inner jaguar wants to keep the sultry bear shifter for his own. Is it possible he’s found his mate in the sexiest, strongest and most alluring woman he’s ever met? And can she possibly feel the same? Through bullets and blood, he vows to find out.
* Note: This story is set in Celia Kyle's More than Mated world. Many thanks to Celia for allowing me to play in her sandbox.