Former soldier Steven Welch has been tasked with keeping Belle away from the hellmouth at all costs. It's just his luck her inner cat has taken a shine to his human self. Not only is Belle a bit young in his world-weary opinion, but sticking close to her means he has no choice but to confront a fear of the supernatural he'd hoped he left in the Afghan desert.
When the pair learns Steven could solve Belle's problem and rescue the mysterious soul calling to her, their differences collide. Steven insists he's no hero, while Belle wants to enter the hellmouth and end the trouble it's brought on her family once and for all. Will Steven's fears and stubbornness cause Belle to lose her fated mate and the one man she's ever trusted enough to call "partner"?
Sensuality Level: Sensual
Holley Trent is a Carolina girl gone west. She writes contemporary and paranormal romances that have both humor and heat.
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Photojournalist Erica Desoto hadn’t set out for Ireland looking for a hookup, either, but being abroad incites a spark of adventure in her. Curt is way too smart and a little cynical, but he makes her laugh and think rebellious thoughts. For the first time in over a decade, she starts to believe that she deserves more from her relationships. Further, she wonders if the inscrutable Irishman could be the missing piece to her bold new life.Frustratingly, Curt is repelling anything resembling commitment. His family has too many embarrassing secrets, and he’s terrified that if he fully falls for Erica, she’ll be the one who quits first.