From the moment Greyson sets eyes on Juno, he knows her for what she is—his fated mate. There can be no other for him, which poses its own set of problems when he finds her standing over the dead body of a bear shifter from a rival clan. With the dead man’s family seeking revenge, the only way to keep her safe is for them to get married, making her a protected member of his wolf pack—but that’s going to take a whole lot of convincing, especially when Juno looks panicked and ready to bolt.
Juno has a massive problem and accidentally killing a man in self-defense is just the start of it. She’s still rattled after finding out about a world she never knew existed, especially when she’s hiding a huge secret of her own. Though Greyson is sexy and sweet, and she could really fall for him, sticking around just isn’t an option, since she’d only be putting him in danger. And marrying him? That’s definitely not a solution to her messed up life.
With Juno’s life on the line, can Greyson convince her to take a chance on him, knowing he’ll not only keep her safe but make her happy or will she risk it all to keep him from the curse she has no control over?
Juno glared at him with a stubbornness and confidence that Greyson had to admire, given her current situation and all she’d been through. “Whether I stay or go, that’s not your decision to make. No offense, but I met you five minutes ago, so if you think I’m staying here to be mauled by some sort of half-naked, over-muscled, were-pup, you can guess again.”
“Were-PUP?” He swore she was making his eye start to twitch. “I’m a shifter—and I’m not over-muscled, sweetheart. I’m lean, defined, and deadly. So you will do as I say—and you should thank your fucking lucky stars that I had a big dinner.”
“A shifter? Like what? Twilight? Are there a bunch of sparkly vampires hanging out in the woods too?” She crossed her arms in front of her chest, even though it had to cost her, given the gash on her arm. “And just so we’re clear—if you think I’m following orders from you, you’ll be sorely disappointed.”
He grit his teeth, even as his cock went hard at her feisty sarcasm. And when she was this close, her scent of honey, cedar, and heather was enough to make him want to lay her back on the sofa and sink his hard cock into her tight body. “Cupcake…you don’t have a choice, because this over-muscled were-pup is the one who’s going to keep you alive when a dozen pissed-off bears come to hunt you down. And if I have to gag you and hog-tie you to a chair to get you to cooperate instead of constantly arguing with me, then that’s what I’ll do.”
Cali MacKay is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She lives in New England with her husband, two girls and their crazy mutt. When not tapping away on her laptop and getting her characters into trouble, she can be found designing book covers for other authors, wrangling her girls, and splicing DNA.
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