From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Nicole Blanchard comes a new bear shifter paranormal romance!
One walk in the woods changed the course of my life forever.
I’d seen strange things before, but learning the man I’m falling for can shift into a bear topped them all. I should have been afraid of him, but I felt something a whole lot worse than fear.
He’s the only person I’ve ever known to be immune to my gift. The only person whose thoughts I can’t hear. Everything from his claws to his glare is dangerous, but I don’t care.
I want to know more.
I’ve never wanted to claim anyone as much as I wanted to claim her.
She’s the picture of innocence.
Young. Naïve. Sweet.
Everything I’m not.
I should know better than to give in to my baser animal instincts. Doing so has gotten me into trouble before. But when it comes to her, I can’t seem to control myself.
I want to ruin all those sweet parts of her, make her mine.
She thinks she’s safe with me.
That couldn’t be farther from the truth.
“I should have never kissed you,” he says, his chest heaving. “I should have walked away that day.”
“I don’t think you’re going to hurt me.”
“You shouldn’t be so sure of that.”
“But I am.”
He shakes his head, seeming to disagree with my words. “We’ve spent one night together, Sully. You can’t possibly know that.”
“I know you came to save me. I know that instead of putting me at risk, you walked away to save me and spared hurting my grandmother. Those are the actions of someone I can trust.” I kneel before him and reach out a hand to touch his shoulder. “I trust you not to hurt me, Declan.”
He shudders at the contact, his neck arching up. When he looks back down at me his eyes are molten. He seems to struggle with himself before reaching out to me and pulling me into his lap, my legs thrown over one thigh and his arm cradles my back.
I cup his face with one hand. “This isn’t too bad, is it?” Then I gasp as I realize I can sense him in this form. I see myself crouched by the tree from his point of view. I hear him thinking Keep her safe and I remember the gentle way he held me in his arms.
“You have no idea,” he growls. “I can smell you like this. It’s driving me crazy touching you right now.”
“Do you want me to move?” I start to get out of his lap, but his grip tightens around me.
“No!” he barks out. “I don’t know if it’s safe out there yet. Let’s give it a few minutes.”
“Okay, we’ll wait.” I rest my head on his chest and take a calming breath. “There’s something I should probably tell you, too. Something about me.”
Bear shifter, Paranormal Romance
Graphics sex / violence