Wanted and on the run...
For twenty years, Kendrick, a white tiger Shifter, has been the Guardian of un-Collared Shifters who spend their lives living in secret—and in fear of being shunted into Shiftertowns. When Kendrick’s group is discovered and forced to flee, Kendrick is more desperate than ever to protect them
His only salvation was in a beautiful stranger.
In a diner in the middle of nowhere, lonely waitress Addison Price has seen a lot of unusual drifters come and go, but none has ever captivated—and intimidated—her like the imposing fugitive who wields a broadsword with incredible skill. But when he risks all to protect her, Addison’s fear turns to empathy—and empathy to desire as she learns more about her savior. Soon she’s more than willing to help the crushingly sensual white tiger and his cubs in a passionate bid for freedom. Whatever the cost.
Ever since coming into the diner with his cubs, Kendrick hasn't been able to stop coming back to see Addie. He'd been coming back every night right before closing time, getting pie for him and his three kids just so he could see Addie. This night was just like the others until Addie finds one of the employee's dead outside, then all hell breaks loose and Kendrick comes to the rescue.
Kendrick didn't realize that some of the shifters wanted him dead, not until they start shooting at the diner and he has to come to the aid of Addie. Addie soon realizes that Kendrick and his kids aren't human, the're shifters but after the shock wears off she knows she has to keep the kids safe until they can get out of there. After the bad guys are dealt with Kendrick sends her away to what he thinks will be safer for her but it turns out not to be the case.
Kendrick battles his instincts and his attraction for Addie all the while trying to keep his clan safe and figure out who to trust. There's quite a bit action, fights, blood and romance in this book. I've been loving this series for years and even though I hate the fact that shifters are treated worst than second class citizens and have to wear collars that are supposed to keep them in line, they are finding ways around that in secret. I do hope at some point this story line will evolve to where they aren't treated so badly by humans and have more rights.
Addie ends up being stronger than I first thought she would be and I loved that she didn't back down when things got scary. I really liked seeing characters from previous books. That's one of the things I love about long series, the past characters and new characters tend to pop up in books and we get to see what they'e been up to.
I highly recommend this series.
I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.