A lion’s pride isn’t defined only by those he commands but also resides with his hair, so when a human dares to butcher Arik’s mane, he gets his revenge—and claims her as his mate.
A billionaire CEO and leader of the largest East Coast pride, Arik is a ladies man and a lion. Used to commanding others, and obedience, he can’t believe it when a hairdresser with tempting curves chops off a hunk of his precious mane.
But her biggest mistake is in running from him.
Run as fast as you can, little mouse, because this cat loves to chase—and pounce.
Oh, and he also likes to nibble on tender bits. What he doesn’t expect is to fall for a human woman, a woman who can make the impossible happen because everyone knows lions can’t purr…until now.
Arik goes to his usual barber for a trim, only to find out the man isn't there. That's when he starts talking with the barber's granddaughter and the sparks start flying. These two start trading sarcastic remarks and everything is fun and games until Kira chops off a part of Arik's hair. He's a bit vain about his hair (mane) because he's a lion shifter and his mane is a part of him. It's only after his friends make fun of him that he goes after Kira to make her pay for what she's done.
Kira has a past that she's running from, an abusive ex boyfriend. When the ex finds her and leaves her a message, she figures she's gonna have to pack up and move on again. That is until Arik finds out about the trouble she's having and takes it upon himself to protect her.
These two got along like oil and water right from the very beginning. I love how they are so sarcastic and funny with one another. Their conversations has me laughing too many times throughout this book. This author does know how to insert humor into her books and Kira's smart mouth, sarcastic quips and comebacks really had me smiling.
It's fun watching a character in a shifter book find out about shifters because you never know how they're gonna react. There was a great twist in this book about Kira's ex and I do love a good twist. The ex is creepy as hell and his story line in regards to Kira was great. Having an ex stalk you across the country and find you isn't going to be pleasant but this guy took things to another level of sleezy.
I loved Arik. He's smooth, funny, arrogant and so alpha. But he has a big heart and when he realizes that Kira was in trouble, nothing was going to prevent him from helping her. I really liked that about him. The other character I liked was Arik's mother. She's a total bitch to Kira but I understood why and I think she's gonna be a real interesting character in this series. I'm looking forward to reading more of this series now.
I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.