His to protect. Hers to challenge. Theirs to dare.
A woman trapped by the stigma of the past...
Fox shifter Everly always ends up cornered and cowering. Growing up shunned by more dominant shifter species taught her there's no such thing as real community—or true love. But she's always secretly longed for the sexiest, most dominant bear shifter around...even though he almost destroyed her family.
A bear shifter who can't forgive himself...
Wildland firefighter Slade Walker battles mountain flames for a living and throws punches on the fight circuit for a release. Despite his easygoing, joke-cracking ways, this wounded bear is still plagued by a terrible decision he once made—a decision that also ruined any chance he had with foxy, fascinating Everly. Yet he can't imagine life without the sweetly sensual vixen by his side.
A shifter town on the brink of change.
But when the sins of the past rise up to threaten Everly, neither her hidden courage nor Slade's powerful defense can keep her safe. The wild heart and bold hope of an entire town of shifters must rally together for the protection of all, and to allow two battered hearts to finally dare claim what they need most: each other.
To the reader: This story is filled with heart-pounding romance, page-turning adventure, and some awesome hawt times. If you love big ole grizzly bear shifters who have a soft spot for their fated mates, the charming and funny details of a shifter-filled small town, and the beautiful power of true love to always save the day, this book is for you.
Everly had a hard time when she was younger since she and her family were shunned by the other shifters who thought they were better than her. She is a fox shifter and finally got away from that pack. She had been treated so badly for such a long time that she still thought some of the other shifters looked down on her and she looked down on herself as well at times. But people in this town actually liked her and didn't look down on her, now if only she could make herself believe that.
Slade is a firefighter and a bear shifter. For the past two years he'd kept himself away from Everly even though he knew she was his mate because her brother went missing and he was sure that she blamed him for that as much as he blamed himself.
When Slade finds a letter from her brother and gives it to her, things change between them rapidly. The letter tells Everly what she needed to know but she drinks a bit too much that night anyway and when she see's Slade again, she let's him know that she has feelings for him if he would just stop hiding from her.
I really liked watching these two reconnect and then having the secrets behind her brother's disappearance come to light and how they decided to come together to fix the problem. This was such a fun shifter book to read.
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.