She's a struggling artist on the edge of a big break - if the world doesn't break her first
When the gallery exhibition that was meant to kick-start curvy artist Irina Mathers' career instead threatens to ruin it, the last thing she expected was a dark and seductive Prince Charming sweeping her off her feet. He's everything she never dared to dream of. Strong, protective, and utterly caring. But there's something about him she doesn't know.
He's a panther shifter who doesn't trust his panther
Billionaire Grant Diaz grew up struggling to suppress his panther. Panthers don't have a pack instinct; they're loners, like his shifter father, who abandoned Grant and his mother decades ago. Grant is haunted by the thought that he will do the same—that the animal inside him will be stronger than the man. He promised himself long ago that he'd never let his panther hurt any woman he loved. When he meets Irina, he can't fight his attraction to her. Gorgeous, funny Irina is everything he ever wanted, but being with her means he'll have to face what he truly is.
Grant isn't the only one with his eye on her...
Irina's moment in the spotlight put a target on her back. Someone wants her dead. Someone who has powers beyond anything either of them have seen before. Grant always feared his panther's instincts would break his mate's heart. But now, he'll have to trust the animal inside him to save her life.
Irina has an art showing and is hoping that this will be a big break for her but when a rather rude woman corners Irina at the showing it's Grant that comes to her rescue. Grant knows the rude woman because he and her brother are friends. He's actually at the showing to see if he can find that friend but he meets Irina instead and immediately knows that she is his mate.
The problem with Grant finding his mate is he's always been afraid that his panther will become too strong and make him hurt and leave the human woman he loves if he finds one since panther shifters are notoriously loners. His father left his mother and him and never looked back and he vowed to never do the same thing.
Irina works a lot so they don't have a lot of time to get together but he takes her out when she does have the time. It becomes apparent that someone wants Irina dead so they have to figure out who. Grant has to rely somewhat on his panther to help Irina and they have to work together which is something neither of them are used to. it was great seeing Grant realize that his panther is nothing like his dad's and he doesn't have to worry about hurting Irina like his father did his mother.
I liked the conclusion and the reveal as to who was after Irina and why. It was a good read.
I give this book 3 out of 5 stars.