Team South-One Bear shifter Cade Ayers has been tasked with the mission of bringing a rogue fox shifter in for questioning, something that should be relatively easy, since all intel points to the shifter being only a boy. He already feels bad for the kid, but it isn’t his job to pass judgment. That would happen back home, in the shifter town of Heartsridge. Finding himself on the business end of a rifle certainly makes things a little more interesting. It isn't every day a woman takes his breath away and waves a gun at him. This little, curvy spitfire is armed, spooked, and stubborn as hell. Lucky for him, she might also be his fated mate.
All fox shifter Mina Foxglove wants is to be left alone to work her farm and survive every day as it comes. Actually, that’s a lie and she knows it. What she really craves is to follow her dreams and have a life beyond waking up at the ass crack of dawn to work her fingers to the bone. But life isn’t fair and dreams are just that, right? When a group of men arrive looking for her brother, her first instinct is to fight. Then she lays eyes on him. A bear shifter with a body built for sin and a warmth in his eyes that has her questioning everything she’s ever been told. That inter-species relationships are wrong. That the shifter town of Heartsridge is a bad place.
That a man like Cade Ayers couldn’t possibly be her fated mate.
But, sweet thunder clouds, everything inside her screams that he is. Worse, judging from the heated interest in his eyes, he's dangerously close to figuring it out. A wink and grin, and she knows she's screwed. He’s not going to let her go without a full investigation … of the up close and personal kind.