the murder of her best friend, Jazz is stuck in a safe but lonely way of life.
She’s willing to sacrifice everything to keep herself and her family safe from
the shifter world. The sexy stranger who struts into her friend’s bar changes
all that. From the first glance Jazz knows she’s sunk—their chemistry sizzles
from across the room, it’ll be undeniable up close.
is the most beautiful female Rafe has ever seen and he wants her from the
second he sets eyes on her. The depth of the need that swamps him every time
he’s near her surprises him. It takes every last ounce of his self control not
to pounce on Jazz and make her his. Only her distrust of his shifter nature
holds him back. He counts it as a win every time his beloved human gives in to
their passion and takes him to her bed. But Rafe’s patience isn’t infinite and
he’ll do whatever it takes, face any danger—past or present—to ensure that Jazz
becomes his. Forever.
Jazz made a promise to a woman she barely knew to raise her twin babies and protect them. Three years later Jazz had done exactly that, she is not feigning ignorance of the shifter world only few know about, but she doesn’t trust any of them except the two cubs she is raising.Rafe is in town on duty, protecting an innocent shifter living in a human world but when he meets Jazz, he is completely off kilter. She is human, she is everything his inner creatures desire, and she is not interested in him.
A fantastic shifter story. I wasn’t sure what was going to happen but a few surprises led the way. Rafe is resisting his feelings for Jazz, but he smells royal blood and needs to investigate. I thought this was complex and everything I look for in a shifter story. An excellent read.
Rafe waited for Josh to leave then stepped behind Jasmine
and slipped an arm around her waist, locking her to him. She molded against
him, softness to hardness, and was short enough to tuck under his arm. She
leaned into his embrace as if she’d done so for a lifetime, head tipped back to
rest against his chest. The easy way she accepted him pushed him to take more.
With a palm on her hip, he tugged her closer, pressed his engorged shaft to her
body. She stiffened and spun, blonde hair very similar in shade to his whipping
with the move. Wide-eyed, she stared at him. He loosened his grip but didn’t
Gods, she was beautiful. Gray eyes, dilated at the moment, a
few freckles on the tip of a slightly crooked nose and a mouth made for
kissing. Her rounded face with its finely sloped forehead lent her an angelic
quality, but the desire stamped on it ensured she’d be the wicked kind of
angel, given the proper encouragement. And he had every confidence in his
ability to bring out the vixen hidden behind her sweet exterior.
He thought about all the ways he could urge the siren out
and a grin spread. Oh, the unveiling would be fun.
She shoved at his chest, didn’t move him, and huffed. “Let
go, buddy. We’re done.”
Her husky voice wrapped around him and the bite of
irritation in it appealed to him as well. He enjoyed feisty females—in bed and
“But you didn’t answer me,” he replied, enjoying the
confusion making her brows scrunch. Tiny crinkles appeared by the corner of her
almond-shaped eyes. He liked how they looked there.
“What did you ask?”
“Am I hot enough for you?”
Her jaw dropped, but the evidence of her desire drifted to
“Good. I’m glad I fit your needs.”
“I didn’t say that.”
“You didn’t have to.” He took her hand, linking their
fingers, and led her away from her human friend and the other males’
appreciative glances. He wanted her alone…to talk.
She hesitated at the entrance to the employee hallway. “What
a sec, buddy. I am not going anywhere with you.”
He tipped her chin up, met those hypnotizing gray eyes.
“Name’s Rafe. Rafe Alexander.”
She licked her lips. “Rafe,” she said.
Damn, his name sounded good in her breathless voice.
“Jasmine.” He tried the name out. It rolled nicely on his
tongue. “Walk with me.”
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