Niki Harris has lived a life of secrets and solitude with no interest in making a change. But an easy one night stand turns complicated and she finds herself marked. Now she has to decide, tell the sexy shifter with a possessive streak a mile wide she's pregnant and in danger or do what she's always done--run.
Be Were is the full story from the free first chapter bonus, White Cougar Christmas.
Niki Harris is a rare white cougar hybrid, bred to kill. Sometimes all she wants and needs is a whole lot of good loving! Meeting the gorgeous Dean in a bar seems like the answer to her prayers. He's sexy, he's available, and he's definitely interested but there's a huge fly in this ointment. Dean thinks that Niki is his mate! That's not going to happen because all Niki wanted was one night of fun; the only thing to do is run!
Dean is desperate to find Niki and starts trying to hunt her down. What he doesn't realize is she's carrying his cub! Finding her will be the ultimate game changer though, Niki and their unborn child are in danger. It's time for Dean to claim what is his but can he persuade Niki that her place is with him in time?
These books, whilst not the longest I've read, are always on my must read pile. This particular one might confuse some readers initially as the first chapter has been previously released as a free ebook entitled A White Couger Christmas. It's a tale that starts with a passionate encounter and the sex in this book, whilst sensual, doesn't feel gratuitous and happily fits the story. If pages filled with erotica put you off, then have no fear as Ms Gayle has created believable shifters who just want to love each other.
These books continue to build on each other and the reader learns more about this world Ms Gayle has created. For me personally, I thought the villains of the piece were a little shady and although there is a resolution I still had questions. I would hazard a guess this is intentional by the author and we will learn even more as the series progresses.
It's a simple story with an ending that felt a little quick but what really pleased me was catching up with characters from previous books and seeing how their lives are impacting on others. Moments of humour and a mystery still needs to be solved. A great cast of supporting characters, who are really intriguing and hopefully have their own stories told.
This is a well written book that added yet another layer to the world of Southern Shifters. I'd have preferred it to be longer but then I always do! Easily read as a stand alone novel but I'd recommend reading the rest of the series which starts with Lucas, if you wish to follow their journey.
These books are a great value for money and if alpha men, kick ass women, and steamy sex sounds like fun to you, then not to be missed. A book that really entertained me.
Be Were is very short at 175 pages, priced at $3.99 and released on 27 January 2014.