When an old acquaintance and onetime fling, Jesse Dalton, shows up to offer the protection of his pack, Harley hesitates. She may have feelings for Jesse that go beyond their one-night stand, but life among shifters means giving over her independence to the needs of pack. Plus Mercury Pack has its own threat to face: a rich half-shifter is determined to claim their territory at any cost.
Jesse, who lost his true mate as a child, has wanted Harley since their night together, and he’s not letting her go again. They may not be destined for each other, but he knows she belongs to him and with his pack. Even if he can convince her to join him now, can he convince her to stay?
Jesse lost his Mate due to an accident when they were children and just fell into a pit of despair. Seeing the willful Harley try to save his sister from herself made him realise that life is worth living and that cute little margay sure looks like home to Jesse. So, what if he has kind of being stalking her for the past three years, Jesse just wants her safe but when Harley's life is threatened it's time to step up and claim what's his! Silly male, does he really think it's going to be that easy?
It was fun being back in the bosom of the Mercury Pack. It's like catching up with old friends but the various Packs can be pretty screwed up at times. With humans targeting the shifters, you would think they wouldn't have time for infighting but these territorial Packs seem to constantly have a fight brewing at their doors.
The romance here is pretty heated and this couple have a lot of energy to burn if you get my drift! Lots of scenes with Jesse trying to persuade Harley that she really is staying with him. Oh, she's never forced, and if truth be told leads him on a merry dance at times as this couple are very, very playful.
I won't spoil the plot but it's a wonderful mixture of tension, romance, and adorable sweetness. Ms Wright has wetted my appetite for more and if you start this series, you won't be disappointed.
This is a voluntary opinion of an Advance Reviewer Copy.