When an Argentinean-born, ex-soldier of fortune finds his nearest neighbors in a domestic dispute where the female is being beaten, he has no choice but to step in and do something. Finding two bear shifters living next door to his rental, Mario subdues the male, but the female is hysterical. Left with no choice, he has to call the cops.
A woman in uniform…
Grayslake police officer Patty Montone answers the call, never expecting to find her little sister in the role of abused girlfriend. Patty’s dominant bear sees red, but she has a duty to look after her sister before Patty can go back and kill the boyfriend. And then there’s the sexy neighbor, who scents like some kind of big cat. A very dominant, intriguing big cat shifter, in a bear town.
A match made in danger…
Mario sets out to court the dominant female who stirs his heart…and other things, but danger stalks her family and only Mario has the connections, and the skills, to set things right. When foreign thugs arrive in Grayslake, Mario sets up a cunning plan to solve the problem—with Patty by his side, and hopefully, in his bed.
Mario’s inner jaguar wants to keep the sultry bear shifter for his own. Is it possible he’s found his mate in the sexiest, strongest and most alluring woman he’s ever met? And can she possibly feel the same? Through bullets and blood, he vows to find out.
Now I said sweet but there's nothing sweet about Patty unless you count her sweet tooth, as Patty is a dominant bear shifter and woe betide anyone who crosses her. The domestic abuse case she's sent to investigate turns her world upside down as not only is it her own baby sister who has been hurt but there's the added complication of the shifter who saved her and this is where the sweet comes bubbling through!
Mario has drifted since his time in the forces but seeing the sexy bear in uniform makes his inner cat wake up and demand the honey! Oh yes Mario so needs to take charge of the deputy but wouldn't mind seeing just what she can do with her handcuffs! Patty might frighten lesser males off with her dominant nature but to Mario she's a match made in heaven. Getting close to her is a given because neither man nor beast will settle for less but there's something her sister didn't tell her and it's about to get very messy indeed!
Wow this may have been a quick read but it packed a punch. Putting a cat and a bear together was sheer genius. On paper it shouldn't work but in the imagination of this author anything is possible. It's a sexy story but there's a pretty nifty plot too. This worked very well as a standalone and this meeting/mating of equals just made me smile. Now I think it's time I checked out Ms Kyle's back catalogue because I've clearly been missing out!