Cougar shifter Abby Carter always plays it safe. That's why she's an accountant--no excitement, no danger, and no cocky alpha males. She loves her quiet life, but fate has other plans. When Abby uncovers the shady dealings of an anti-shifter organization, she'll have to trust the too-sexy-for-her-peace-of-mind werewolf Declan Reed... or end up six feet under.
Declan Reed is starting over. After two years with Shifter Operations Command, it's time to put his past behind him. Now Declan is the only thing standing between the gorgeous Abby and an early grave, and if he's going to have any chance of keeping her alive, he'll have to embrace the darkness he's fought to keep at bay. But first he has to convince Abby that there's no safer place in the world than the arms of a big bad werewolf.
So essentially the basic premise is Abby is a cougar working as an accountant and keeping her head down when one night she discovers a link implicating that there's strong links to an organisation set on taking down any furry friends out there! It just so happens a crack team of shifters are investigating the company which puts wolf Declan on the spot when Abby's findings come back to bite her hard! Getting Abby away safely should mean she's out of danger but soon Declan questions whether she's really secure at his base!
I loved that this pair listen and communicate with their inner beasts as it made for interesting and indeed comical moments. Plus, these are the sort of shifters I like, as in they have enhanced senses meaning they hear and smell for example much better than humans. Really interesting plot as surprises keep on coming, plus of course, the romance that is central to the story.
So, the romance and what did I think? Right from the start Declan and his wolf are incredibly drawn to the woman who shakes her stuff and shimmies when she thinks no one is looking. Abby isn't quite ready to follow her cougar’s instincts but it's so obvious that she really would like a taste of the sexy, domineering wolf. Declan is such fun (when he's not killing people!) and constantly challenges Abby but no he never forces the issue no matter how hard it is, ahem!
I really liked this and I'm beyond excited to find out what a certain tiger will get up to next but for now I'm happy that this solitary cougar has found her place with the very seductive Declan. If you want to read something a little different to the standard pack type stories out there then I'd happily recommend Wolf's Mate.
This voluntary take is of a copy I requested from NetGalley and my thoughts are honest and I believe fair.