Just when he meets his future, his past comes back to haunt him…

Drake Wilson has always felt a little “different.” Not only is he a dragon shifter, but he’s also the nerd of the family—he loves to read books of all kinds, and his brothers have always thought he was a bit weird. Lonely, and feeling like no one understands him, Drake’s just about given up on love when bookstore owner Kaiya Wallace walks into his life. She’s beautiful and perfect for him in every way, and Drake is soon caught up in a whirlwind romance. But his newfound happiness is threatened when Kaiya receives a mystery box of journals from a stranger. The journals contain information Drake never knew about his past and his deceased father, and Drake is on the verge of losing Kaiya’s trust as he fumbles to explain a secret from the past that he barely understands himself—a secret that could mean life has changed forever for his brothers and him.

Kaiya Wallace has had it with men who can’t hold a decent conversation. As a bookstore owner, her life revolves around books, and she isn’t interested in dating a man who doesn’t read or can’t think for himself. So she feels like she’s struck gold when she finds out that the handsome Drake Wilson is not only gorgeous and kind, but also smart and well-read. She’s ready to give her whole heart to him, when she suddenly discovers that he has a dragon hiding beneath his exterior. Not only that, but there are also shifters hunting Drake down because of his father’s past. If Kaiya wants a life with Drake, she’ll have to accept the danger that comes with that life.

Will Drake be able to uncover the mysteries from his past and protect Kaiya at the same time? And is Kaiya ready for the risky adventure that lies ahead of her if she follows Drake into the unknown future?

Sexy shifters and their feisty mates who aren’t shy about loving each other – so, this is an adult, 18+ reader tale.

Titles in the Shifters in the Heart of Texas series include:  Lone Star DragonLone Star TigerLone Star Magic – Lone Star Secret – Lone Star Hunter

Title:  Lone Star Secret
Series:  Shifters in the Heart of Texas
Author:  Sloane Meyers
Published:  December 18, 2016
My Rating:  5 stars

THIS is what I’ve been waiting for.  Bloodthirsty much?  No, it’s not that – but there was a pattern of focusing on the human romance of all these couples finding each other and very light on the Shifter side of key players… plus small hints along the way that there was more to the overall story.  Now, in Lone Star Secret it’s revealed why the main characters needed to find their life-mates before the Shifter side of their stories could come out full force.  I “felt” there was more to come, based on Ms Meyers’ past series and I certainly am glad that now we have reasons and some answers but definitely can expect much more to come.  I am loving having one particular Shifter species included in this overall story line.  No, not going to spoil it, but it’s about time.  *grin*

As someone who has  a love affair going on with books myself, I can definitely identify with Drake and Kaiya as book nerds.  They felt completely natural together, and Kaiya’s anger at being left out of some things rang so very true.  Not every relationship is going to move smoothly along, there will be arguments and fights – it’s how the couple sticks together in spite of messing up, making mistakes or simply being too protective that really define the depth of the love they have.

We are introduced to two new characters, Levi and Griffin, who will play a larger role later on in this series.  But they definitely had their place in this story that makes them important to the outcome.

The only thing I missed in Lone Star Secret was the exclusion of Max.  He’s mentioned, and all the brothers are brought in to this story and have their parts to play.  Max is not a blood brother, but he’s been thought of as being as close as a brother throughout the earlier stories.  I “get” that he isn’t blood relative to the mystery being unfolded, I do.  I simply wish he would have had at least a small part beyond mentioning that he and Cassie were present in some ways.  But that’s a totally personal opinion that has nothing to bear on the story at all.

I really enjoyed this story, it’s the one I’d been waiting for that brought the Shifter world into play.  It appears that there is trouble brewing and our couples need to get themselves prepared.  And we haven’t met everyone yet.  So there is a lot to look forward to in the next story.

I read this story through my Kindle Unlimited subscription.

Available for the Kindle