One kiss. One lie. One dangerously sinful affair. 

After making one bad decision after another, fox shifter Erena is back at the Rock Creek Clan with her tail between her legs. Her past mistakes seem to be forgiven, but her position feels tenuous—and more tenuous still, with the arrival of a sexy misfit who gets under her skin. 

Matt, a mountain lion shifter, returns home to the RCC with a giant secret only to meet the woman of his dreams. Too bad Erena has a chip on her shoulder. How the hell is he supposed to prove himself to a woman who has trust issues? He’ll have to figure something out because, between his smooth talking and his ulterior motives, he’s in danger of losing his mate before he ever gets a chance with her.

Titles in the Fierce Mates: Rock Creek Clan include: Ruthless Misfit

This is an adult, 18+ story with violence, language and sexual situations that are geared toward an adult audience.

Title:  Ruthless Misfit
Series:  Fierce Mates: Rock Creek Clan #1
Author:  Liza Street
Published:  January 15, 2019
My Rating:  4.5 stars

“Ruthless Misfit” is the first story in Liza Street’s new series, Fierce Mates: Rock Creek Clan… and it is such an emotional rollercoaster of a story.  I dare you to not feel something personal within this story.  We’ve all been lied to at some point in our lives… and most of us have said those lies at some point.  Come on, no one is perfect and those little white lies count, too.  Yet, because of his childhood, Matt has become so good at telling lies without giving off the scent that any shifter associates with a lie.  He’s been chosen to return to Rock Creek Clan and do a bit of spying… he simply never, expected to find his mate here.  Or for her to have been so damaged by the lies of others, or have complete mistrust in her own decisions that finding a happy ending with his mate is completely up in the air.

I was not only easily drawn in to “Ruthless Misfit”, but also into Matt’s and Erena’s emotional relationship as well.  I cared about these two and truly wanted them to find a way to work through, around or dive right into the troubles that surrounded them.  It doesn’t take Matt long to start questioning why he’s spying on this clan… or to want to turn back the clock and become a man that Erena could trust without question.  My heart broke for Erena, and watching her move forward from the quiet, withdrawn woman we first met was such an amazing journey.  Being lied to hurts.  And discovering that your lies have hurt someone you love hurts as well.

I enjoyed my time in this world once again.  Matt and Erena are characters that I will remember for quite a while, and perhaps that’s the biggest compliment I can give to an author.  I would not hesitate to recommend “Ruthless Misfit” to any Paranormal Romance or Shifter Romance reader who enjoys a good story, relatable characters, a mystery to solve, bad guys to discover and watching to broken people be healed by their love for each other.  It doesn’t get much better than that.

I own a Kindle edition of this story.

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