Bear shifter Nate Dean is the joker of team South-One. The prankster. The one without a dozen skeletons hidden in his closet. He is what he is, and that’s always been good enough, until now. Now he needs to be more. To step up and be the person his fated mate needs him to be. He knows he can be the man to heal Heather’s heart, to show her exactly how a woman should be treated and introduce her to a life filled with laughter.
She needed time. Space.
But he’s willing to wait forever, if that’s what it takes for her to realize he’s not going anywhere, that he’d never, ever hurt her. That they’re meant to be together.
Heather Hastings is adjusting to life as a widow. A part of her feels guilty for not grieving her husband’s death, but after everything Toby put her through—the years of abuse, not to mention the endless lies—she can’t bring herself to miss him. In reality, the only thing thing she owes him is a huge thank you for bringing her to Heartsridge, somewhere she’d like to call home. She has real friends for the first time, her son is happy, and there’s a certain man who makes her toes curl and laughter break free from the void inside her chest.
It’s second chance at life. A chance to make her own decisions and carve a place in the world. Though she’s only ever known the dark side of a man’s love before, Nate is a man carved from honor and integrity. His large, muscular body and sinful eyes have all kinds of naughty thoughts popping into her head, often at completely inappropriate times. If she can find a way to let go, take another chance on love, she could have the life she’s always dreamed of. But is she willing to risk her heart again?
When a friend is put in jeopardy and harsh truths are uncovered, the real danger to the town is finally revealed. Heather has some tough decisions to make and Nate has to come to terms with reality: he can’t protect his mate from everything … though he’s willing to risk everything and try.
Sexy shifters and their feisty mates who aren’t shy about loving each other – so, this is an adult, 18+ reader tale.
The author strongly suggests that South-One Bears be read in order as events and people flow from one story to the next.