A surprise baby. A second chance at love. Fated mates betrayed by their own. 

Wyatt
Wolf shifter Wyatt tried to do the right thing—protect and mate the girl he loved. Instead, he was framed for murder and run out of town by Alanna’s powerful tiger shifter father. 

Thirteen years later Wyatt returns, struggling to control his wolf while simmering in a dark emotional hell. A hell for which he’ll make his enemy pay. 

But blind vengeance will have to wait. The mate he was forced to leave had his baby—a defiant boy now in danger from his own grandfather. And Wyatt will be damned if his son suffers the same fate as his old man. 

Alanna
He was dead. That was the lie told to Alanna years ago. A lie now storming into town, the torment in his eyes wild enough almost nothing was left of the boy she’d loved. 

She’ll have to dig through the ashes and find a spark of the real man. A struggling single mom, she’s determined to prevent their son from following his father’s self-destructive path. And when word spreads Wyatt is back, she needs his protection from the dark fate decreed by her father. 

Wyatt must fight to stay sane long enough to save his mate, his son, and himself from a death sentence he now has a reason to escape. 

Keep your woman close and your enemy closer? Yeah, **ck that. This time he’s keeping the woman plus child, and running the enemy out of town—and out of life. 

This is an adult 18+ story that contains language, possible violence and sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

Titles in the Shifters and Sins series include – Whiskey and WolvesTequila and Tigers – Bourbon and Bears –

Shifters and Sins has a slight connection to the Shifting Destinies universe.  Those series include – Shifters of Bear’s Den & Black Claw Ranch.  It’s a very slight connection mentioned in the first book, there may be more references in later stories.  Just an FYI.

Title:  Tequila and Tigers
Series:  Shifters and Sins #2 (BAD Alpha Dads line)
Author:  Cecilia Lane
Published:  August 6, 2019
My Rating:  4.5 stars

TEQUILA AND TIGERS is the second story in Cecilia Lane’s Shifters and Sins in the BAD Alpha Dads line.  Most of what you’d need to know about this title before picking it up you’d find in the Cover Description.  What that doesn’t tell you is how emotionally engaged you’re going to be in Wyatt, Allana, and even Atticus’ lives.

There is an evil piece of crap involved, namely Alanna’s father.  A father who framed his daughter’s young mate for murder and tried to have him executed since he had other more profitable plans for his daughter than mating with an insignificant wolf.  Wyatt left Redwater that night, it was his only option to keep Alanna safe, at least in his mind it was.  It was also his biggest mistake, for Alanna carried his child and left alone she was disowned and kicked out of her father’s tiger streak.  No great loss really, but she learned early on just how vindictive and evil her father truly was.  She and her son survived through the kindness of the townsfolk who were not part of her father’s streak.  She survived, right up until the night of the ousting of a nasty MC gang that had taken over the town.  The man she loves, her mate was alive – somehow – she saw his wolf, tasted his scent and knew that she’d been lied to for years by her father.  Now to find him, explain to her pre-teen son that the father he thought was dead… wasn’t.  And to get some answers.

The action is intense and fast-paced, the sizzle between Wyatt and Alanna is off the charts, the adolescent angst of Atticus was perfectly played and we see true evil get karma right where it hurts most.  TEQUILA AND TIGERS will capture your imagination and keep you flipping pages.  Next up is one bear who believes there is no one for him — he’s wrong, but that’s another story.

I read this title through my Kindle Unlimited subscription.

Available for the Kindle