A native Californian, Iris lives and writes in her urban home surrounded by redwoods. She is guardian to one cat, who also serves as her personal trainer by ensuring Iris rises early and often (from bed no later than 6 a.m. and from her chair whenever the need for petting/food/playtime arises). When not writing or performing cat duties, Iris enjoys walking and swimming.
Georgette Stephens can’t forget the sexy stranger she stumbled on during a mountain hike. Shaken to the core by his mesmerizing gaze, she escaped without learning his name. When he shows up at the company where she works, she can’t deny the deep and decidedly unprofessional connection she feels toward him. But she’s been hurt before by trusting too easily.
Bancroft “Bear” Bruin, the chief of the Northern California bear shifters, is jubilant that his mate has finally walked into his life. He didn’t expect her to be human, but he won’t let that stand in his way. She’s his mate, and he will have her — no matter how hard he has to work to gain her trust.