Amelia Beth Walker, finally she knew her name. Taken at two and raised by a megalomaniac and tortured and abused for two decades she was damaged to the point where she fractured. She has Millie her cat, but that is it for her. She has an uncontrollable power, a power that can kill without hesitation any threat. That is why she stays inside the house she shares with the others that have been rescued with her. She is afraid to venture out, because she might explode into violence without warning. She might kill anyone or anything that seems like a threat.
Wyatt watches those around him. They are falling to the call of the mating cycle, while others are still fighting their urge to claim the mate not yet ready for them. Others are like him and are still in search of their mate. He stands at a barbeque watching the pack laugh and enjoy themselves. Then the Prime's twins wander up and he begins to play with them. As he takes them back to their mother he stops short when he sees the horrified look on their mother's face. He sees a woman running toward them calling the twins name and runs toward her quickly followed by Alex, his Prime. As soon as he gets close he recognizes Millie as his mate. As she tells him to run away all he wants to do is run closer. Ignoring the woman and his Prime's warnings he catches Millie as she falls. A sharp pain runs over his skin.
She was held captive, never to know love and affection, tortured and defiled over and over again. Who wouldn’t be damaged after that? How would you have survived without fracturing into a million pieces? Miliie only fell into three. So long as she feels safe she is in control and so the world and those in her world remained safe as well.
She ventures out and still the danger and past find her. As the reader you will want to stay in your corner, a little afraid of what will happen next and so appalled by what you read, but you will not put it down. Each page you read will pull you in deeper until the last page is turned. You will find yourself wondering what happens to the members of the Ridgeville Pride.
On a brighter note you will love the little quips from the Pride Prima, Maya. They will make you laugh even as the story makes you cry, crave and fear. If you have not read any of the Ridgeville series yet, you are in luck because Celia is offering book 1, He Ain't Lion, for free and there are many more in-between 1 and this book to keep you occupied for some time. Pick up a copy today. Each book is a standalone and a story to enjoy. Together these stories make a series you will fall in love with and desire to revisit often.
Panther shifter Millie Walker is finally free, finally knows her real name, and finally… has a mate? Well, crap.
For Millie, having a mate is a horrible, no good, he’ll end up very dead, bad idea. She’s got what some refer to as a “control problem.” In other words: she has no control and that’s her problem. So, she stays away from others, keeps to herself, and generally tries not to kill people. Except the pride Prima—Maya—has this “awesomesauce” idea and suddenly Millie’s at a pride picnic surrounded by people… and then she meets her mate. Her tall, delicious, please-may-I-lick-you-from-head-to-toe mate. Now she prays her powers don’t suddenly decide Wyatt is better off six feet under.
Lion shifter Wyatt Dane knows he’s not the kind of man who takes a mate. His own mother proved he wasn’t worth loving. But then he meets Millie. Millie with her fiery hair, generous curves, and dangerous powers. He tries to resist her, forces himself to reject her, but then she returns and he realizes he can’t let her go. Her powers will just have to figure out how to deal with his presence. He’s keeping her. Period.
But someone from her past didn’t get the “she’s mated” memo and he’s determined to have her, no matter the cost.
Warning: Big Furry Deal contains kick ass violence, some potentially trigger content (what do we expect from the bad guy), and copious hilarity. Be prepared for laughing, crying, and cringing. As always, curvy women rock, boys drool-girls rule, and your mileage may vary.