A chance meeting in a rundown bar along with instant attraction leads to more than either participant expected. Dean knows he has found his mate while Niki is just looking for a one night stand. While they do have a night of hot sex, this story is so much more than one night. It’s about betrayal, trust, family and things not always going how you plan. Ms. Gayle writes a story that takes on prejudice to show how silly it can be. This is a good theme no matter what. But, I think what is the most interesting is the interaction between the characters. All of them, from the main characters to the secondary ones, are so well done and each has an important role moving this story forward. Characters from previous books in this series do make appearances but you don’t have to have read any of the other books in the series to enjoy this one. Each book stands alone. From great world building to fantastic characters, this book has it all and is worth reading.
Niki just doesn’t want to spend another Christmas alone so she heads to a hybrid shifter bar looking for a one night stand. Dean is instantly attracted to Niki and has no problem taking her home with him. Almost immediately, Dean recognizes that Niki is his mate and plans to talk with her in the morning. But, come morning, Niki is gone! However, that night will remain with her as an unexpected consequence has occurred. While Dean searches for her, Niki ends up in Dean’s brother’s place. Can Dean put aside the bad feelings he has for his brother to work with him to get Niki back?
From NY Times Bestselling Author Eliza Gayle comes another hot southern shifter!
Dean had a family once. Until tragedy and betrayal consumed them. Now he lives on his own terms keeping life simple and carefree. Then one night leads to one bite and he's forced back into a dangerous world that reminds him he's still as angry as ever and this time he's not leaving until he gets what he wants. Niki.
Niki Harris has lived a life of secrets and solitude with no interest in making a change. But an easy one night stand turns complicated and she finds herself marked. Now she has to decide, tell the sexy shifter with a possessive streak a mile wide she's pregnant and in danger or do what she's always done--run.
Be Were is the full story from the free first chapter bonus, White Cougar Christmas.