Leopard shifter Saffron Estampado flees her village to escape an unwanted mating with two brothers who are involved in the same evil society as her uncle, and is captured in the woods by cougar shifters Landon Sterling and Nevada Ruiz when they believe she was sent to kill them.
But the same people chasing her are after rare black cougars like Landon and Nevada, and she works hard to convince them of that. As the men realize they are both in as much danger as Saffron, they also realize they are each falling for her.
Saffron recognizes Landon and Nevada as her mates, but when the brothers to whom she was being forced to mate frame her for her uncle’s murder, her budding romance with both men is put on hold while all three enlist the help of jaguars to fight the threatening evil and clear Saffron’s name.
Saffron is on the run because she refuses to mate two men that aren’t her fated mates. They’re bad men who are involved in an evil society. While running she spots the hottest human she’s ever met and the events that unfold from that moment are an interesting story that definitely kept me reading.
At times some of the shifter stuff was a bit confusing or I felt like a lot was repeated which I took as building up the legends and the series. I felt that the characters were well fleshed out and it was believable that Saffron’s grandmother would shield her from so much of her Uncle’s evil deeds.
I really enjoyed the twist of Saffron being framed for murder and the way that it tested the relationship between Landon, Nevada and Saffron. It gave the story that dose of reality since until then they had been living in a cocoon of mated bliss.
I really like this story and will be reading more in the series.
I received a copy on Manic Readers for review. I was not compensated for my review.