As the military liaison between the human Shifter Bureau and Shiftertown, Walker is often stuck trying to appease both sides—and angering both. So when bear-Shifter Rebecca is captured taking a run in a restricted area, Walker has to talk fast to get her released. The compromise: if Rebecca helps him find a missing woman—thought to have been abducted by a Shifter—she won’t be charged and executed.
Mate-less Rebecca is not happy to be under Walker’s supervision. As a bear used to roaming for miles, she hates being confined and restricted, she distrusts anything involving humans, and—worst of all—the strong and handsome Walker starts triggering her mating need.
They have no choice but to work together, and as they continue their search for the missing girl, uncovering secrets neither Shifters nor humans want them to know, both Walker and Rebecca find it hard not to mix business with pleasure…
Rebecca is running free as a bear one minute the next, she’s being darted and Walker is there, telling her to cooperate so he can get her home. So Rebecca is enlisted to help Walker find a human girl, and the sparks fly between Becca and Walker.
I so enjoyed reading a story where the heroine is the growly Alpha shifter and the hero is an equally strong human that can hold his own. Ms. Ashley gave us a great story with intrigue and magic and I really loved every second of it.
It’s a novella that enriches the world, and yet, I think it could be read a standalone, although some little details and past characters popping up might confuse a new reader. I do highly recommend this whole series.