Can you run from fate, or is destiny's pull too strong?
Remy, a young woman with the ability to harness fire, finds herself helping a group of werewolf shifters and other paranormal beings in a battle against demons who want to take over the world. When she is badly injured and on the brink of death, Arden, a werewolf shifter, bites her, giving her supernatural healing abilities. The last thing she expected was for it to also mark her as his mate. With her choices for her life slowly disappearing as it becomes clear what being with Arden will entail, Remy flees.
Arden is devastated when his mate runs from him. Hope for his future disappears and his wolf takes over, turning him into a feral mess.
Remy soon realizes she's made the biggest mistake of her life. Returning to the shifters and a changed Arden, Remy has to not only gain their forgiveness but also build their trust in her while helping Arden overcome his feral nature.
Will Remy be strong enough to be the mate Arden needs or will she let the fire she controls consume her and run again, this time never looking back?
Content Warning: contains graphic sex, strong language, and violence
"Ms. Gower brilliantly mixes plenty of action, suspense and sexy fun with a strong cast of unforgettable characters that the reader can’t help but care about and cheer for!" - The Romance Studio
"Arden's Mate is by far one of the best shifter books I have read this year." - Sensuous Reviews
"I loved both Arden and Remy." - Romance Book Scene
She was dying. Remy knew she couldn't fight the pain any longer. She hurt all over, and for the first time in her life she just wanted to give in and go in peace, no more pain. Remy hoped Bengie would live. She loved that kid. He'd been awesome fighting all those demons. Who would have thought the gentle giant of a boy was stronger than two massive, sixteen-feet-plus demons?
Remy groaned as she heard Kane's voice. "Don't you dare die, Remy. Faith needs you."
Kane wasn't telling her anything new. Of course Faith needed her, she had him for a boyfriend. Remy would never say 'mate', and she wouldn't call him Faith's husband unless he married her.
She screamed as Kane touched a nasty cut on her stomach. White clouded the black of her vision, and Kane swore.
"Fine. If being nice won't keep you alive, I'll be your worst nightmare. Look, if you die, they've won. I've won, because I won't have to put up with your shit and I know Faith won't get into as much mischief. I know it's you who encouraged her to stay away from me and move overseas. Hell, it was probably you who encouraged her to date other men."
Remy felt him pause in his action, and she swam away from the bright white light and back to see what the hell Kane was doing. She cracked her eyes open and dim light greeted her.
"Come to think of it, those demons did me a favor getting rid of you. My life will be peaceful without you there whispering words to my mate."
Remy could see Kane's hands hovering over her and his eyes glaring at her. "God. You whine worse than a teenage girl, Kane. Just fix me and go away so I don't have to listen to your bitching." Crap, was that her voice? It sounded like sandpaper scraping wood.
Kane snarled, but she could tell he wasn't really angry. His hands got back to work cleaning wounds and stitching her up. He put a drip in her arm and hung it from her bedpost. The pain started to ease, and she heard quiet voices.
"Will she make it?"
"I think so. She probably will just so she can annoy me."
"That's not nice."
"Remy is a pain in my arse. I can't stand her. She'll live just to piss me off. I feel really sorry for Arden."
"If Faith hears you talking like this, you'll have hell to pay."
The voices got softer until Remy couldn't hear them anymore.
Kane was an arsehole. She couldn't die and leave her best friend to put up with him for the rest of her life without a buffer, someone to shrink the idiot's bighead. Remy loved Sara, but she had her own lughead to deal with. And poor Kirby had been saddled with one of those huge baboon werewolves as well.
Nope, Remy couldn't die. This time when the bright light came toward her she told it she wasn't going anywhere.