Is it possible to fall in love when you have only just met? Are first impressions enough to form a life-long relationship? Can someone set aside a young love at the demands of the family?
Arranged matings are nothing new to the shifters of the Pacific Northwest, but each new union brings its own unique challenges. Some matings go well right away. Those are the lucky few. Love takes work, and when these shifters are forced to spend their lives with people they've often never met before, getting to be friends is sometimes hard enough. There are often cultural differences to get over, as they sort out relationship roles, and it can be more than just a few small things like who serves dinner, and who does the laundry.
Without a proper show of respect, will a fennec fox be able to settle into a new life, or will the little things pile up and be too much for him to endure?
Sometimes a family ask more than a son can endure. A young cheetah shifter has to decide for himself what is truly important in this life.
An elephant shifter is ordered into more than he ever dreamed in order to save his brother, but can he find the love he secretly desires?
For these shifters, making their futures is a challenge they'll have to face head on, but with their friends and mates by their sides, they'll be able to make it through.
Sealed with Honor Book 1
Signed with a Heart Book 2
Delivered to Hope Book 3
Sealed With Honor
Signed, Sealed, Delivered 1
For these two, having an arranged marriage could either be a catastrophe, or the best thing that’s ever happened to them.
Cam has always known that his mating would be arranged by his father, and his best hope is for a mate who respects him and could eventually be friends with him. He has no choice in the matter and is resigned to the worst-case scenario of a mate he’ll end up hating for the rest of his life. His biggest worry is that he’ll no longer be able to keep his best friend in his life. If his mate says he can’t have friends, that will be the end of it and he won’t be able to say a thing against that decision. It’s his worst fear, and he can’t keep his tears at bay even during his own mating ceremony as he feels like he’s losing the only real friend he’s ever had.
Jenner isn’t entirely sure why his new mate looks like he’s going to his death. He wants to be friends with Cam, and his traditions make it hard to get close to him. His father wanted to make sure he fell in love before he was thirty and thought mating him to someone would be the best way to get that accomplished. Jenner is looking forward to getting to know his new mate, if only Cam will let that happen. The little glimpses he’s had of the real Cam tell him he’s been mated to a feisty man who won’t back down, and Jenner wants more time with that side of him and a lot less with the one who only wants to do what’s expected of them and looks absolutely miserable all the time.
Having an arranged mating isn’t ideal, but for Cam and Jenner it might be the best thing for them both.
Signed with a Heart
Signed, Sealed, Delivered 2
Being forced into an arranged mating is the last thing Leo needs, especially when he knows it will end horribly and he’s already falling for another man.
Leo, a cheetah shifter, knows he will be married off to a man of his parents’ choosing. He won’t have any choice in the matter. When his father informs him Antonio will be his mate, he doesn’t exactly like the man, but is determined to make the best of it. Knowing he’ll be cut out of the life he’s known before, he wants to go from Spain to Washington state so he can have a last few days with his best friend Cam. But Cam and his mate are out on vacation and Leo finds Taruk at their house instead.
Taruk doesn’t exactly understand the recent trend in the elk herd he belongs to toward having arranged marriages, but he’s not overly worried about it, since he’s not high on the pecking order. After seeing how happy his best friend Jenner is with his mate, Cam, Taruk wonders if it’s not so bad. When Leo shows up while he’s house sitting, he responds to the fear and sadness emanating from the young cheetah. The two are drawn together only to be torn apart when Leo’s promised mate arrives and takes Leo away.
The two struggle with the feelings their brief encounter has awakened. Then when disaster strikes, only that new love is enough to hold them both together.
Delivered to Hope
Signed, Sealed, Delivered 3
Morris intends to stay in his arranged mating for a month, but his new mate has other ideas.
Since he was seventeen, Morris has been working as an escort for Critters on Call. It was the best way for him to get away from his abusive father, but going all over the world for his clients has kept him away from his brother who hasn’t been the same since the last beating their father gave him. His brother, Jeremy, is in one of the best care centers in the world. But that level of care is expensive, and their uncle, who is in charge of paying for Jeremy’s bills, has come for Morris. For years he was allowed to live his life with the knowledge that Jeremy was being taken care of, but now unless Morris agrees to an arranged mating to an elk in Washington, and pretends to be a virgin on top of it all, their uncle is threatening to move Jeremy out of the care center and into somewhere horrible.
Harrison isn’t sure why the African shifters are seeking mates within the Washington elk herd, and he doesn’t much care, either. All he wants is to make his family happy, and that means being mated to an elephant he’s never met. Having his own modified version of virginity has always been fine with him, up until he realizes that being with Morris for the first time could have been great. But Morris is nothing like he expected either, and once they get the initial awkwardness out of the way, Harrison is excited to spend his life with his new mate.
But Morris has other plans. The deal he made with his uncle was to be mated for a month, and he’s counting down the days. Then control over Jeremy’s life will transfer to him and they can finally be free of their family’s abuse. It would have been a good plan, too, and one he could have lived with, if his past as an escort hadn’t come back at the worst possible time.