When her two best friends forget her birthday, crushing her, Jess is amazed when one of the infamous Pride brothers shows up, apparently wanting nothing more than to sweep her off her feet. Jezebel’s life will never be the same, and though she is sure the relationship is only temporary, Jezebel embraces the attention Brandon showers on her.
Brandon has found his mate. He is overjoyed, his lion content, but then he suddenly finds all is not easy in love, at least not when you are a lion shifter with a human mate totally unaware of the paranormal world. Now, Brandon must not only reveal the existence of shifters to his mate, but also tell her of the very real threat they fight against.
Will Jezebel be able to accept everything that comes with being a shifter’s mate? Or will the truth be too much, sending her running back to the familiar, safe harbor of the human world?
Eager to be with his mate, he let his lion out just enough that his senses picked up more smells in the hopes he might find hers. “Where are you? I’ll come to you.”
He heard her laugh. “We just walked into the Siren lingerie store.”
Brandon knew where that was. He wasn’t far. He practically ran to the shop.
“Poor Travis is blushing so much we may get asked to leave.” Jezebel giggled.
“I’ll be there in a moment.” He hung up before he broke the phone from the deadly grip he had on it.
The shop came into sight, and he pushed through the mass of people and charged into the shop. The sales assistant’s eyes lit up at the sight of him. “Can I help you?” Her gaze devoured him.
Brandon ignored the sales assistant for a moment and searched for Jezebel. He moved further into the store and spotted Travis standing nervously near a changing room. His lion roared in his head. The smell of their mate was very faint. He prowled toward Travis. If he’d seen Jezebel in anything he’d tear him to shreds.
The sales assistant came and stood in front of him. “Sir, you can’t go back there. Can I help you?”
Brandon narrowed his eyes on the woman and knew they would be flashing from green to gold. “Yes, I can go back there. My mate … girlfriend is back there.” He picked the woman up and moved her out of his way.
Travis’s eyes widened when he saw him, and he opened his mouth to say something but shut it when Brandon walked straight into the changing room he knew Jezebel was in. Jezebel stood in a sexy little red lacy number. She didn’t smell right. He gathered her to him, not caring where they were, and breathed her in. Jezebel reeked of Travis.
“Brandon, get out and let me get changed. You could have waited for me outside. You didn’t have to come in here.”
“You don’t smell like me. What has Travis done to you?” His voice sounded gravelly and animal-like even to him.
“Ma’am, are you okay in there? Sir, you have to come out.” The sales assistant’s voice had him battling for control.
Moving so he caged Jezebel in and he could rub his scent on her he whispered in Jezebel’s ear. “Tell her you’re fine and we’ll be out in a moment.”
Jezebel stared up into his agonized face as he fought for control with his lion, trying to keep from taking Jezebel here in the change rooms to enforce his scent and who she belonged to. “Thanks for checking, but I’m fine. We’ll be out in a moment.”
“Okay. I’ll be back in a minute to check on you.” He heard the sales assistant walk away.
“Kiss me.” He leaned down. Brandon didn’t trust himself kissing her. “Touch me. Tell me you’re mine.”
He homed in on her lip as she chewed on her bottom one. Slowly Jezebel tilted her head up and brushed her lips over his. Once her mouth touched his he captured her body closer against his and took possession. He rubbed his body all over hers letting his scent sink in.
“Brandon, I’d finish up if I were you. Mac is charming, but he can’t distract all the sales assistants. The store also has other customers.”
His sister’s voice had him pulling away from Jezebel reluctantly. “Later, we’ll finish this at home later, I promise.” He muttered against Jezebel’s lips. Jezebel nodded, and he eased away from her. “Get dressed. Pass me what you are getting.” He smiled when she didn’t protest and took off the garments she wore and handed him three others.
“I want those. Keep a hold of them so I can pay for them.” She put on a white bra and shoved her school uniform on.
Brandon eased out of the changing room with the garments Jezebel wanted as she did up her buttons. He knew in her school uniform if he stayed in there with her he wouldn’t be able to hold back. Jezebel looked so goddamn sexy.
Britney rolled her eyes as he came out. “You couldn’t wait for Mac and me? You’re lucky we were close behind you.”
Brandon walked by his sister and to the check out. “Where is he?”
Britney knew who he was talking about. “I told Travis if he wanted to live he’d better go. He gave me Jezebel’s bags and hightailed it out of here. He knows what we are. His sister is mated to one of us.”
He grunted at his sister. The sales assistant that had been talking to Mac came to the counter. “We’re taking these, and if you have any of this red one in other colors we’ll take one of each of those, too.” The woman called over a girl stocking the shelves and told her to grab the red one in blue, pink, green, and black in the same size. The sales woman put the garments through as Jezebel come out of the changing room. The other sales girl came rushing over with the extra ones he’d asked for and added them to the pile.
Jezebel came and stood next to him, and he gathered her to him so she stood in front of him and his scent surrounded her. Her uniform stank of Travis. He leaned down and nuzzled her neck.
Britney groaned behind him. “Great, another friend with my brother that I will have to see being mushy together.”
The sales woman told him the total, and he stopped Jezebel as she passed over a card. He gave the sales assistant his own.
“Brandon, you can’t pay for my underwear.”
“Yes, I can. And I just did. Anyway I bought some extra things for you. I liked you in the one I saw you in.”