Unbeknownst to her, Maddy has an enemy who wants to kill her. Greyback is determined to protect her, even if he has to kidnap her to do it.
Maddy hasn't had the best of luck. She was found on the steps of a church as a baby, then her adoptive parents died in a car crash and she spent years in foster care. Now she finds herself being kidnapped by a sexy man with a six-pack named Greyback.
Grey claims to have known her birth parents. He also claims to be a lion shifter. Oh, and he says she's his mate. And if all that wasn't enough, he also claims there's someone out there—an ex-pack member—who wants to kill her.
Can Greyback keep Maddy safe, and will they find love in the process?
Content Warning: contains strong language, some violence, and lots of hot, steamy sex scenes
The air shimmered around the lion and suddenly the man who had been in the van stood there. Maddy gathered that he must be Mace as he grabbed hold of Vista, swung her up in his arms, and kissed her. Maddy turned her attention to the lion that still stood watching her with its sparkling amber eyes.
"Greyback," she whispered more to herself than anyone else.
His huge body was covered in golden fur, and his mane was a deeper brown. She stood and stepped forward. As she watched him swish his tail she held her hand out. Grey took a step and laid his muzzle in her hand. She could feel as well as hear the deep purr that rumbled from him. She knelt and buried her face deep into the soft fur and nuzzled him back. She smiled as a thrill ran through her. She was inches from a huge frigging lion, and it wasn't because she was lunch either.
"You are gorgeous. Oh my God, this is amazing." She ran a hand over each of his front legs in awe. "I'm freaking stroking a huge arsed lion," she muttered excitedly.
She curled her head into Grey's mane when he started snuffling at her ear. She ran her hands over his silky fur on his back as far as she could reach, feeling his fine pelt slipping through her fingers. The spell was broken when his coarse, wet tongue licked up the side of her face.
"Eww, come on, I just had a shower, thank you."
Her eyes widened as the huge lion suddenly begin to shimmer and a few seconds later a very naked and aroused Grey stood in front of her with a massive, sexy smile. His smile turned playful.
Oh shit. Quickly getting to her feet, she placed her hands in front of her to hold him off. "Don't even think it, mister."
"L-look, Vista made chili," She stumbled backward, hitting the dining room chair she'd left out.
He still advanced, looking like the lion he was stalking his prey. Her body was heating with arousal at the way he was watching her, licking his lips. She wanted to nibble on them. She couldn't help but glance down at his crotch, and she inwardly moaned at the sight of his tall, proud erection.
"Umm, Alpha…" Vista's voice reminded them they were not alone.
Grey stopped, stiffened, and sniffed the air. He moved his lips as if counting. Reaching what looked like three he swiftly turned and scooped up a tiny lion cub behind him.
"Think you can hunt me, little one?" he asked gruffly. Chuckling, he then proceeded to tickle the little cub's belly.
Maddy watched in amazement as the small, golden lion cub shimmered and shifted into a blond-haired toddler. The little boy threw his arms affectionately around Grey's neck and laughed.
"I nearly caught you. I is getting better."
"Yes, your papa is teaching you well." Grey placed the lad on the floor and the boy toddled off to his mother.
The tall, sexy man with muscles on muscles turned and looked at Maddy with a this-isn't-over look before he grabbed a pair of jeans that lay over the couch. She wanted to fan her face. It was very hot all of a sudden.