Book Blurb :
Mating season on the arctic planet of Jensen is a time for eligible men to winter with a potential spouse. In the past, Koll’s big size and gruff disposition have scared off many available women. When Shila literally falls into his arms, he hopes maybe this year will be different.
Shila belongs to a race of shifters who are able to transform into enormous frost bears. She loves Koll’s large body and sexy growl, and she understands the benefit of having a strong protector. With two male shifters stalking her, she needs Koll to keep her safe. But can he defeat the competition?
Koll lives in an arctic planet named Jensen, and it’s rife with giant wolverines, spear-toothed cats, and enormous frost bears that prowl the ice floes. He frightens most women with his large body, dark looks, and gruff manner, so every year he ventures to distant villages to search for a woman to call his own. This year, as with the previous ones, he fails; but on his way home he discovers a beautiful woman asking for help. After telling a lie to his neighbors, he has to make her wear his ribbon.
When a man found a female he wanted, he offered her a ribbon bearing his family color—in Koll’s case, a damn unfortunate color. If the woman accepted, she wore it in her hair as a warning to other males and moved in with him for the winter. Come spring, if the pair decided they suited, they married and used the breeding season to start their family. If they were unhappy, then they simply parted ways, free to try with someone else next year.
Shila is one of the Children of Nanook who can shift into an enormous frost bear. Her senses, and thus her perception of danger, are far keener than a villager. She managed to escape from Tartok and Cikuq for several breeding seasons; however, this year they almost caught her.
They two were brothers from the Suinnak clan and the ones who killed Shila’s mate, Imnek, and purposefully caused her to miscarry her twins several years ago because they decided to have her as their mate.
When Shila is asked to wear Koll’s pink ribbon, her only request was:
“Take off your clothes. I wish to inspect you before I decide.” She wanted to get a better look at him.
When Koll discovers that Shila can shift into an enormous frost bear, he is fascinated. He thought the Children of Nanook a myth. And he decides to keep Shila as his and fight against the two shifters who want her. And he isn’t going to play fair.
“I’ll do whatever it takes to kill them. We both know they’ll come back, and I refuse to look over my shoulder forever. You will never feel safe until they’re dead. You need to feel safe.” Koll rested his palm against her lower belly. “I can’t replace the twins you lost, Shila, but I want to give you new babes to love. Our babes. Come spring, I want to marry you and plant my seed in your womb.”
Although not a breathless book, I enjoyed reading it. With an interesting storyline and charming characters, it keeps your attention. Short, simple and interesting, it’s a good read for boring afternoons. It also has its humorous parts; damn, I swear I couldn’t stop laughing when I read it.
Where is this cub’s mama?”
“Cub?” Koll scowled.
Shila indicated the small male at their table. “This juvenile. He shouldn’t run up to other people like that, especially strangers. They could take a swipe at him.”
Koll followed her gaze and gave her another one of his smiles. He didn’t bother keeping his voice low. “You think Gilby is a child?”
“What?” Now the cub was the one who looked horrified. “What are you talking about? I’m the same age as you, Koll.”
“He is?” Shila wasn’t sure whether to believe the cub, so she addressed her mate. “But he’s not done growing yet.” Then it hit her. “Oh, is he a runt?
Pubisher : Liquid Silver Books
Source : Manic Readers
Released : July 16th 2012
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