I read this short story in Shifters Gone Alpha. In fact, I bought that boxed set to get this book, because I had read the first Riverford Shifters book, Transformation (Tempted by the Jaguar #1), and loved it. It is a really neat world. The lion shifters are the bad guys, trying to take over the world, and willing to do any horrible thing to other shifters. They are still hiding from humans, but plan on ruling the humans in the future, too.
Our heroine is a rogue lion shifter who had been raised and trained to be an assassin under the orders of her lion clan leaders. Tori was unwilling to be a killer, and had escaped when she was sent on her first assignment. At the start of the story, she is almost captured by three lion retrievers, sent to bring her home to be tortured as punishment.
Our hero is a wolf shifter. Just so you know, the wolves hate the lions, and in general, the lions deserve it. They meet when she is being chased by the retrievers, and he really shows himself to be an alpha wolf, a good guy, and a hero.
I won’t tell the whole story, you have to read it. There is action, love, sex, shifting, battles while shifted, and a great world that you learn even more about. The hero and heroine are both kick-a$$.
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Originally published in the Shifters Gone Alpha boxed set. Although set chronologically after Tempted by the Jaguar, this is a complete story with a HEA that can be read as a standalone.
When Rogue lion shifter, Tori, jumps into the truck of an annoyingly hot wolf shifter she mistakes for human, lifelong hostilities and self-restraint are tested as they flee from the lions tasked by her clan’s Alpha to drag her back to a fate worse than death.
Contains strong sexual content and language, intended for readers over 18.
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