Paranormal, Lion Shifter Romance, MF, HEA}
Retired Force Recon Marine Max Granger is not your typical alpha lion shifter. He is a loner, has no mate, pride, or territory to call his own, and his only friend Kell turns into a giant dog. His life may be lonely, but it’s better than risking the alternative.
As a pack enforcer, Kell’s loyalty lies with his pack. However, as a former Navy SEAL, his loyalties lie with his team. Kell needs to return to his duties as pack enforcer, but he also needs to keep his promise to his fallen teammate, David. Kell needs a favor. He reaches out to buddy, Max and asks him to help fulfill that promise and watch over David’s widow and infant daughter. Max agrees to put his loner lifestyle on hold, move to New Orleans, play nice in another alpha’s pride territory, and act as guardian to Fiona and little Emma Grace.
Shelly, Fiona’s best friend since childhood, is young, smart, and beautiful. On the surface and according to society’s standards, she is the total package. Unfortunately, Shelly, aka “Shelly the Super Virgin”, is also painfully shy. After one phone call from Max and his sexy voice, she yearns to change her ‘status’. She thinks Max is the man she has been waiting for. Will she still think that, when she learns that Max is more than a man?
Max may have to rethink his priorities when Kell’s not-so-small-favor, leads him to his destined mate, Fiona’s best friend Shelly. He doesn’t believe the too sweet, too tiny, too shy, and extremely innocent, human girl will accept him, a prideless, socially awkward, loner alpha with violent tendencies, as her mate. However, if she accepts him, is it worth the risk?
NOTE: This book, originally published as Max & Shelly: a novella, is a prequel to Their Cajun Queen, Copper Creek Pack Series, Book 1. It can be read before or after book one. 2500 words added to the original publication February 2016. This book contains graphic sex, adult content and language. It is intended for mature audiences over 18.
Length: 52,000 words