Be Were (Southern Shifters #5)
by Eliza Gayle
Dean had a family once. Until tragedy and betrayal consumed them. Now he lives on his own terms keeping life simple and carefree. Then one night leads to one bite and he’s forced back into a dangerous world that reminds him he’s still as angry as ever and this time he’s not leaving until he gets what he wants. Niki.
Niki Harris has lived a life of secrets and solitude with no interest in making a change. But an easy one night stand turns complicated and she finds herself marked. Now she has to decide, tell the sexy shifter with a possessive streak a mile wide she’s pregnant and in danger or do what she’s always done–run.
Be Were is the full story from the free first chapter bonus, White Cougar Christmas.
Eliza Gayle does an amazing job of writing a scorching hot shifter romance with a snarky independent heroine and a dominating alpha male. This book was another solid installment in this amazing series.
This one starts off with a bang. Dean and Niki meet and the fireworks fly. Both are looking for a one night stand. But when Dean’s inner beast calls to him that this is his mate, he can’t help but mark her.
In the throes of passion, Niki doesn’t realize what he has done.
Dean plans to tell her, but she is fast on her feet and out the door before he gets the chance. But Dean left behind way more than just his mark, he left Niki pregnant.
Niki is an outcast among her kind. She is a rare breed and she is not supposed to be able to get pregnant. So she is running scared and hoping that she won’t get caught.
When Niki is kidnapped and threatened, Dean has no choice but to go in with guns blazing. He is there to take what is his. But Niki is not going to quietly.
“You call me mate one more time and I’ll be borrowing a knife from Calder over there to slice off your balls.”
Dean is in over his head. He has fallen for a woman that he might not be able to have.
He wants her and he will do anything he has to do to have her. But she is elusive and independent to a fault.
Dean wants to catch her but she does not want to be caught. When her past catches up with her, she and her unborn child could be in grave danger. Dean has no idea what she is facing.
In the end, can Dean save her from her enemies? Can he win her heart? Can Niki ever be happy to settle down and stay in one place? Can the two shifters from different worlds make this combustible chemistry into a relationship?
This is book 5 in the Southern Shifters series. While it is not critical to read the previous books in the series, it is helpful. There are appearances by characters from previous books. This book was pure high-octane fun. It was entertaining and hot.
Niki is a kick ass female who is snarky and witty. She knows what she wants and she goes for it. I can’t help but admire her tenacity. Dean is a really good guy. He just wants to get the girl, no matter what the cost. The story is told from multiple points of view but primarily Dean and Niki.
If you want a fun, hot and sexy paranormal romance read, Eliza Gayle delivered.