“Are you crazy?” her mother hissed as the crowd erupted into shocked chatter.
“How could you?” Hailey rubbed her eyes. “You knew what Jonathan was planning, and you didn’t say a word.”
“Of course I didn’t. You would have said no.”
Hailey stared. “And you really think I’m going to say yes now?”
“Of course you will. In front of all these people — how could you spoil everything?”
Hailey’s eyes went wide. This could not be happening. But it was, as her mother indicated by grabbing both of Hailey’s shoulders.
“Think. Just think for a change.”
Hailey’s head snapped up. For a change?
“This is our chance. I mean, your chance.” Her mother corrected herself quickly.
“Securing a future. Making it big. Jonathan’s brother is running for Senate, and you know it won’t be long before Jonathan does too.”Lowe, Anna. Rebel Bear (Aloha Shifters: Pearls of Desire Book 2) (pp. 12-13). Twin Moon Press. Kindle Edition.
Up-and-coming supermodel Hailey Crewe can’t wait to escape the limelight and return to the modest, anonymous lifestyle she once led. Escaping literally? That was never part of her plan. But when an unwanted suitor — and her scheming mother/manager — go a step too far with a surprise Hawaii wedding, Hailey becomes a bride on the run. Before she knows it, she’s not only being hunted by a greedy oil tycoon, but by his creepy security force, too. A good thing she bumps into her very own Lancelot at exactly the right time.
Bear shifter Timber Hoving is just another Special Forces vet slowly adjusting to island time. That is, until an irresistible stranger rushes into his meticulously organized world. Before Tim knows it, his human side is wrestling with temptation, and his bear is head-over-heels in love. But Hailey’s first encounter with shifters is a terrifying one, and Tim can’t reveal the truth about himself without losing her. Worse, sinister shifter forces are closing in, following a ruthless agenda of their own. They’ll stop at nothing to capture Tim’s destined mate — dead or alive.
Yet another fabulous story in Ms. Lowe’s new series. I love how one leads to another and another. Visits by couples from the other series are always welcome!
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