Running from the law won’t stop me from protecting my mate
Serena is my bonded spirit. The first time I saw Serena I was mesmerized by the water nymph playing naked in the stream. I knew immediately that she was mine.
As a human, she’s not aware of my lion. I make plans to share my secret and propose. Taking her to my favorite spot in the hills for a special date.
But before I can claim her as my own, my father is murdered and I become the prime suspect.
They have issued a warrant for my arrest. My brothers convinced me to hide in the wilderness while they work to find the killer.
Now I am on the run and my mate is alone.
I will prove my innocence and claim my mate.
Who killed Cyrus?
Redrabbitt TOP 1000 REVIEWER 4.0 out of 5 stars BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR Reviewed in the United States on August 19, 2021 The series will be an ongoing saga, so this is your warning for those who get upset that the story does not end and consider cliffhangers or unanswered sagas an issue. The sons of Cyrus and Hannah Waverly, Cade, Cash, Cole, and Clay, will each be involved in the storylines. The series is a paranormal shifter tale with steamy heat and power exchange and includes dubious consent and consent. The story is full of action, adventure, danger, mystery, suspense, passion, romance with a dominant man and a woman who loves him enough to acquiesce and submit. The story's plot will have Clay Waverly and Serena Clarke along with the battles they must face—before they find each other and then after. While the beginning of the book sets up these two characters, it will bring up things that happened in the previous stories and how it all falls into place using a timeline up to the present day. How Serena came to live in the area, and when Clay first sees her, knowing she is his bonded spirit. “She was a bit like a wild mare: beautiful, intelligent, strong, and courageous, but distrustful.” From the previous stories, for some reason, the sheriff’s office wants to place the blame for Cyrus's death on Clay—since he doesn’t have an alibi. The person he was with was shocked to learn he is a lion shifter and fled—now, she is back, and she is fierce, ready to help protect him. “It was a lot to take in, but did it really change how she felt about him? Her heart ached at the idea that she might never see him again. Could she live with the fact that he wasn’t completely human? More to the point, could she live without him? Did she even want to?” “Give to me, Serena. You’re mine. My mate, my bonded spirit, my everything.” The story has the good, the bad, and the evil—and trouble is coming Clay’s way. Clay and his brothers know he can live off the land and stay safe, but not if Serena is with him. To protect others, Clay must go in hiding, and once Serena comes to terms with his shifter status, she knows that it doesn’t matter, only the love they have for each other. She will be of more help at Koyama, working with Kennedy, drafting motions and cooking, and offering her support at the ranch. But, how far will a sheriff go to get to Clay? Will he try to implicate Serena? There are still unanswered questions surrounding the death of Cyrus and even Hannah—now Clay is arrested, being accused of murder. The plot only thickens, and new information will be revealed, along with the killer in the final book, Strong.
Sara B. VINE VOICE 5.0 out of 5 stars Another fantastic book in this fabulous series! Reviewed in the United States on August 19, 2021 A fantastic installment in the Ghost Cat Canyon series! The mystery surrounding the murder of Cyrus, the much hated sire of the Waverley brothers, continues to provide some suspense and drama while the steamy relationship between Clay and Serena will fog your glasses. Of all the Waverley brother’s Clay is the only one who has had a relationship with his bonded mate for a long period of time, approximately 18 or more months. He and Serena really know each other and have developed a significant bond despite Clay’s insistence they hide their connection to keep Serena off his father’s radar. Serena’s past includes working for Kennedy Greyson’s law firm as a paralegal and after being fired she ended up working for Earthly Spirits winery which is owned by Wolf shifters and a part of another series by the author. I love when you little Easter eggs that tie books to other works by the author or other authors. Unless you are familiar with the Tangled Vines series, you won’t even realize the significance of these other characters and it in no way impacts this story. It’s just a fun tie-in for fans of The author’s other works. The suspenseful storyline has evolved over four books and continues to add clues for the reader to solve the mystery before answers are learned in the next book. The legal drama and paranormal elements have added to my enjoyment of this series in addition to the D/s & BDSM elements Delta always includes in her books. I’m really looking forward to the final book in this series which will focus on Cole and Kennedy’s relationship, past and present, and bring the conclusion to the mystery of who murdered Cyrus and why. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review. Read less
Donna L 4.0 out of 5 stars Shifter Romance Reviewed in the United States on August 19, 2021 This book by Ms. James has a touch of mystery, danger, intrigue, conflict, all set amongst an incredible love story. It was beyond sexy with chemistry so electrifying you will be left with goosebumps. The intimacy between Clay and Serena was smoking hot. Once again, we are back on Koyama with the Waverly brothers. This is Clay and Serena’s story but does include all of the characters from the previous books in this series. I enjoyed the emotional story that brought Clay and Serena together. Serena never expected that being fired from her job would lead her to Looking Glass Falls and straight into Clays arms.Serena’s reaction to finding out the truth about Clay was to run, but his growl called to her soul, and her place was to be at his side, proving him innocent of his father's murder. Clay was on the run. A prime suspect in his father's murder.Keeping Serena safe while one step ahead of the law proved challenging. She was his. His mate.His bonded spirit. This chapter of this saga was compelling and full of excitement. I can't wait for the next book for answers to the mystery that is this series.