At night he invades my dreams… during the day I can’t forget the way he made me feel during those dreams.
I’m the leader of a rogue band of vixens, who left our origin skulk to live our dream—owning a catering company. The problem is our dream costs money, and we don’t have any. The solution is doing what foxes do best… steal. Now I’m way in over my head. The only thing standing between us and real danger is Jace Evans.
I am the leader of the Calos Syndicate and the Florida Panther clan. I deal in gambling, arms dealing, smuggling, and a lot of legitimate businesses that aren’t nearly as much fun as the illegal ones. In the next few weeks, I’m opening a luxury casino featuring a roulette wheel that once belonged to the Marquis de Sade. Bonding dreams with my fated mate has been an unexpected delight and has revealed the truth of who she is. Sounds easy, right? Wrong! She is neither panther nor human; she’s a sexy fox-shifter with a nasty temper and a rebellious streak a mile wide. Turning her is forbidden and she’s determined to fight me. But what do I care? I love a challenge, and if it’s illegal, so much the better.
In the end I’ll win everything. She’ll come to me, and when she does, I’ll make all her deepest, darkest dreams come true.
The Syndicate Masters are in the US! They were assigned as Guardians by the goddess over six centuries ago. Each generation brings new and different challenges. These ruthless and wild dons are the protectors, the Guardians of their territories.
On the Eastern Seaboard the Masters control horse racing, casinos, and gambling among other things. Get ready for over-the-top, possessive mob bosses who will do what is needed to find and protect their fated mates.
Donna L 5.0 out of 5 stars SIZZLING AND INTENSE. TRULY ENTERTAINING Reviewed in the United States on January 31, 2023 Nothing is more satisfying than relaxing while reading a shifter story by Ms. James. This cracker of a story was fast-paced, action-packed, and had a solid storyline. The characters were well-developed and realistic despite their paranormal abilities. Jace was progressive in his attitude to his mate. Their link was established before they met. A powerful Panther shifter and alpha to his clan. Head of the Carlos syndicate. He connected with Lauren through Dreamtime on an astral level. He was content with the knowledge that he would recognize his fated mate on sight and did not actively seek her out. Once Jace found Lauren and her vixens, he offer them the protection of his clan. Jace plagued Lauren’s dreams. His presence soothed her and left her feeling content. Lauren and her small group of vixens turned to stealing to gain independence. This put her in the firing line of the Albanian mob. Keeping them safe took its toll. I feel that Lauren danced on a fine edge of fear and vulnerability, and was happy to hand the responsibility over to Jace. I loved this story with its larger-than-life characters. I liked the twist and turns that kept me glued to the pages. Entertaining from start to finish.
Redrabbitt VINE VOICE 5.0 out of 5 stars I AM YOUR DESTINY—YOU ARE MY FATED MATE Reviewed in the United States on January 31, 2023 While the story is part of the Syndicate Masters: Eastern Seaboard, it will read as a stand-alone story. The story was set up at the end of High Stakes and I was fascinated with what little teaser was shared. The story did not disappoint this reader. I loved the characters and their interactions. I loved how Jace and Lauren had a deep connection before they met—even if it began in the dream world. The role that Lauren acquired as Alpha of a rogue band of vixens was never her intent, but she took her responsibilities seriously and did the best she could. “You can’t hide forever little one. The link between us is growing stronger, and in the end, it will lead me to you.” The story is full of mystery, suspense, danger, intrigue, and yes, definitely romance. I love the chemistry between Jace and Lauren and really hated to see their story end. The story has the good, the bad, and the evil in people and shifters. But, gladly, those who deserve retribution for their evil ways will find it in the end. Jace never really forces Lauren to accept his claim of fated mates—because they had shared on a higher plain with their erotic shared dreams. I think she was shocked to actually find him in person, and running away, but that won’t stop him from finding her. Every girl needs a strong man in her corner—even if she doesn’t think she does. I think that with all the responsibilities and burdens of leading the other vixens, giving over control to Jace was liberating. “Be careful what you wish for, little one. You have a deal.” When Jace and his soldiers come to the aid of Lauren and her vixens, they are kind, with reasonable options and solutions. There was no force, only realistic acquisition of the girls. Lauren: Do I have a choice? Jace: You always have choices, Lauren. It’s just that today I’m the best choice out of what I’m sure you see as a lot of bad options. “Make no mistake, Lauren, you belong to me—heart, mind, body, and soul.” Lauren: You’re impossible. Jace: I am alpha and your fated mate. The whole kit and kaboodle of you will mind me. What happens when evil comes to destroy? Has Lauren’s determination to make a stand from her skulk become her downfall? What will Jace do—or his team? Jace: Little one, are you all right? Lauren: I am now. Jace: Then let me get you home. Lauren: I am home. The minute you put your arms around me, I was home. The story does have an epilogue—and the end of it is a setup for another book—probably another series.
5.0 out of 5 stars Goodness!!! One of the Best Yet!
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on January 31, 2023
I absolutely loved this story! Anxiety, check. Suspense, check. Alpha shifters, check. Fated mates, check. Set in one of my favorite parts of the U.S., South Florida a panther shifter and his fated mate, a fox shifter find fated love. Don't miss this one!