Hayder’s met his mate, there’s just one little problem, she’s allergic to cats.
How degrading. Stuck babysitting a woman because his alpha said so. As Pride Beta, he has better things to do with his time, like washing his impressive mane, hunting down thugs for fun, and chasing tail–sometimes his own if his lion is feeling playful.
But his babysitting job takes an unexpected turn when the woman he’s assigned guard duty over turns out to be his mate.
A female threatened by an outside wolf pack.
A woman he wants to call his own.
A mate who doesn’t fall for his charm.
Usually Beta’s leave the roaring to the Pride’s alpha, but in this case given his level of frustration, he might have to make an exception. And if anyone doesn’t like it, they can kiss his furry tail.
I’ve been putting this one off after the relative disappointment that was When an Alpha Purrs. I just couldn’t handle the relative disappointment. But I shouldn’t have been worried. This story was freaking adorable.
Bear with me, I am going to be doing a bunch of comparing to the previous book in the series. It was just such a 180 change. Arabella didn’t start out feisty and then devolve into a wishy-washy dish rag of a heroine. She started out a cringing mess as the result of past abuse and being on the run from her previous pack but came out of her shell with a vengeance. And Hayder, rather than being the obnoxious alpha trying to smack her back, reveled in every bit of it determined to help her let her wild side loose. And there was virtually no navel gazing, Plus, since they are both shifters, there was none of that awkward finding out and dealing with it mess. ANd, the lionesses of the pride really shine in this book.
Basically it was a cute, sweet story, with enough madness and mayhem thrown in to make it entertaining. And Arabella gets her own back against her former pack, and then some. It was purely a joy to read.
I’m truly looking forward now to the giant liger Beta’s story.