Midnight Liaisons: Book 2
This is Book 2 in this series but this is the first book I've read by this author (other than a short story in an anthology). I was fine reading them out of order but I recommend most people read them in order.
This book picks right up from where Book 1 leaves off. Sara Ward is a were-wolf. She was turned years ago by an abusive boyfriend. She was rescued from that boyfriend by her sister Bathsheba who came to get her and killed the dirtbag. Because of the circumstances surrounding her turning, Sara never had a were mentor to show her the were-wolf basics like how to control her changing. Sara and her sister work at a dating service for paranormals. Bathsheba is a human married to a were-cougar. Sara has been generating interest from the local wolfpack. The bulk of whom could have come out of the movie Deliverance. They have kidnapped a female were-cougar and demand Sara is handed over for the were-cougar. A plan is hatched. Everybody in the good guy camp makes it look at first they they will play ball. After the were-cougar is handed over, Ramsey (huge bear-shifter & second in command to the were-cougar leader) claims Sara as his mate. Much to the surprise of everyone, they end up putting on a little show to prove the relationship is the real deal. The wolves are still suspicious and claim they won't put up a fight (for long) if they send one of their own on the pretense of helping Sara learn to control her shifting and to judge how real the mating is. The good guys reluctantly agree.
I loved the many hot & sweet moments between Ramsey & Sara. The chemistry is intense. Ramsey is such a sweetie - he treats Sara so fab, helping her with shifting, soothing her after nightmares, and everything else. I love how Sara conquers her wolf & kicks some redneck wolf ass at the end. Very much looking forward to Book 3 in this series.