The scent of her mate was in the air…
When Adriana lifted her head and scented her mate for the first time, the world stopped spinning. She’d never met him, but she knew exactly who he was. Nolan Osborn. He was right outside. And then he wasn’t.
He could not risk her life…
Nolan’s heart skipped a beat as he stepped from the car. He had no idea who belonged to the scent that would change his life, but he couldn’t risk meeting her tonight. His life was in danger. He would not risk hers as well.
But he was not her only option…
When Reid got the call that his best friend needed him, he didn’t hesitate. Nolan’s mate was in danger, and she needed a bodyguard. It was an easy job. And then it wasn’t.
This could not be happening.
Grizzly shifters mated in pairs.
Why would Fate put two men in Adriana’s path, forcing her to choose?
In the world of grizzlies, finding your mate should be a blessing. Adriana felt the pull, but then the source vanishes.
Nolan couldn’t enter the gathering to see his parents, his mate was in there and he couldn’t put her in danger. He would have to protect her at all costs.
Reid doesn’t hesitate, his friend needs him to guard over his mate. What he didn’t expect was to feel the mating pull to her.
No one could be more shocked than Adrianna, how could she be possibly have two mates? It was unheard of they would be outcasts.
This is a favorite scene when Reid brings Adrianna to meet Nolan.
Reid took two quick strides toward the armchair and lowered into it, his gaze on Adriana. “Let me,” he said.
She shook her head. “No. This needs to come from me.” She turned her body to more fully face Nolan and rubbed her hands on her thighs, shivering as if the room were cold.
Nolan’s face fell. “Shit. What’s the matter?” He glanced back and forth between them. “Did someone follow you here?”
Reid shook his head. “No. It’s not that.”
“Nolan,” Adriana said almost harshly. He met her gaze again and swallowed hard. “There’s no easy way to say this, so I’m just going to do it.”
He didn’t move.
She couldn’t imagine what he must have been thinking. “I have the same connection with Reid that I have with you.”
For a heartbeat, no one moved or spoke. It was like the world froze and then jerked back into rotation. “What?” His gaze darted to Reid and then back again. “What do you mean?”
“She means that the second I showed up at your parents’ house, we felt the same bond the two of you felt last night.”
Nolan’s back straightened. He blinked a few times while his head turned back toward her. He lifted a hand and ran it through his hair.
She wished she knew him better, at least well enough to anticipate what he might do or feel, but she didn’t know either of these men. All she knew was that she wanted both of them. Equally. And she was losing her mind.
There was no doubt. Her body was on fire. For both men. Insanity. Her breasts were swollen to the point of being sore. She had to clench her legs together to keep the throbbing need at bay. Though it was possible she was getting the opposite result.
“That’s crazy. Whoever heard of such a thing? Adriana?” He lifted a hand, albeit unsteadily, and cupped her face again. His thumb stroked her cheek gently.
An unbidden tear welled up in her eye and escaped to run down her other cheek as she tried to control the grip her emotions had on her heart.
His face changed several times while he processed everything. At least she never saw anger among his emotions. His voice was lower, too steady when he spoke again. “You feel the
same exact connection to both of us?”
“Yes.” It was true. It was also eating her from the inside. She wanted to run from the room. She also wanted to be held, and she didn’t care who held her as long as they chased away the chill and assured her everything would be okay.
“Reid?” Nolan looked at his friend again.
“I’m so sorry, man. You know I had no control over this any more than you did. It just happened. I offered to drive away. I feel like a shit, as if I slept with your girlfriend behind your back or something.”
Reid rushed to speak again. “Figure of speech. That didn’t come out right. Believe me. I didn’t let my feelings take control of my actions. We drove here in near silence.”
Jameson, Becca. Grizzly Perfection: A Paranormal Shifter Menage Romance (Arcadian Bears Book 6) (Kindle Locations 741-764). Hartwood Publishing. Kindle Edition.
With Nolan in protective custody and the arrest of his client bringing more shady things to the table, Reid tries to protect Addy.
The mate bond is tugging at all of them and the answers aren’t clear as to whether or not this is acceptable.
Fast paced, amusing, and sexy. Don’t miss this book.
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Becca Jameson currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband, two kids, and the various pets that wander through.
After editing for about five years she recently started writing. She is loving the journey, dabbling in various genres.
When not writing or editing she can usually be found taxiing kids to and from their activities, scrapbooking, and reading!
Late at night she can usually be found sequestered in her office creating fantasy with a glass of red wine and a bar of dark chocolate.