A descendant of the Croatan Indians, Shane is a shape-shifting hawk living a secret life on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. When a dark haired beauty from his past returns for their chieftain’s funeral she opens Shane’s eyes and heart to his denied heritage. Cheyenne’s long held affection for her former lover is rekindled, but she is afraid to reveal the reason for her departure years ago. But can she trust him with the truth and will their journey to love lead Shane to his ultimate destiny?
Cheyenne gripped the counter behind her. He’d never believed the bit about her mom changing jobs. If she revealed the real reason they’d left Manteo, he’d think her insane. “I’d never betray you, Shane.” Her words spilled out sounding breathless.
The back of his knees hit the chair. It skidded backward and tipped over as he closed in on her like a predator. His eyes darkened to molten caramel as his nostrils flared. Over two hundred pounds of sinewy muscles trapped her against the counter while large hands rested at her lower back.
Stunned, she froze. Anger and passion mixed. The pungent aroma of whiskey wafted from masculine lips hovering inches from hers.
In mocked defiance she lifted her chin. The act forced him to pause, but only for a second. Then he claimed her mouth.
Savagely. Branding her. As he had when she was sixteen.
Freewill gone, she melted into his hard embrace and prodding erection. His tongue swept past her teeth with hunger as he lifted her onto the counter.
“God, Chey,” he hissed, squeezing her ass making her wet with need.
His hands roved under her skirt, skimming the tops of her thighs, until his fingers caught the band of her silk thong. Like a hunter, he shredded the flimsy barrier.
Her head fell back in surrender as her hips bucked forward. Far better than whiskey, his touch drugged her, weakened her defenses. Nothing had changed.
ABOUT DANI JACE
I enjoy writing headstrong, flip-flop casual heroines and everyday heroes who work with their hands―and other body parts. Claiming the Outer Banks of North Carolina as my second home, I include the scenic and legendary chain of barrier islands as a setting for many of my tales. When not writing or dipping my toes in the ocean, I’m reading or checking out the newest action flick. My family and many imaginary characters make my life complete.
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