I do write shifters after all! LOL I know not everyone gets on board with the whole “mate at first sight” thing that’s prominent in a lot of shifter romance, but I personally love the idea of mates. It’s one of the concepts that draws me to shifters—the fun is seeing how they work out their differences/problems and come together as a couple.
“Thank you. You’re magnificent.”
Magnificent is a great word, but truthfully, there aren’t too many times it can fit into a story without sounding funny, unless your couple is bantering with each other. In this instance, Candi is being serious, and it fits Aiden in his buck form perfectly.
“You can.” She kissed his chin. “Aiden, I know you can.”
This simple three letter word holds no special meaning to me, except in this story. These three sentences are my fave exchange between Candi and Aiden. They are simple, yet powerful because they convey exactly what he needs to hear, exactly the way he needs to hear it: simple and direct.
Candi Smith spends her days working her dream job as head chef in her brother’s new restaurant. The café’s early operating hours allow her a daily walk in the forest and time to visit her special place, the alcove. When a buck starts to visit the alcove as well, she learns there’s one thing better than being alone in the forest. Candi’s feelings for the buck are confusing but they become more unusual when she meets Aiden.
Aiden Montgomery is a zoology professor and a deer shifter. His job is rewarding, but a run through the forest in his buck form is the perfect way to end to his day. Forty is fast approaching and his age, combined with his scarred leg, are reminders he isn’t worthy of a mate. He keeps the loneliness at bay by drowning in projects for work, seemingly content with his life. When he sees Candi for the first time, and recognizes her as his mate, her youth and perfection persuade him he doesn’t deserve her.
Aiden is driven to spend small amounts of time with Candi, convinced his intense feelings will be easier to control if he gets her out of his system. The plan backfires and leaves the pair unhappy, despite the love they share. He knows they can’t be together, but Aiden feels he owes Candi the truth about their connection. Candi’s not as naïve as she seems and she has her own plans for her buck.
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Jane has been creating stories of love and romance for as long as she can remember. She’s a sucker for a happy ending and thinks the best thing about any movie or book is when the characters find someone to love.
Jane’s stories reflect her interest in all romance genres, and all levels of spice, but paranormal romance is her true passion. She loves creating worlds around sexy shifters and vamps—even if the shifter is a smelly skunk!
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