When she’s in heat, there’s no cooling down…Lone Pine Pride, Book 2Wilderness guide and cougar-shifter Patricia “Patch” Fontaine has known the dangersof lone-shifter life since she was ten, when her parents mysteriously vanished. All grown upnow, she thrives on her hard-won independence.When rumors of a new rash of shifter abductions crop up, she’s forced to come home tothe Lone Pine Pride for protection—right as the man she’s always secretly wanted is aboutto marry her best friend. And right as she’s going into heat.Roman Jaeger values his role as Alpha heir apparent, but he isn’t thrilled about hisarranged marriage to the Alpha’s daughter—especially when his bride is just as nonplussedas he is—but he’ll do his duty for the pride. Seeing Patch again challenges his noblestintentions. The wildness in her sets him on fire, and he can’t resist the chance for one lastfling.Both know a future together is impossible. But when chemistry and sowing wild oatsgrows into a need deeper than lust, their bond could threaten the very heart of the pridethey both love.Warning: This book contains a strong sexy Alpha-to-be, an independent cougar-shifterwho knows her way around a lion’s heart, secret affairs, arranged marriages, politics, passion,and a pride full of lions and tigers and bears. Oh my.