When pastry chef Annabeth Jones goes on the run from her abusive fiance, the small town of Bearpaw Ridge offers her a safe haven. Nestled at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, with friendly neighbors and a bakery/cafe that needs a new owner, it’s the perfect place for her to start over.
Firefighter and bear shifter Dane Swanson knows at once that kind, curvy Annabeth is his fated mate. She’s also human, in a world where shifters must keep their existence secret. Annabeth has no idea that Bearpaw Ridge’s population is more shifter than human… but if they’re to be mated, Dane will have to find a way to tell her everything.
Wary of new relationships, Annabeth can’t help warming to the strong, handsome man who can’t get enough of her cinnamon rolls… or her. But her fragile hopes are shattered when her ex tracks her down, determined to reclaim her.
Dane is equally determined to protect his mate — but will Annabeth still accept him when he reveals the other side of his nature?
Praise for Heat
Here’s what reviewers are saying about Heat:
“I absolutely LOVE this series. I never thought I would like paranormal romance, but I recently became hooked and went looking for more series and found the Bearpaw Ridge… I am so glad I did! This first book in the series was great with interesting characters and storyline. I’ve already downloaded the next 2 books and can’t wait to get started!”
“OMG. What can I say. I loved this. There were so many things going on at times that you never knew what was next. Really enjoyed how Annabeth and Dane just hit it off.”
“I love stories about shifters, especially bears and this one is such a fun read. I enjoyed the characters, liked how they interacted and how they dealt with adversity. It has an interesting plot as well as a sweet romance.”
“I loved the warm welcome and small town feel set in this book. It’s always fun to join characters in such a welcoming way.”