TITLE: Heart's Sentinel
GENRE: Paranormal Romance
Adam thought she was a teenager when she walked through the door.
He watched the way she paused before entering the school, her dark chocolate eyes scanning the room. She tensed when he approached, but she squared her shoulders and faced him anyway.
He gave her his friendliest smile, “Hi there, here for classes?”
He was used to taming wild things.
People didn’t get wilder than shapeshifters, and he was sure she was a fellow shifter. His inner beast growled in his mind telling him so, her scent exciting things deep inside his core. Even though she had an awkwardness he associated with teens growing into their maturing bodies, she still moved with more grace than any human. Adam mentally growled back, because his beast’s interest in a youth was unacceptable.
“Yes.” Her answer came in a quiet, wary voice. The melodic timbre of it sent shivers down his spine.
He didn’t recognize her. He’d have remembered that sweet face framed in shoulder length hair, so dark a brown it was almost black. She must be new in town, come to stay in pride territory with one of the engineer families.
She continued in that quiet voice. “I spoke to Jacob. He told me my father and I would be expected.”
And just like that, Adam knew who she was. His beast surged inside his skin, drowning Adam in the need to protect.
And she needed protection. It was why she had come to River Gape Pride.