Released: September 19, 2017
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He only cares about becoming alpha…

There’s only one thing standing in the way of Duke Fairborn taking over his pride as alpha, and that’s choosing a mate.  According to pride law, matings must be among their own kind, and only a mated male can become alpha. Mating an outsider means facing exile.  Giving the pride matchmaker the go-ahead, he soon finds himself betrothed to a lioness, with a mating ceremony scheduled for the following weekend.  Now, everything is falling into place in his life and he couldn’t be happier.  Right?

Her broken heart doesn’t trust easily…

Memory Hendrix isn’t interested in dating, and doesn’t even believe in happily-ever-afters.  After one too many broken hearts, Ree knows that the only person she can trust is herself. Accompanying her younger sister to a bar for a drink to kick off the weekend, she finds herself in the arms of the sexiest guy she’s ever laid eyes on.  He’s built like a tank and he purrs! One night with him, and her broken heart is all but mended.

Not all is what it seems…

Duke knows that taking Ree as his mate is going to be the end of his bid for alphaship, but he could care less.  Nothing is as important to him as his new mate.  Believing she’s safe in his room above the bar, he leaves her sleeping and goes to the pride to accept his exile.  He doesn't realize that the jilted lioness isn’t going to go down without a fight, and when Ree believes that Duke will never choose her, she runs.  He’s not about to let her go, and no lioness or pride laws will stand in his way. He’ll choose honor over duty, and love above all else.