All shifters knew that they had a soul mate, one person that was your perfect match. Fate decided who it was and when they would come along. At nearly forty years old, I still hadn’t met mine, but I was okay with it. After growing up around my parent’s twisted relationship, I didn’t have a lot of faith in romantic love at all. Besides, I had other things on my plate since my brother died and I took over guardianship of my teenage niece.
Then, Sofia strolled into town. Everton Falls was a small place, so it didn’t take long for our paths to cross. She was sexy and way too young for me. It turned out that she was also my mate. Fate had paired me with a woman with a wild side that clashed with my reserved nature. I was sure that it was a mistake, but our attraction was off the charts. Some things couldn’t be denied.
But trouble had been stalking Sofia for years, in the form of ruthless Hunters. We were supposed to be together, but she was determined to run from the incoming danger. Would I be able to talk her into sticking around for me? Or would I lose my stubborn mate to fear?
Note: This is a standalone story.