He's sworn off women. She needs protection.
Will fate bring the two of them together?
Lacey Esmerelda Alain can't help being beautiful. Born with a face that is both a blessing and a curse, she is used to a certain amount of jealousy. But when her ex turns into a monster before her eyes, she has nowhere to turn. Injured and afraid, Lacey needs help. But how can she find it in a bakery of all places?
Daniel Devlin is the head Enforcer for the Barvale Clan and co-owners of Bear Claw Bakery. Resolved to spending his life alone, he is unprepared for his bear's possessive reaction when unforeseeable circumstances send Lacey rushing into his arms.
Beneath Daniel's protective instincts, his Black Bear is trying to tell him something else. Lacey isn't just some woman who needs help. She's his fated mate.
Can he keep things professional, or will his Bear demand he claim the beauty for his own?