Annie Heathcoat always dreamed of how her wedding was going to be. White kinetic fabric dress, the latest grav-heels and a sea of her loved ones all blinking away tears of joy. But this wasn't a dream: it was a nightmare. Instead of her father giving her hand in marriage, he's lost it in a game of poker to the galactic war criminal Strathmore. But if fate had dealt her a bad hand, it was time to flip the damned table and run.
Captain Leo Ingram. Smuggler. Bear Shifter. Lover. Or at least that's what his business card said. Not that the mewling merchant in front of him cared about any of that. This was a quick hand-off, merchandise for credits. Then he and his crew would be back aboard the Breakwater and off to the nearest trade port to drink and piss their ill-gotten gains away. But before they could finish the deal, a young woman stumbled out of the underbrush into their illicit business deal. Was that...a wedding dress?
This 15,000+ word BBW Bear Shifter Romance novella has all the heat and passion of a Fated Mates story!