True love wasn't supposed to happen like this.
Stagnant. That's how Ava has felt waiting for her mate to claim her. They've known since they were young that they were destined for each other, yet he still wouldn't make his move. Her human friends from school were already considered adults and living their own lives while her Clan still considered her a cub. Sure, her father was Mars Donner, and anyone who knew that name knew to respect their family. But this has gone far beyond respect and now Ava is wondering if there is something else wrong. Knowing she can’t wait much longer, Ava begins to turn towards a very dark road that she is unsure she could ever get off.
Chris can tell that something is wrong with Ava, especially when the matter is brought up at the Council meeting. He cares for her and knows his destiny is to be with her. But is it possible for the Fates to get it wrong? He's not worthy of her, and he knows it. Ava is beautiful and strong, and Chris isn't sure he matches up to her, mate or not.
But the Goddesses don't look kindly on mortals not playing their roles, and soon events would transpire that would force their hands!
This full length bear shifter paranormal romance novel has all the action, steam and true love that only a Fated Mates story can deliver!