After Jude Fournier broke her heart six years ago, it took Ava Stricket a long time to get on with her life. Now she's back to help out her newly-widowed mother, and Jude's presence is just as distracting as ever. Her overprotective brothers and uncle don't need to worry, though—Ava's had a lot of time to harden her heart to Jude's charms, not only to protect herself, but her daughter as well.
But Jude isn't going to give up so easily. Despite the hostility from her family and the new imbalance in his pride, he slowly works to win Ava back. His mountain lion chose Ava as his mate years ago, and he'll do whatever it takes to prove to Ava that he loves her and wants her back in his life—and this time, he'll never let her go.
Content warning: This sexy shapeshifter novelette includes a happily-ever-after as well as explicit love scenes and naughty language. It is intended for adults.
19,000 words, 75 pages.