A Knight's Pride Repressed. It was the exact word Lexi Pride would use to describe herself. She was certain her friends felt the same way. Why else would they purposefully exclude her from their planned outing at the annual Exotic Erotica Masquerade Ball? Well, she'd just show them she could be as sultry and decadent as the rewned event was reported to be. Zeke Knight was just along for the ride. After all what hot-blooded shifter would miss the opportunity for a night of debauchery with one or two willing females, certainly t him. The last thing he expected was to find the woman he wanted to bind himself to for all eternity. Primal Callings Was it really so wrong to want financial independence from her pack and to never have to answer to a controlling shifter for her well-being? Kayla Terran didn't think so, which was why she poured her talents and financial resources into becoming a premiere designer. Unfortunately, her tunneled vision may have been the reason she made one... or two unsavory business choices. Now, she's in over her head and left with the most distasteful option of all...turning to a male shifter to bail her out. Like his inner liger, Zihao Lao Hu preferred a solitary existence and wished his family would hor his desire for privacy. Yet he continued to find himself pulled into one crisis after ather. Even his mother's American relatives, who pretended he hadn't existed most of his life, were getting in on the action. Family hor be damned he was determined t to get tangled in anyone else's affairs. Then he met the feisty train wreck that was Kayla and all bets were off. Now the only alone time he wants is with the she-wolf who ignited all his primal desires.