Sexy shifter passion is awakened when two unlikely lovers are challenged by secrets, danger, and an unstoppable need to claim one's mate.For human Amy Francis, the secluded cabin in Deep Creek is the haven she needs to map out a fresh new start. She never expected her heart to be reawakened by a distraction like Griff Martin, commanding yet gentle, too ferociously sensual to igre. It's clear that patrolling the forest is more than a job to Griff--it's a means of survival. But what Amy doesn't realize is she's reawakened the beast within him.Griff's dormant hunger is stirred by this intoxicating woman--and threatened by the secret she must never learn. Duty bound to defend his bear clan against an avenging pride of lion shifters, Griff's entire world is upended when he meets Amy. His animal need to claim his mate has taken hold, but that very desire could seal her fate as an unwitting pawn in battle.Now, as a shifter war looms, Griff must decide between letting Amy go or following his most carnal instincts. To have her would change his life--but would risk everything he kws and was born to protect.