I received this book as an ARC for an honest review.
In this book we meet U.S. Marshal and bear-shifter Lucas Anderson and his mate Libby. When this story opens up we find the Lucas on a case where he is protecting a witness from the cartel. Astoria has agreed to testify against the mob who include her own boyfriend and the father of her unborn child. However when Astoria's water breaks they have no choice but to leave the safe-house to get her to a hospital. As they leave though Astoria is shot and knows she won't make it. So she asks Lucas to raise her daughter to make sure she is safe and always loved. Lucas agrees but realizes he knows nothing about kids he is going to need help. Who better to help him this is mate and neighbor Libby. If only he can get the stubborn woman to be with him. What happens though when the mob comes looking for him and his little bundle of joy? Can he keep them all safe even the mate who seems to have a few hang ups?
Libby knows there is something that keeps pulling her to Lucas but with her past she just can't risk getting close to him. Who would think that a criminal and a cop could be together. Though Libby really does want it she knows it is best to keep him at arms length. But when he brings home Angel she knows her heart is melting as well for this little girl. When she find out that he is going for custody she knows it again is time to stay away. She wants the best for them both and doesn't believe that she is that. Can she get past her hang-ups and find a place in her life for both her mate and his new little girl?
This is an amazing book about overcoming our past to find an amazing future. Both of these characters has flaws which makes this book all the better but I like how the author has them trying to find a way to work together through them. This book has many twist and turns that will have you hooked from the first word to the very end. I would recommend it to anyone and everyone.