Author: Nalini Singh
Read copy: eBook (Kindle)
Published: August 2, 2016
Bastien Smith is frustrated. A changeling male should be able to track his mate anywhere—through fire and hail, snow and rain. But he keeps finding and losing her scent in the city streets, ever since he first became aware of it two weeks earlier, when the elusive fragrance awakened the leopard within him...
Then Bastien is suddenly confronted with his prey. Kirby is an all-too-human woman who wants Bastien just as much as he wants her. But he can’t deny what his body and senses are telling him: there is a raging chaos inside of Kirby that he doesn’t understand, secrets that whisper awake at midnight and cause her terrible pain. If they’re to have any chance of forever, then he must solve the mystery that is Kirby...
Bastien Smith has been in agony for the last two weeks. He knows he's found his mate, he's scented her, but the scent is so elusive, not even his leopard can follow it, pinpoint it down. Because she smells funny. Sometimes like a changeling, sometimes like a human. He's been roaming the city streets every night, yet nothing. Then his mother releases him from her matchmaking party to drive a Pack elder home, and there she is. On Pack territory, on the older woman's front steps...His mate.
This was yet another great story with engaging characters, nearly flawless pacing, enough cuteness and sexiness to be able to sell it, and a slight mystery to boot, involving Kirby and her "nature".
I loved Bastien and Kirby, the chemistry between them, their nascent bond, the romance, and the playfulness. Beautifully written.