As an Elder of a diminishing race, and capable of changing into a leopard, Garrick Forrester, Earl of Danford, has lived through wars, plagues and two arranged marriages. Nothing he’s experienced, however, has prepared him for the discovery of his mate living in the nearby village, or for her resistance. Aisley Reeves has the ability to hear and speak with him mind-to-mind, identifying her as the woman meant to be his. To keep her safe from an unimaginable enemy, he must persuade her to become his willing countess while keeping her under constant guard.
Imagine Aisley Reeves’ dismay when the Earl of Danford demands she become his betrothed by the close of a fortnight. Already fearful that her work as a healer and her birthmark might tempt some to brand her as a witch, she believes it is best to keep her distance from the dark, mesmerizing earl whose thoughts she can hear and who bears an uncanny resemblance to a black leopard patrolling the forest. However, when Garrick and his mysterious gifts become her only hope for survival, she must decide if she can trust her heart to a man who is far more than human.
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Shapeshifter, 1453-England-Late Medieval
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