Claimed by her Cougar (Cougar Creek mate) book 1 by Felicity Heaton
Having lost his parents and mate in a brutal attack on his cougar shifter pride by a hunter organisation, Rath burns with a need to keep humans off his land and out of his life. He’ll do whatever it takes to protect his pride from them, but when a lone female wanders into his territory, it isn’t a burning need to drive her away he’s feeling and it isn’t his pride that needs protecting—it’s his heart.
Down on her luck, Ivy follows a lead to a spot where she hopes to photograph black bears, but what she discovers there is a mountain of a man who lacks manners and seems determined to drive her off his property—a man who stirs unbidden fire in her veins and a strange sense of home.
With a pride gathering on the verge of happening at Cougar Creek and the air charged with a mating heat, the last thing Rath needs is a human on his land, especially one as beautiful and alluring as Ivy, one who rouses a fierce need to fight for her, but he can’t convince himself to let her go… and that proves dangerous for them both.
This four book series is a spin off from her “Eternal Mates” you don’t have to read the previous series, these happily stand alone.
Rath hates the job that he does, he’d like nothing better than to live his life in peace and quiet, but his family look after a group of cabins that belong to cougar shifters, and once a year, they all descend upon the area, to fight and win the chance of either mating a female or easing her “needing.”
Ivy is a nature photographer, her specialty is bears. And after receiving a tip off about a group of black bears, Ivy is off in search of bears and inspiration.
Ivy and Rath don’t meet under the best of circumstances, he’s suspicious of why a human woman is out in his area of the forest, and until he sees evidence on her camera, he is very distrusting. Ivy can’t believe what a rude and arrogant man he is, he can’t order her out of the forest.
Then when other male cougar shifters start to invade the area, Rath is overtaken with the urge to fight for Ivy. But he doesn’t trust humans (they killed a large group of cougar shifters many years ago, including his parents and mate)
So can he trust this human female? Is she really a photographer? Or is she a spy for the hunters?
And what about Ivy, does she trust this rude mountain man? And what’s the secret he’s keeping from her?