Bo Novikov - part polar bear, part lion, and pure alpha male - can't leave Blayne Thorpe alone. He's determined to protect her from stalkers who want to use her in shifter dogfights, even if he has to drag her off to an isolated Maine town where the only other neighbours are bears almost as crazy as he is. Let sleeping dogs lie. Bo knows its good advice, but he can't leave Blayne be. Blame it on her sweet sexiness - or his hunch that there's more to this little wolf dog than meets the eye. Blayne has depths he hasn't yet begun to fathom - much as he'd like to. She may insist Bo's nothing but a pain in her delectable behind, but polar bears have patience in spades. Soon she'll realise how good they can be together. And when she does, animal instinct tells him it'll be worth the wait...