Ecologist Kathryn Dayton is in North Carolina on a scientific expedition, searching for cougar. Long extinct in the region, recent sightings of the big cats have yet to be confirmed.

Attacked poachers, Kathryn is rescued by Joseph Clawfoot. One of the few members remaining of a vanishing tribe, his people made a pact with the Great Spirit, one granting them the ability to shift into the form of the cougar.

In the wake of a forbidden night of passion, secrets are revealed that will forever change Kathryn’s life. When the criminals return and threaten Joseph’s freedom, she’s forced to take a stand to protect her lover.

Note: Originally published in Sexy Beast 8 Anthology. Revised.

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