The head of Orsino Security was hired to protect her for a week. Instead, his bear wants to claim her forever.
It takes one look for bear shifter Salvatore Orsino to know that Natale Durante isn't just his client… she’s his mate. His first instinct is to lay Natale’s curvaceous body over his shoulder, find a den, and claim her with his bite. But, this beautiful head-strong woman only grudgingly endures his protection even as she welcomes him in her bed. He’ll have to set aside his bear’s need to mark her until he’s eliminated the threat to her life. Once she’s safe, he’ll turn all his energies convincing her that he isn’t after a short-term dalliance, he wants her, with him… forever.
Natale Durante knows that Durante Fashion House is on its last legs. Her new line, designed for women of every size and shape, is her last attempt at saving her family’s legacy. But there are those in high fashion who prefer that things stay the same—curves belong on the road, not the runway. When complaints and hate mail escalate to threats of bodily harm, her father hires a bodyguard—Salvatore Orsino. He’s over six feet of deliciously seductive muscular male and a distraction she can’t afford. One look from him and she wants her infuriatingly persistent protector to rip off her clothes with his teeth, or she might do the same to him.
Can Salvatore eliminate the threats to Natale or will he lose her before he has a chance to claim her?
Book Series: Orsino Security
She was a woman who lived in the dark – She brought light into his lonely world – If he lost her, he’d lose more than just his heart, he may lose the rest of his humanity.
Ten years ago, Bear Shifter Valerio Orsino followed his heart and moved from Italy to America searching for his mate. There was one moment when he felt as though he’d come so very close, only to have the feeling slip away like a ghost, and so he stayed hoping that Fate would play his hand. His brothers followed him to NY and now, his older brother, Salvatore, is happily mated. An odd twist of fate puts him in the right place to be a hero, but unlike the countless times he has assisted other people, the woman he finds in his arms just may save him in return… the curvy beauty is his mate, his love, his destiny… and she’s blind.
Allegra Rossetti has lived in darkness for nearly a decade. After a vicious attack left her blind and withdrawn, she gave up on her music and the rest of the world. As time went on, the music that lived in her heart would not be denied and she ventured back into the world outside, if just to breathe the crisp fall air, and hope that this time around life wouldn’t be so cruel to her.
The careless error of another puts Allegra in danger and when she’s pulled into a protective embrace, she is astonished at her reaction. Jealousy took her sight and left her with a fear of intimacy, but with Valerio she finds herself reaching out instead of pulling away.
A vengeful heart threatens to pull them apart and extinguish her light forever. Could Valerio lose what has taken him a lifetime to find? Will Allegra trust him enough to take the leap?
This is the Book 2 of 3 in The Orsino Security Series. The first book, "Her UnBearable Protector" tells the story of the eldest Orsino Brother, Salvatore, who is hired to protect a feisty and full-figured fashion designer and finds his match in more ways than one. The third book will tell the story of the youngest Orsino brother, Uberto.
No matter how much they tried to stay apart they couldn’t escape the pull between them.
Uberto was the youngest of the three Orsino brothers, but he’s no baby bear. Called back their ancestral village in Italy, it takes one chance meeting on the cobblestone street to bring his past rushing back into his life. Has he learned enough to earn his mate’s forgiveness? Or is he still the odd bear out?
Emiliana Bruno was unique. A female bear shifter hadn’t been born into their clan for generations, to the point where it had seemed only a legend. When she became Uberto’s mate she expected to be his equal as well, but there was a fine line between gentleman and chauvinist.
It broke her when he left, even if she told him to go. Now, he’s back and she knows she not only has to fight her father’s antiquated views, it will be Uberto, too.
Emiliana’s plans to keep their relationship all ‘business’ to help protect the clan and their town goes just about as well as the ultimatums that they threw at each other a decade ago. Only this time instead of throwing down a gauntlet, it’s pieces of clothing.
Will these two mates finally see eye to eye or are the obstacles between them as final as they are deadly?