Tiger in the Snow
Healing from a deserved drubbing at the hands of Atlas Leonidus, Siberian tiger shifter Dmitry Alkaev travels from Cairo to Virginia. The strange compulsion leads him to his mate and a fearsome rival. Faced with a modern woman's determination to remain independent, Dmitry unleashes charm and ruthlessness to claim her and, he hopes, redeem his honor.
Tessa Hart's romantic Valentine's Day weekend ends in utter disaster. Fate drops her into the arms of two big, handsome men who both assert their ownership over her. She wants to remain independent, but finds herself inexorably drawn to Dmitry. He's tall, sexy, overbearing, and absolutely certain that she belongs to him. The choice, eventually, is hers. Accepting him means the end of life as she knows it and the beginning of a life she cannot fathom.
As she appeared to be far too young to be the mother of nine children and one on the way, Dmitry’s acknowledgement of her attractive good looks was nothing more than the truth.
“Faisal,” he called, “bring my bag. I do not come without gifts!”
The children’s eyes brightened with happy avarice and they danced around him with pleading cries for attention and presents.
Waleed entered the merry chaos, blowing smoke from a cigarette. He paused to speak quietly to his wife. Dmitry carefully did not eavesdrop, but he could not mistake the tones of sincere love and respect the wily old jackal held for Manal. His host approached and bowed with respect.
“Be welcome in our home, Dmitry,” Waleed said formally. “I hear you found your quarry.”
“Thank you, Waleed. Peace be upon your house. Your hospitality honors me,” Dmitry replied, then said dryly, “With those big ears you have, I’d be surprised if that’s all you heard.”
Faisal set the duffle at the big Russian’s feet. Dmitry thanked him and dug into it. He pulled out toys and trinkets for the little ones, pretty bits of jewelry and bright silk scarves that the older girls would fancy, and a silver shaving kit for young Faisal.
Hard boiled, scrambled, over easy, and sunny side up: eggs are the musings of Holly Bargo, the pseudonym for the author.
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