To survive, they'll have to think outside the circle.
Were-lion Lachlan Garvey is closing in on the Brightwater women, the last of a Shamanic line that the Council wants eradicated for their murderous use of magic. One minute he's in his animal form, examining a dead body in a patch of charred grass. The next, he wakes up human-naked, shot and lying in a circle of his own blood.
Dayna Brightwater is sure the man she's bound with a blood spell is the one who just murdered her twin sister. Yet even if she did have the stomach for revenge killing, she doesn't have the power. But what to do with him now? If she lets him go, he'll kill her, too.
Trapped in the path of a deadly magical fire, Lachlan has to think fast-and talk faster-to convince the beautiful Shaman he's innocent. As the roaring flames creep closer, Dayna must choose. Trust Lachlan and use magic to save them both...or flee. And live with the knowledge she caused his death, proving that no Brightwater is capable of love.
Warning: Contains a naked hero who'll do anything to save his life...including saving hers.