Mountain man or mountain lion? In his case-one and the same.
When Rachel arrives in Cougar Falls for a reading of her aunt's will, she finds herself in a typical mountain town. Except that it's not quite...typical. It's full of the requisite, rough-hewn mountaineers, but these men seem more animal than man.
And one of the rude strangers brings out the animal in her during an embarrassingly orgasmic-and scorching-sexual encounter in an alley. The fantastic tales that the townsfolk tell about the Ac-Taw, a clan of people who can shift into animals, are nothing but folklore. Or are they?
Burke is stunned by his response to Rachel, and even more so when she innocently shows signs of possessing Ac-Taw blood. And this puts her in more danger than she knows, danger that only increases the urgency to mark her as his own.
Rachel comes to realize she's inherited much more than just property. She has also inherited a destiny to protect her newfound home.
For the Ac-Taw aren't just legend-they're real.