Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on November 28, 2014
Shifting Currents is the latest book by Lissa Matthews and while not her first foray into paranormal romances, it is a rare genre she writes in. This is a delightful quick afternoon read that breaks your heart the fears these to have, but when a mating call pulls them together, they can’t seem to break apart.
We open up with Blake and start to think this isn’t a hero we could grow to love. He’s gruff, rude and a man whore who doesn’t want a mate in his life. He likes his alone time on the mountain. Leave him alone. But when he scents another bear shifter, he knows she is his even if he doesn’t want her. He tries hard to deny her, but then thinks he can just scratch his itch and she can go home.
Leah just wants her vacation to be vacation. Floating on the stream, hiking, catching up on reading. She knows Blake is watching her and can feel the tug to find him, but she resists. When she sees him with another woman she’s jealous. Determine to return to the life she loves, she tries to avoid him only to feel a need to scratch an itch that won’t go away. These two tangle up and decide it’s just sex and they can part ways.
Now that they are apart, the truth comes down hard on Blake as to why he doesn’t want a mate and Leah is only thinking of Blake the entire time she is away. These two have some tough decisions to make, but heck the sex is all good. They don’t need any pointers in that area to get along fine.
Full of sexy scenes, this will rev up your engines and have you begging Lissa for more! Shifting Currents is now a favorite series I hope to get to know more characters in…SOON!
Shifting Currents by Lissa Matthews
He knew pain and loss, and he didn’t want anything to do with it ever again. A woman would only complicate his uncomplicated life. “I’ll just stay away from her,” he declared to the four walls. “I’ve done a good job of it so far. I can just keep doing so until she leaves the area.”
You could kick her out. She is trespassing.
Blake couldn’t argue with the thought. She was camping on private property. But, he reasoned, she was set up and he wouldn’t make her move. Especially since it would put him in the position of having to talk to her. No, he’d let her stay and hope that she left real soon.
Feeling satisfied with himself and his decision, Blake made for the kitchen and the Mason jar of iced coffee in the fridge. If summers were good for anything, it was iced coffee. He drank it black, undiluted but for a few ice cubes and a slight sweetness.
He stepped onto the deck at the back of the house, and took a deep breath. The heat wasn’t so bad with something cold coating his throat and cooling him from the inside out. But it was still oppressive. He turned to re-enter the cabin, but caught the scent before he could turn his head. She was near. To the northeast and getting closer.
Blake debated with himself. Should he get closer? Should he get a look at her? His body screamed that yes, he should. His brain screamed obscenities at him for even considering it.
Her scent was stronger now. “Man, this is such a bad idea,” he whispered to no one even as he set the jar down and crept off the deck to the forest floor. Lucky for him, for a six foot five guy, he could be surprisingly stealthy.
He wound his way through the brush toward the water, careful to keep out of sight. A stand of trees and low-lying bushes allowed him to stay out of view. He crouched to his knees and waited.
He didn’t have to wait long. Her inner tube rounded the bend in the river several seconds later and Blake had to bite down on his tongue to keep a groan at bay. His soul growled “Mine” and his brain knew they were all goners.
Born and raised in the South and currently living in North Carolina, talented, multi-published author, Lissa Matthews, has many loves in her life: Family, friends, NASCAR, football, music of all kinds, cooking, and penning stories filled with feisty, sassy heroines and naughty heros, and last, but certainly not least, coffee.