Bargain with a Beast
by Grace Goodwin
Publication date: September 27th 2022
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Science Fiction
Adrian Davis thought getting on a real-life, ‘beam me up, Scotty’, transport pad was adventure enough. Visiting her mother—and the Atlan beast her mom had chosen as a mate—on another planet? Setting foot in an Atlan prison? Completely crazy.
Like totally, bat-shit, what-the-hell-was-she-doing-with-her-life crazy.
She was supposed to spend a few days wandering around with her twin sister, seeing the sights, expanding her horizons. The trip was supposed to be a much needed break from the hectic schedule she was keeping in school. She was only nineteen. She had plans. Finish college. Medical school. Husband. House. Two-point-five perfect kids and a golden retriever named Buddy.
All that changed with one roar of pain. She heard him. A beast. He was out of control, locked behind an impenetrable wall, alone. Suffering the agony of mating fever.
Ready to die. Forsaken.
Adrian can’t let him go. She will have to fight a centuries old system, warlords on another world, and the beast himself to get what she wants.
To save him.
To keep him for herself.
I was going to kiss him. He was trying to be honorable, hadn’t touched me yet.
Was I going to allow him to get away with that?
No freaking way.
I moved slowly, afraid I would startle him. I knew he was holding on by a thread and I intended to break it.
I claimed his mouth, hands resting on his shoulders once more. I touched nothing else. His hands remained at his sides. Knuckles white. His neck muscles snapped into thick strands as if he were being attacked.
With a sound of pain, he tore his mouth away and turned his head to the side, to escape me.
I tried not to let it bother me, but I’d never exactly taken off all my clothes and literally begged a man to have sex with me before. Being rejected like this hurt. Made me feel stupid. I had been so sure if I could get close, tempt him, he would be unable to resist.
Guess the joke was on me. He’d fought mating fever for ‘years’. I was not sexy enough to—
“Mine!” The word was bellowed by a deep, deep voice I’d never heard before.
One large hand wrapped around my waist, the other circled one thigh as Kovo lifted me off my feet and moved until my back was against the wall. He held me there and transformed. Jaw grew wider. Shoulders broader. Muscles seemed to swell up and make more muscles. He got taller. Every single part of him grew. But it was the eyes that made my heart skip a beat, resume, then pound so hard I thought my ribs might bust open.
Facing me was not a calm and collected man. This was a raging beast and I had thrown him the proverbial bone.
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Grace Goodwin is a USA Today and international bestselling author of Sci-Fi and Paranormal romance with nearly one million books sold. Grace’s titles are available worldwide in multiple languages in ebook, print and audio formats. Two best friends, one left-brained, the other right-brained, make up the award-winning writing duo that is Grace Goodwin. They are both mothers, escape room enthusiasts, avid readers and intrepid defenders of their preferred beverages. (There may or may not be an ongoing tea vs. coffee war occurring during their daily communications.) Grace loves to hear from readers.
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