Ash by Ophelia Sexton
A bear shifter promises to protect what’s his.
Bear shifter Ash Swanson is at the top of his game. Thanks to the wildly successful gaming company he founded, he’s well on his way to becoming a multi-millionaire. In his free time, Ash serves as a volunteer firefighter for the tightly knit community of Bearpaw Ridge. Powerful and fearless, Ash’s daring rescues have saved dozens of people. As the town hero, he leads an almost-perfect life.
Only two things are missing.
He’s never actually shifted. Ever.
Worse, after meeting his fated mate and beginning to plan a life with her, she disappears. When she returns just as suddenly as she left, he discovers she’s pregnant with his baby and on the run from her brutal clan. Ash vows to overcome any threat to protect her and their child.
All he needs is to learn how to shift into his bear…
Fated mates forced to part.
Beautiful, curvy Nika Medved fell in love with Ash Swanson at their first ShiftMatch-arranged date. He was everything she dreamed of—handsome, confident, kind. Most importantly, he was her fated mate. She didn’t care that he had never shifted.
Nika’s fairy-tale romance turns into a nightmare when her parents, ruthless Russian bears, discover that Ash can’t shift. Her mother, the clan matriarch, forbids her daughter to wed a defective shifter or pollute the family’s ancient grizzly bloodline. She vows to send her strongest enforcer to kill Ash and to force Nika to return to the clan.
When Nika finds she’s pregnant with Ash’s child, she quits medical school and goes into hiding. Cut off from her family’s money and with nowhere to turn, she returns to Bearpaw Ridge to face Ash.
Pregnant, alone, and in terrible danger, Nika bets her baby’s survival on the only man she can trust…
Genre: Paranormal Romance