Alexa has been a mixie, a half-breed lioness, her whole life and is used to taking care of herself. So when she meets fellow shifter, Jay, in an airport lounge and he notices she’s in heat, she’s taken aback when he offers his help. Even with the lioness inside her urging her to get to know this perfect pure specimen better, she shoots him down.
Days later, she has to admit defeat. The mating urge is so strong, she’s slowly going crazy. Her lioness relentless, she gives in and calls him.
When he arrives at her apartment, he finds her naked and willing. Too willing. Something is definitely wrong. He just hopes he’ll have time to find out what was done to her before it’s too late…
Rough it Up lives up to the title and takes the reader through a different arena with regards to paranormal books. The chemistry is there between the two leads, and what I like is the battle of wills to fight the attraction. Alexa is not weak but a strong Alpha female who must learn to be tamed. Jay refuses to break down and the battle of wills is a wonderful change to read.
“You feel it too, don’t you?”
Alexa froze at her neighbor’s whispered question. Somehow, she’d hoped he would ignore the mating call, that alluring scent that was binding them together more and more as minutes passed. But, of course, he probably wouldn’t have sat beside her in this dingy airport lounge otherwise. She took a deep breath and forced herself to relax. Surely he wouldn’t act on it if she told him no. “Ignore it,” she snapped back, fear making her forget everything her mother had taught her about politeness.
“I can’t,” he replied. “You smell too good.”
A quick paranormal with some serious sexy twists. Well worth the time to read.