Sinopa Breckenridge is restless. Something is bubbling just under her skin, making her shiver and sweat at the same time. So she runs to Last Chance, Alaska to deal with it in private. But she doesn't count on Crevan Dakota. His very presence ruins any chance she has of taming the beast clawing for release under her skin. In fact, being with him is about to set the beast free.
To make things worse, shifters have been disappearing from Last Chance, and a killer is stalking Sin. When the situation starts to heat up, it's gonna take every resource the two of them can muster to keep Sin alive!
Praise for Foxed
"I liked this close-knit shifter community, and the tension of who is hunting them was sinister and mysterious... The romance is also good as it combines the emotional and sexual in a perfect balance. Fans of well-written shifter romance will enjoy FOXED as I did."
-- 4 Stars from J9, The Romance Reviews
"Another great read by Sam Cheever... thrilling, sometimes funny , sometimes romantic read, with some steamy scenes. I enjoyed reading it and I know readers won’t be disappointed reading this one."
Dire Wolves: Foxed
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Copyright ©2012 Sam Cheever
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Sin walked around the railing to the bow of the wide, low-slung ferryboat. A brisk wind skimmed across the icy water, carrying the coolness over her heated skin with the efficiency of a high-end air conditioning unit.
She closed her eyes, dropped her head back, and sighed with pleasure. The scent of the ocean brought memories flooding back. Memories she'd thought were long forgotten. Memories from a much simpler time.
"Penny for your thoughts?"
Sin's eyes flew open, and she turned toward the deep, slightly raspy voice. The owner of the voice leaned against the railing a few feet away, his golden eyes sparking with good humor.
He cocked his dark head, his grin widening. "You had the most beautiful smile on your face."
Embarrassment brought heat to Sin's face. "Oh. Yes. I was remembering my visits to Last Chance as a child."
The gold eyes widened. "You lived here when you were young?"
She frowned. "How do you know I don't live here now?" Maybe they didn't have any black people in Last Chance since her Granna died.
He straightened and closed the distance between them, his stride long and loose. "Because I live here, and I'm sure I would have noticed you before this." He extended a large hand. "Name's Crevan... Dakota."
She clasped the offered hand and felt its extreme heat, the calluses on the long fingers. "I'm Sin..." When his eyes widened she laughed. "Sorry, Sinopa Breckenridge."
She blinked at him for a beat before realizing what he meant. "You knew my granna?"
"I did, casually. She died a couple of years back, didn't she?" Something about the way the sexy gold gaze held hers told her he knew exactly when her Granna had died. She got the impression not much escaped Crevan Dakota's notice.
Sin nodded, noting the slight tightening of his jaw. Maybe he knew what had happened that night.
"My brothers and I used to play down by the creek. The area in front of her cabin had the widest beach, with the cleanest sand."
Warmth slid through her at the memory. "It did, didn't it? I remember that."
"Some of the others who lived out there wouldn't let us play in front of their properties, but Miss Audra never minded. In fact, she used to bring us lemonade and cookies."
"I always loved my time in that cabin."
"So you're moving back?"
The question shocked her. She wasn't sure why. It shouldn't have. "For a while, yes." She guessed she was having trouble committing to the idea.
A bell started to jangle above their heads, and she realized they were close to land. Crevan's gaze slipped over her again and grew speculative. She couldn't shake the sense he was seeing more than she wanted him to. After an uncomfortable moment he extended his hand again, this time engulfing hers in both of his. "Welcome back to Last Chance, Sin. Despite the name, it's really a beginning rather than an ending."
Her cheeks felt tight when she returned his smile.
"Mr. Dakota? We'll be docking in a few minutes."
Crevan turned to the man standing just inside the cabin door. The ferryboat captain was small and wiry, with bulging muscles and a weather-reddened face.
The captain inclined his head at Sin, giving her a look that made her shudder. "Ma'am."
She glanced away, uncomfortable under his scrutiny.
Crevan lifted her hand and placed a kiss on the back of it. Just a tender touch of warm lips that made the skin beneath his soft lips tingly and warm. "I'm sure I'll be seeing you around."
She barely managed a nod as he turned away and sauntered toward the cabin. His stride was easy and sure despite the jerk and roll of a docking boat beneath his feet.
And as she watched those long legs, tight round buttocks, and broad shoulders disappear inside the cabin, the beast under her skin rose up and snapped its teeth, demanding release.
Sin groaned and swiped a hand over her clammy brow. She hoped she hadn't made a huge mistake coming to Last Chance.
She strongly suspected she might have.