Monday, April 6, 2015

Amber Eyes by Maya Banks

Hunter and Jericho live in the mountains. They have been seeing a cougar around. They get her to come into their cabin.  In the middle of the night Jericho wakes up and finds a naked beautiful girl in the kitchen. He scares her and she runs out into the snowy night.  He and Hunter track her down in a den and rescue her. They start to fall in love with her. But she has a secret.  Will they still want her when they know her secret?

From the author:
Their final mission will be to win her love.
A beautiful, vulnerable woman appears at the high country cabin where Hunter and Jericho live between assignments. They are captivated by their stunning, reticent visitor and vow to protect her—and uncover what she’s hiding. Neither is prepared for the unbelievable. Their beautiful innocent is a cougar shifter who’s spent a lifetime alone.
In the shelter of their love, Kaya blooms, finally willing to trust—and embrace her humanity again. Then Hunter and Jericho are called away on a mission that goes terribly wrong. Now, pregnant, and alone once more, she must find her way in a world she doesn’t belong to—and hope that the two men she loves will find their way home.


Excerpt:
Jericho stood outside the bedroom door listening as the shower came on and then to her sounds of pleasure. She sounded almost carefree in that one moment, as though she'd been denied the simplest of comforts and rediscovered them.
What was the fool woman doing running around the mountains naked? She didn't seem crazy, just…unusual in a way that he couldn't put his finger on.
"Is she staying?" Hunter called from the kitchen.
"Yes, she's staying," he said with mild exasperation. "Where the hell is she going to go?"
"And that stopped her before?"
Jericho didn't bother with a response. Hunter usually had to have the last word anyway.
He stood there several more minutes and was about to go in to make sure she hadn't taken a dive out the window when the door cracked open and she peered cautiously out.
Those amber eyes flashed against her small face, and unbidden images of the cougar came to his mind.
"Breakfast is about done. You coming out?" he asked when she made no move to walk out of the bedroom.
She hesitated for another brief second before opening the door wider. She slipped by him with barely a whisper, and she seemed to draw in her entire body to refrain from making incidental contact. Hell, he couldn't be that scary.
But then again, in her place, he'd probably be a little worried. Being hauled out of a cave—no matter how weird that might be—by two strange men and taken to a remote cabin. No, that still wasn't more bizarre than her running naked through the Rockies in the dead of winter.

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Pages: 149
Published: 2009

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