JAG Golden Claw agent Everett Anderson promised his dying partner, Matt, he’d take care of his girl, JAG Guardian agent Demetria MacFarlane, if Matt didn’t come home alive from their mission. Matt didn’t make it and Everett kept up with Demetria through her best friend, his sister. As part of interagency training and cooperation a year later, Demetria and Everett are assigned to the same case.
Quickly resolving the neglected teen case, Everett tries to think of ways he can work and socialize with Demetria more and an opportunity arises when a wolf cub is dropped off at a local daycare. Working together, chasing clues, taking care of a cub and being with family works for Everett and Demetria. They get closer and look at each other as mates. But things are seldom as easy as they look.
As a fan of the author’s shifter series, this reader was disappointed in this outing. While both Everett and Demetria were okay, there was really good crossover and mentions, and the read was holiday light with an interesting plot, the writing wasn’t as strong as the other series reads with too much repetition as if more editing was needed.