Uberto was the youngest of the three Orsino brothers, but he’s no baby bear. Called back to their ancestral village in Italy, it takes one chance meeting on the cobblestone street to bring his past rushing back into his life. Has he learned enough to earn his mate’s forgiveness? Or is he still the odd bear out?
Emiliana Bruno was unique. A female bear shifter hadn’t been born into their clan for generations, to the point where it had seemed only a legend. When she became Uberto’s mate she expected to be his equal as well, but there was a fine line between gentleman and chauvinist.
It broke her when he left, even if she told him to go. Now, he’s back and she knows she not only has to fight her father’s antiquated views, it will be Uberto, too.
Emiliana’s plans to keep their relationship all ‘business’ to help protect the clan and their town goes just about as well as the ultimatums that they threw at each other a decade ago. Only this time instead of throwing down a gauntlet, it’s pieces of clothing.
Will these two mates finally see eye to eye or are the obstacles between them force them apart forever?