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Imperfect Mate

(Harmony Springs Series, Bk #1)

By Lia Davis


For tiger-shifter, Samira Anderson, leaving home for the first time to attend Harmony University should unnerve her. She’s never submitted to the fear of a challenge and doesn’t plan to start now. Meeting her dorm mates and touring the campus excites her and her cat. Although when she meets Gavin Stone, she’s not only nervous around him but fears she might lose the tight control she has over her tiger.

After a bad break up with his high school sweetheart, Gavin has no intentions of repeating past mistakes. Or so he thought until he sees the beautiful, smart, Samira at the dorm welcome party. Drawn to her like no other, he can’t stay away or shake the feeling Sam isn’t telling him everything.

When he discovers her secrets, a whole new world opens to him, filled with danger, unknown possibilities, and a passion so intense it could last many lifetimes.

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 She swallowed and nodded. Words were so hard to form when she stared into his chocolate gaze. He took a step forward, closing the small distance between them, and her heartbeat quickened, her palms dampened.

lifted his hand and brushed stray hairs from her face. Her skin tingled where
his fingertips touched. “You have beautiful eyes.”

She lowered her eyes, afraid they’d gone cat. Her senses were too alive, too
hypersensitive to him. She needed to leave but couldn’t go back to the party,
and she damn sure couldn’t go to Dev.

I say something to upset you?”

her attention to Gavin, she offered him a forced smile. “We’ve reached the

Glancing to the side, he nodded and tugged her toward it. “I can’t swim, but I love the
sound of water.”

She relaxed at his confession and took off her shoes. Sitting on the edge of the bank,
she slipped her feet into the icy water. “Oh, it’s cold. Put your feet in.”

Shaking his head, he sat next to her while folding his legs into a pretzel. “I’ll pass.”

“So, this is your second year at Harmony?”

“Yep. It’s a good school. Not too big, you know. Then again, I don’t really go
anywhere other than my dorm and to classes. I usually go home on the weekends,
summer, and holidays.”

She swirled her legs in circles. “Yeah, I can see that. This sound silly, but this
is my first time leaving home.”

He closed his warm hand around hers. The wild fire returned with vengeance, making
her tiger pace under her skin, too close to the edge. She faced him and stared
into his brown eyes. Big mistake. Desire she hadn’t noticed earlier reached out
to her empathy, intensifying her own needs. When he cupped her face, liquid
heat pooled between her thighs. Oh, God, she wanted to kiss him, possess him.

This short yet deliciously good novella tells the tale of tiger shifter Samira “Sam” Anderson and his journey to adulthood as she attends college away from her Pack. She is chosen to be a rare female sentinel for her pack. She’s never backed down from a challenge and she’s not about to let college be her breaking point. What she didn’t expect to face is finding her mate. Not only is her mate very unexpectedly human, but he’s also exactly the kind of man she’d want. Yet, Gavin has his own trepidations about this budding relationship. He’s been burned before and he’s not about to go through that kind of relationship again with Sam. He knows something is different about her. Yet, can he handle the knowledge that Sam’s about to bestow on him or will be himself buckle under the pressure?

To put this simply, I really enjoyed this novella. It has all the makings of a great shifter story. You’ve got your supernaturals, humans, taboo romance, steamy love scenes, drama, and much more. I honestly love the shift on shifter mates and their lifetimes in this novel. Davis has made it possible for her characters to have a happy ending when in other novels you are left with wonder as to how their lives will end as they grow older together. All in all, Davis has knocked it out of the park in terms of a great novella. I hope to learn more about Sam and her pride in future books J  

About The Author

Lia Davis is the author of the bestselling shifter series, Ashwood Falls, a mother to two young adults and three kitties, a wife to her soul mate, and co-owner to Fated Desires Publishing, LLC. She and her family live in Northeast Florida battling hurricanes and very humid summers. But it’s her home and she loves it! 

An accounting major, Lia has always been a dreamer with a very active imagination. The wheels in her head never stop. She ventured into the world of writing and publishing in 2008 and loves it more than she imagined. Writing is stress reliever that allows her to go off in her corner of the house and enter into another world that she created, leaving real life where it belongs. 

Her favorite things are spending time with family, traveling, reading, writing, chocolate, coffee, nature and hanging out with her kitties.

You can find Lia at



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