“You must be Wendell,” the woman said.
He blinked. It sounded like she didn’t remember him either. “Dell. Dell O’Roarke.”
The woman nodded and introduced herself. “Anjali Jain.” Then she nodded down to the baby nestled in her arms. “This is Quinn.”
She let a second tick by, and Dell’s mind went into a tailspin, trying to puzzle out the hint. Quinn?
Finally, the woman dropped the bombshell. “She’s named after her dad.”
All the air whooshed out of Dell’s lungs. That wasn’t his baby. It was his brother’s.
He expected sheer relief, but all he felt was disappointed emptiness. A stab of jealousy that it was his perfect brother who’d produced that perfect baby and not him.
“Quentin?” he whispered.
The woman nodded sadly and cuddled the baby close.
A shocked little gasp made it past Tim’s lips, and Connor looked surprised, too. They quit glaring at Dell, and he could sense the same thought rushing through everybody’s mind.
Quentin was the good guy. The hero. A man who did his family proud. In other words, a model lion. Quentin wasn’t the type to knock up a girl and leave her on her own. All the messing up, he left to Dell.
Not this time, Dell’s inner lion murmured, lashing its tail. Not this time.Lowe, Anna. Rebel Lion (Aloha Shifters: Pearls of Desire Book 3) (p. 16). Twin Moon Press. Kindle Edition.
Lion shifter Dell O’Roarke has never been serious about life, but life is about to get serious with him. The beautiful stranger who’s just arrived in Maui isn’t just looking for anyone — she’s looking for him. And that’s not just any surprise she’s brought along — it’s a baby who looks a hell of a lot like Dell. Soon, he discovers there’s more at stake than his lifestyle as a swinging bachelor. Vengeful shifters are hot on the stranger’s heels, making Dell wonder… Are they after the woman, the baby, or him?
Ad executive Anjali Jain hasn’t taken a vacation in years — and she sure isn’t on vacation now. She’s simply keeping a promise, and then she’ll get back to climbing the corporate ladder. But there’s nothing simple about taking care of a baby — or handing that baby off to a handsome, mysterious stranger who feels like a long-lost friend. Easygoing Dell isn’t her type, but the more he reluctantly reveals of his hidden, soulful side, the deeper she falls in love — and the more mysteries she discovers. How can one man possibly awaken so many lusts and desires at the same time? What evil forces lurk behind the brutal murder of her best friend? And why does she have the feeling there’s something not quite human about the murderers — or about Dell?
What Others Thought:
- f you love shifter romance then you need to pick up Rebel Lion. Fascinating characters, detailed story lines, threads woven through each story that connect them all… and simply a damn good story. – Shifter Haven
- Rebel Lion is a sweet romance, full of healing, love, and the power of destiny. – Angel’s Guilty Pleasures
- This is my very favorite of the Pearls of Desire… So much mystery and suspense will keep you on the edge of your seat to the end. – Read Our Thoughts Book Blog
What I Thought:
I have loved every one of this series. I can’t wait for the next one in the series. Thanks for the story!!!