The story ended up at 71K. That's a little less than Trouble Comes in Threes. The series is called the Fur, Fang, and Felines series. LOL. Tal, Kirk, and Dolf are in this, of course, but it's Heller's story.
A cool autumn morning, a yard full of birds, and a kitty on a mission. What more could a shifter want? Beta Heller Wirth has it all… except a mate: a shifter mate, that is. He’s been looking, but so far it’s a no-go in the fate department. And after seeing how happy Dolf is with Tal and Kirk, Heller really wants to meet that special someone... as long as he's a shifter.
Frankly Heller can’t think of anything worse than having a human mate. Many in his clowder agree. While Kirk may be okay, Heller knows humans are dangerous. They kill without remorse. They destroy whatever they touch. They just can’t be trusted. Period. He ought to know—his sister died at the hands of a human lover, and Heller can’t forgive humanity for that.
So of course the goddess Bast gives him a human mate. While getting his truck detailed, fate strikes. Heller catches a whiff of his mate. Oh, he's a happy kitty... until he figures out that scent's from a human. He reacts badly and runs—and by doing so, rejects his mate.
Lawson Dupre isn’t exactly sure what just happened in his car detail shop. One minute there was a guy about to pass out, then he seemed okay and was even flirting, and then he runs out the door like the hounds of Hell were after him. Lawson’s best friend and one of the co-owners of the shop, Janelle Foles, quickly explains who she suspects the stranger is to Lawson.
Welcome to the wonderful world of shifters lol.
Which Lawson knows all about—because Janelle’s also not human. Lawson is one of those rare humans who know paranormals exist. Janelle and her brother, Marshell, are Vetalas—snake-like paranormals. So finding out his mate is a werecat isn’t freaking Lawson out. The fact that his mate seems to hate humans is. If that’s not enough to deal with, there’s a werewolf stalking Lawson.
Watch the fur fly as Heller and Lawson struggle to overcome deeply misguided beliefs and hurt feelings. As Heller and Lawson work out their problems, tension builds around them.
Inside of Heller's home.
The eyes are the wrong color. They should be a bright blue in this form. :)