Madelyn has her entire life planned out: she’ll write her thesis and graduate next semester, then embark on her promising career as a paleontologist. But when she gets to Big Bend National Park and meets the hunky Ranger assigned to assist with her dig, her plans start to look less than solid. Her mind insists on staying on track, but whenever she’s around Sawyer, her heart refuses to listen.
After inheriting the Alpha title of his bear clan, Sawyer’s ready to start settling down—and when he meets Madelyn, his inner bear knows he’s found the one. Even though sparks fly between them, Madelyn can’t imagine leaving her New England family and budding career behind. But Sawyer longs for her to stay in Texas; he can’t bear the thought of being without her.
Madelyn tries to find a balance between dating and schoolwork, but time’s running out for her to make a discovery for her thesis.
But when she digs up Big Bend’s biggest secret of all, will her life—and love—be put in danger?
Sawyer’s Mate is a 33,000 word standalone novella with steamy shifter scenes intended for readers 18+.