Guarding His Mark (Shifter Protection Specialists Inc. #3) by S.A. Welsh #mm #review @SA_Welsh @PridePublishing


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Beware the bite of a king.

Khan is a king cobra shifter with a serious mistrust of anyone outside his brothers at Shifter Protection Specialists, Inc. and has good reason for it after he was subjected to the whims and experiments of a mad scientist as a teenager. Since becoming part of a real family, he’s thrived in his job as a close-protection specialist.

One night he meets a pretty human who interests him on a level he hasn’t experienced before, but old fears and revelations force him to put distance between them. Unable to stay away, Khan creates the persona of a courier to deliver the venom Casey needs to see exactly what the human will do.

Dr. Casey Jameson is working toward a deadline. He needs snake shifter venom to continue his research and create a cure to save someone he loves. When he goes in search of a donor, he meets Khan, but he’s confronted with the irresistible, roughness of Khan and he ends up taking the shifter home for the night. However, when Khan finds out who and what he is, Khan leaves him high and dry.

The appearance of Roan, a courier, in his life is perfect timing, but Casey may get more than he bargains for and will soon have to think carefully about who he can trust if he wants to live long enough to complete his work.

When an old lover and boss becomes a real threat to Casey’s safety, Khan must come clean and keep Casey safe before they both lose something precious.addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da14April's Showering Words

When your past effects your present it can leave you off-center.
A simple explanation that could have saved so much confusion was never given because of preconceived prejudice. Pain has a way of turning the most sensible of men into insufferable jerks.
When I think of predators I don’t immediately think about them being abused.  Khan was abused as a teen and he had thought he had overcome his past.  His mate represents a very dark part of his past,  and he must overcome his mental issues so that he can see his mate as the person he truly is not who Khan is assuming he is.
When an outside force tries to come between Khan and his mate, trouble follows swiftly.  Danger escalates and innocents are caught in the middle.  As they struggle to find the solutions to stop the evil trailing them and save the innocent, their love grows stronger.
4 stars

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