A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2016 Daily Dose package "A Walk on the Wild Side."
Jiri’s life has been one misery after the next. A cobra shifter, he’s held captive by a collector who keeps him—and other shifters—in a private harem-style “zoo” in the Libyan desert. Considered a dangerous predator by the other shifters, and little more than a boy toy to the collector, Jiri is friendless, timid, and despondent.
Miksa is the collector’s latest find. But honey badgers are known for their bad attitude, fearlessness, and fighting spirit. Miksa has no doubt he’ll escape, even if it means taking the whole zoo down with him.
When honey badger and cobra meet, there should be instant enmity—after all, honey badgers eat cobras—yet both men find themselves oddly drawn to the other. Romance blossoms, but can it survive captivity and beyond? In order to do so, Jiri will have to find a strength he doesn’t know he possesses and Miksa will have to open a heart long closed to anyone except his immediate family.
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Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Heat Level: 3
Romantic Content: 4
Tropes: Badass Hero, Forbidden Love, Hurt / Comfort, Love Can Heal / Redemption, Opposites Attract, Rescue
Word Count: 18000
Languages Available: English