Mays's two novellas reunite readers with the Gray family, powerful heroes who will stop at nothing to find their life's mate. The were -- in the third and fourth stories in Mays' Heat series -- find their place in the packs while dealing with issues such as jealousy and sibling rivalry. The stories are intense, solid and utterly sensuous.

Belle Gray is thrilled that she can finally have a bit of time to herself. Running the family business along with her father and brother keeps her quite busy. In "A Midsummer Night's Heat," just as Belle thinks she can relax, she finds an injured wolf, one who is were like she is. The wolf, Alex Whitehorse, is the alpha of his pack, and has just found his mate! However, Belle doesn't make it easy. Note to readers: Try not to fall in love with Callie the mind-speaking cat.

"Solstice Heat" delivers Eileen to Garth years after they mated. Garth can't believe he's found his mate again, and nothing is going to stop them from being together again -- even the CIA and Eileen's second mate, the violent man she escaped from. (ELLORA'S CAVE, Jun., 245 pp., $12.99)
Reviewed by: 
Leigh Rowling