STEEL BEAUTY is the fourth book in the Halle Pumas series⎯as well the prequel to the Poconos Pack series⎯and takes place from where the previous book ended. We’ve seen a little bit of Belle (puma) throughout this series, and we met Rick (Poconos wolf alpha) in the previous book when he came down to help the Pride deal with a rogue wolf.
Belle was seriously injured in the previous book protecting a pride mate and, at the beginning of this story, Rick was forced to leave her⎯unclaimed and with her pride⎯for several months until she had healed enough to defend herself. This was done in order to protect her from his pack’s dominant female, Gina, who wanted Rick⎯and the alpha female title that goes with him⎯for herself. While every female we’ve met before has been strong in their own way, Belle was the first one we saw that actually kicked some arse…and it was good.
STEEL BEAUTY is told in dual POVs and comes with a HEA for Rick and Belle. While each novella could technically be read as a stand-alone⎯as each one focuses on a different couple⎯it is best to read the series in order. As with the previous novellas, there’s plenty of humour and animalistic s3x to go around.