Jake Bannaconni survived a nightmarish childhood to become a powerful businessman. The lessons he learned at a young age have made him the man he is today – ruthless, dominating, manipulative. Faced with raising his infant son alone, Jake turns to an unlikely ally. Emma Reynolds – the survivor of a horrific accident that killed not only the mother of his child, but also Emma's husband.
From the moment he came upon the wreckage and pulled her from the car, something inside Jake recognized Emma as special. Even though they had never met, Jake felt drawn to her side. He demanded that she receive the best care, and helped her grieve. Then he gave her shattered life new purpose. Asking for her help to raise Kyle, Jake offered her a home, medical care for her unborn child, and the luxury of time to work through everything she had experienced.
Emma knows that Jake is a hard man. He tries to dictate her actions, yet she also senses a vulnerability in him. She knows that he really doesn't need her help. He could hire a battalion of nurses and nannies. And yet, his insistence that she is the best person for the job touches her heart.
The bloodlines racing through Jake have made him the man he is today, and also the powerful jaguar he calls his alter-ego. The beast in him demands that he make Emma his mate, and he has no intention of letting her go. She was his the moment he saved her life. He just needs time to convince her that their arrangement will be more than just business.
Christine Feehan's newest book, Burning Wild, has one of her strongest Alpha males to-date. The animal is barely under the surface of his humanity, and Jake has to fight hard to retain control. The fact that Emma is no weakling wreaks havoc on his sanity, and threats against his family push him over the edge. Readers who relish raw power will be drawn to Jake, and won over by his slow acceptance of Emma's love.