by Kathi S. Barton

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�I didn�t mean to insult you. I was tired and I said some things I shouldn�t have.�
�Aye you did. To me.� She started for her coat, knowing that if she didn�t leave now her temper was going to explode. But he grabbed her again.
�Wait a damned minute. I�m trying to make this right. Why don�t you get your panties out of the twist you have them in and cut me some slack? I�m trying to do the right thing here.� She jerked from him again only to have him push her against the wall. Kennedy lost what little control she had on herself and hit him.
She�d never understand if she lived to be three hundred years old how she ended up over him when he�d fallen. Her body lay sprawled all over his in a way that she could feel every hard muscle of his entire frame, and there wasn�t any doubt to her that he was all hard muscle. When she tried to scramble off him he put his hands on her hips and held her still. His cock seemed to grow as she lay there.
Samuel Payne left his pride five years ago because of his father, a cruel man with a heavy fist and little conscience. Samuel despises the man and only goes back to save his mother and start a new life?as far away from his father and the pride as he can get. Taking a mate is at the bottom of his list of priorities.
Kennedy Buehler�s brother, Shamus, promises her hand in marriage to a man older than her father, and she is having no part of it, so she flees to America. The first job that looks promising is as a cook for Summer Payne, Samuel�s mother. Kennedy hopes the job will pan out so she can afford an apartment and do a little better for herself. Kennedy isn�t banking on the master of the house taking any interest in her. The last thing she needs is an overbearing man ordering her around, again. No job is worth that.
Kennedy�s grandmother gives Samuel a proposition he can�t refuse?to marry Kennedy that very day and inherit all that she would have had if she had been born a man?and Kennedy feels betrayed again. Samuel only wants to protect her from her brother, he isn�t counting on falling in love.
Samuel is a Were-Lion. Now that he�s mated, he is either supposed to be with his original pride or form a pride of his own. Besides his mother, he is the only Were-Lion around. However, a rag-tag group of Weres want to join his pride?bears?wolves� Will the Pride Council even allow this?
Danger pursues them at every turn?his father?Shamus?and Alton Stockberry?all are relentless and bloodthirsty�When Samuel is trapped, will the bond he�s formed with Kennedy be enough to save him? Find out in the first installment of Samuel�s Pride?Samuel

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148697756
Publisher: World Castle Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 10/14/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 212,313
File size: 161 KB

About the Author

Kathi Barton, author of the bestselling series Force of Nature, lives in Nashport, Ohio with her husband Paul. In addition to writing full time Kathi likes to spend time with her eight grandkids, three children and three children-in-laws. She writes to relax and have fun.

Her muse, a cross between Jimmy Stewart and Hugh Jackman brings them to life for her readers in a way that has them coming back time and again for more. Her favorite genre is paranormal romance with a great deal of spice. You can visit Kathi on line and drop her an email if you�d like. She loves hearing from her fans. .

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Samuel 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
dvbDK More than 1 year ago
This is a start of a brand new series Samuel is a weretiger and at the beginning you learn he is an strong Alpha that know one can tame him but little does he know that his mother has hired a cook name Kennedy and when he  meets her they do not get along of course who wants to read a book that they fall into your laps .. You got strong Alpha and kiss ass woman in this store I can not wait to read the next and see who else join the amazing Pride . This is a dark fantasy & romance reads to those who does not like or read dark fantasy this is not for you just sayin .
mysticbaby1991 More than 1 year ago
While I really enjoy this series, I have so much hate for how these two characters start out their relationship. Kennedy has escaped to the States rather be forced into a marriage to a man who could be her father by her brother. Trying to make ends meet just to survive Kennedy finds herself participating in a cook-off to become the new chef for Summer Payne and the household. What she didn't expect was for her world to be turned upside and feel like she traded one prison for another. Samuel has seen how great mates can be (that's sarcasm by the way). His mother and him felt the pain of his father's fist more times than they can count. Now as an adult Samuel is selling anything and everything that reminds him and his mother of his father and ready to start fresh. But when he finally arrives to his new home, it's to discover the new chef his mother has hired his the woman he hoped to never find; his mate! With meddling family interfering, a marriage neither wants, and a brother determined to sell of his sister these two have more to handle before they can finally relax and figure out what to do with their lives. Now while everything worked out in the end and these two were finally able to work through their differences, I didn't care for how everyone seemed to treat Kennedy and just marry her off. Kennedy seemed to be the kind of woman who is a drama queen in her own way because she kept blowing things out of proportion and assuming everyone thought the worst of her.
nikirenee More than 1 year ago
When I first started this series I was not sure what to expect. Samuel was arrogant, strong, hard headed and dead set on not having a mate . He was everything I would think an Alpha lion shifter would be. Kennedy was a puzzle, she seemed to be weak, traumatized and a damsel in distress. While this would appeal to our Alpha it did not seem they were very well matched. I have to say as the story progressed I could not have more pleased that my assumptions were incorrect. I found this to be an intriguing storyline, the characters were interesting, the plot was attention getting and I love the concept of a pride of different shifter types awesome. It was past paced, easy to follow and fun to read. The only thing that was confusing was the last chapter, I understand it was setting up for things to come but it seemed rushed and out of place. I look forward to seeing how Ms. Barton incorporates these new ideas into the rest of the series. I was given an ARC for an honest review
Belinda-G More than 1 year ago
Samuel is an awesome read by Kathi S. Barton - He is a self-made man and starts out destroying the home where his dad had hurt his mom and him. He moves his mom to another place where they can never be hurt again and in comes Kennedy Buehler with her Irish brogue to apply for the cook position. She is a little tiny thing but doesn't take any crap from anyone anymore. Little does Samuel know that when he meets Kennedy he has found his were lion mate - he doesn't want one and fights it all the way.I won't go into all the details of the book but this is definitely a great start to the Samuel Series - you won't want to miss out on this read to find out why Kennedy comes to the States from Ireland and why Samuel fights not taking a mate. Thank you Kathi for an awesome read - can't wait for the next book in this series.
katsdream More than 1 year ago
I love all of Kathi Barton's books....... simply refreshing. 
CJCain More than 1 year ago
Lions and wolves and bears-oh, my! I love all shifters, and there's a mix of shifters in this book so I'm in PNR heaven. Kathi S Barton writes multiple series about shifters (and other magical beings), and I'm a huge fan of them all. This is Book 1 of the "Samuel's Pride" series. There's a great blurb for the book so I won't rehash any of it. I will say that this first novel is another fine example of how well Kathi can build a world with my Three Favorites-shifters, erotic romance and bits of humor!
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I love that all characters were included in each story. The women kick ass throughout this series. I need more of this series
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