Veronica Harper was ready to let bygones be bygones. She'd spent enough years fighting tooth and claw to know that nobody won in a drag-out brawl. It was better for all parties to come to the peace table. But being the leader of a Bear Shifter Clan meant many things, the most important of which was to be the kind of leader that the rest of the Clan would follow. That meant never losing face. Even if the person you're staring down is a handsome hunk with more charm than he realizes.
Slade Walker knew things were tense. This Clan rivalry was close to spilling into a war, and he didn't know how many casualties would be on each side. Too many, surely. But these women just wouldn't leave his Clan alone. From the problem with the hives to the fires and now this, someone had to make it clear to them that this was unacceptable. He hoped this would be a simple sit down and parley, but as soon as he laid eyes on their gorgeous leader, he knew he was in over his head.