After a fight with her parents, curvy Amanda heads off to college hoping to escape her sheltered past. However, once she gets to campus she just can't find the right guy: all the boys her age seem shallow and immature. Then she meets Trevor Jacobsen, a hot art professor who takes her on as his protégé. Trevor is talented and mysterious, and although Amanda knows it's wrong, she can't help falling for him.

Things get more complicated on a dark, snowy night toward the end of her first semester when Amanda is being harassed by a frat guy. A mysterious creature attacks him, allowing Amanda to escape to Trevor's studio where she frantically explains the bizarre attack. But Trevor has a secret of his own: he's a shifter and he wants Amanda to be his mate. She wanted to lose her innocence, but is she ready to go this far?

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Note: This paranormal bbw romance novella is 23,000+ words long, and contains scenes of graphic language and explicit descriptions of sexual activity. Intended only for mature audiences. Reissue, previously published as The Art of Instinct.