Confession: I am not usually into novels about shifters but Elena Aitken writes the best, sexiest series in the Bears of Grizzly Ridge series. The trials and tribulations of a force of love too strong to deny is the theme for His to Defend. Compounding the matter for sifter Ryker is that the woman he cannot deny is human, a rule breaker for the Grizzly code. Nina, the human, is drawn to Ryker in a way she has never experienced. If it is truly meant to be, even after all of Ryker’s mistakes, it will be.