This story is also in The Mane Event (Pride,#1) and is named Christmas Pride. Mason “Mace” Llewellyn has just gotten out of the Navy after a 14 year career as a SEAL. He is also a lion shape shifter. Mace has one thing – one woman – on his mind. Desiree “Dez” MacDermot, his childhood crush and good buddy, has been on his mind since they were both 14. He has plans for Dez when he finds her, most of them involving being naked. Unfortunately, a murder and a little war between the lions and the hyenas is in danger of getting in the way of his plans!