However, she isn't a doormat. And he has a weird sense of humour... So, he doesn't get around to rending her limb from limb on their first meeting.
He held up a finger. "First, you're the only one who's ever successfully stolen from me." He held up aonther finger. "Second, I am not a forgiving creature. In fact, you're the only one I've ever forgiven before." He put up a third finger. "And third, I like vengeance. I'm looking forward to ripping apart the person who gave you that charm and who ended up with my penny."
- G. A. Aiken's Dragon kin series, starting with Dragon actually.
- Nalini Singh's Psy-Changeling series, starting with Slave to sensation.
- Jennifer Estep's Elemental assassin novels, starting with Spider's bite.
- Shannon Butcher's Sentinel wars, starting with Burning alive.
- Kresley Cole's Immortals after dark series, staring with A hunger like no other.
- Gena Showalter's Atlantis series, starting with Heart of the dragon.