by Nancy Adams
Theo’s sole purpose for the last ninety-eight years was to protect his wolf. That changed the moment he met Drew and the wolf called ‘Mate’.
Carrying the soul of an extinct wolf alongside your own isn’t easy. Swapping into said wolf is even harder. Ask Theo Grey—he’s been doing it for ninety-eight years. Yet, after surviving two world wars, witnessing the space race and patiently enduring the eighties, you’d think he’d have seen it all, but nothing could have prepared him for meeting Tofino’s new vet, Drew O’Bannion and according to the wolf, his mate.
Drew loves her dog, sleeping in and coffee. She also loves being a vet. The main reason behind her accepting the veterinarian practice offered to her from a family friend. Hoping for a slower pace at life Tofino seemed the ideal spot. What she didn’t expect was Officer Theo Grey. Theo is tall, dark and drop dead gorgeous, a definite 10 on the ‘wow’ scale. Regardless of his looks, there is more to Theo, there is her unexpected attraction for him. It’s unnerving and completely out of character for her, but she is able to match Theo’s hungry kiss, for hungry kiss.
With their desire growing at an alarming rate and the threat of an unknown shooter roaming the woods of the coastal town, Theo must face the ultimate decision—let Drew go for her own safety or claim his mate for all time.
Reader Advisory: This story contains scenes of violence and threats of non-consensual sex.
Read an excerpt:
The wolf swung around to face her. Drew couldn’t help but step back again, but it followed, keeping a distance. Its eyes were full of interest as well as intelligence.
When she stopped, it stopped. “Oh, man! I wish I thought to bring my cell. I could call Hottie Cop Theo. He could come and rescue me. I bet he would love that.” She stopped the high laugh before it escaped.
She studied the beast, then blurted out. “That was…fucking scary.” She cringed. She was in the presence of a wolf. The volume of her voice might set him off. “You’re fucking scary.” She lowered her voice. “Beautiful, but scary.”
The wolf carefully sat and stared at her.
OMG. This beast had just saved her from the other wolves. She had never heard of anything like that before. Yeah! her inner voice chimed in. He saved you so he doesn’t have to share his meal. She frowned, then bit her bottom lip. “Holy shit, I can’t believe you just did that.” It cocked its head to the side as if it understood every word. “Holy shit, I can’t believe I’m talking to a wolf.”
They stared at each other as minutes passed. In that time she really had a good look at him and a feeling grew that she had seen this animal before. But not running wild—she had seen pictures of this brute, old black and white photos on the Internet and in books. Normally it would be a pain trying to examine a black animal at night, yet thanks to the moon she was able to see the same distinct traits as a—
“That can’t be.” She narrowed her eyes. “Oh my God! You’re not just any wolf. You’re a BC wolf.” She took a slow, deep breath. “You’re supposed to be extinct, my friend.”
My name is Nancy Adams. I am a full-blooded Canadian, right down to the maple syrup running though my veins. I enjoy watching hockey but despise skating...and the cold. I enjoy a good helping of Tourtiere with a side of Poutine as much as the next person, yet I am only bilingual when it comes to swear words.Besides writing, I have three small - but legal - addictions: bed linens, lavender and books. All of which are replenished on a regular basis. Reading into the wee hours of the morning is one of my many bad habits, next to spontaneously rearranging furniture and randomly painting rooms in my house.
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