Black Hills Wolves Book 9
When her mother is shot by a rancher, Lara Wolfe becomes the last Dominant of Yellowstone’s Lamar Canyon pack. Her mother’s dying wish sends her to South Dakota’s Black Hills to find her mate, but Lara would rather continue her mission—saving her pack.
When Ogden Woods, lumber supplier for the Tao pack, offers the newcomer a place to stay, an explosive attraction reveals they’re mates. Afraid of unleashing his inner Dominant and a secret that could get him exiled, he’ll do anything to avoid mating.
Although he begs Lara to stay in Los Lobos where she’ll be safe, she can’t turn her back on her pack. As her mate, Ogden is bound to protect her, but following her means risking his home and his very life. Are they willing to pay the price?
The last thing Ogden expected when he took a dinner break at Gee’s, was to find his mate. He didn’t want a mate, a mate would find out his secrets. Secrets he would then have to reveal to his Alpha and his packmates.
Lara came to Willow Bend after making the promise to her dying mother. She is keeping her promise but really wants revenge on the rancher who killed her mother as well as protect her pack. She didn’t want a mate, but that’s what she found.
This is a favorite scene when they have come to the realization that they are mates.
Before she could go farther, two vise-like grips encircled her wrists. Damn. His hands were every bit as strong as they looked.
“There’s an attraction between us,” he said, staring into her eyes.
No shit. What are you going to do about it, Mr. Lumberjack?
“What is it about you?” he asked next. “Why do I want you so much?”
“I think you already know,” she replied.
He scrubbed the lower half of his face with his hand. “Exactly what family business brings you here anyway, Lara?”
The less he knew, the better. “And why are you so curious, exactly?”
“I want to know how soon you’ll be gone.”
The words stung harder than she expected. Her swollen breasts and cleft throbbed, reluctant to accept a mating wouldn’t take place.
“Don’t worry. I won’t stay long.” She might even light out at dawn. This town was useless, and so was he.
His voice softened. “I didn’t mean to sound harsh. I’ve got lumber orders coming out of my ears. I’m not looking for a mate.”
“Neither am I,” she blurted. But didn’t her mother send her here to find one? “We are, though, aren’t we? Wolves have only one in a lifetime.”
He nodded. “I’m afraid so, but it doesn’t mean we have to act on our impulses.”
She couldn’t help hanging her head. After spending less than an hour with her, he’d already made her weak. She didn’t need this!
“Believe me, if you weren’t my probable mate, I would have had you on this floor already for a quick lay.” He buttoned his shirt. “I’ll go get the broom now.”
“Leave it outside the door.” As soon as he left, she sank to her knees in the cedar-scented bedding. So, he didn’t want to bind himself to her either. Good. Relief washed through her, followed by an emptiness she didn’t expect.
Alpha in Disguise (Black Hills Wolves Book 9) (Kindle Locations 230-248). Decadent Publishing. Kindle Edition.
A pack that lives under the threat of death, a dominant disguised as an Omega, a murderous rancher and a lot more secrets. A fast paced enjoyable read, with some suspense and a lot of fighting the mating thing.
I only had one problem in the telling of this tale, Drew is said to have shot his father, that is not what happened. Drew took down Magnum in an Alpha Challenge to become the New Alpha.
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