Black Hills Wolves – Book 1
A hidden wolf pack. Lies. Intrigue. And reluctant heroes. Get to know the Black Hills…
Drew Tao left the Black Hills in disgrace, banished by his father. He has spent the last ten years a lone wolf, living on his own. Called back home, he finally gets the chance to set things right. If such a thing is possible….
Betty Holden has hated her mate every day for the last ten years for abandoning her and their pack. She’s been running things in Los Lobos, and she has no intention of letting Drew Tao slip back into her life like nothing has changed-even if she has never been able to resist him.
Can there be forgiveness? And can he protect her when another enemy arrives?
What a perfect beginning to a new series!
When Drew gets the text that his father is dying he didn’t know exactly what he felt. He certainly wasn’t sad, but he knew he had to go home. Back to the Black Hills, Los Lobos, his pack and his mate. Alpha Challenge wasn’t really on his mind at least not at first.
Betty, or B as Drew calls her has been trying to keep what is left of the pack together. She works hard to help those she can while being undermined by Magnum, her Alpha. No longer pining for her mate but mad as hell at him.
A favorite scene is when Betty sees Drew right after he sees the ruin of the town.
“Hi, B.” He almost choked on his words. “Long time no see.”
“Don’t call me B. You don’t get to use that name anymore. You…. You…. You….”
She must not have come up with what she wanted to say because she launched herself into the air without finishing. Shifting midway, she took him to the ground in her full-on black wolf form.
Betty tore at his clothes, shredding his shirt in mere seconds. “Okay.” He called out to her, hoping she’d hear him through the rage he could smell coming off her body.
Drew raised his hands to cover his face. If she wanted to kill him, he supposed she would be entitled to do so. But she stopped and pulled off, darting to the side before she put herself back in her human form.
“I don’t know what you thought coming back here would accomplish.” Her voice hitched, and it nearly killed him. “You should go back wherever you’ve been. Los Lobos and the wolf pack don’t need you, Drew. I don’t need you. Go, run away again. We can all pretend you never came back at all.”
Her words tore at his insides, but he ignored the pain. She’d launched an attack right at him, and the flare in her eyes hadn’t changed. Oh, yes. B was totally pissed at him and would remain that way for a good long while.
“B.” He held up his hands to stop her from interrupting. “I’m sorry, Betty. Elizabeth. Whatever you want. Ms. Holden. We have a lot to talk about. You deserve answers, and I wish I could adequately give you the ones you want. You don’t have to tell me anything. But if you would, could you at least let me know what happened here. Why did this place fall apart?”
She laughed, a cold sound he’d never heard her make before. He tried to ignore the way it made his stomach clench. There were lots of things about her he didn’t know. He’d known what would happen when he’d chosen to go. He had to live with the consequences.
“Everyone is gone, Drew. Anyone who could keep this place together has left, driven out by Magnum’s antics and destruction. Your father, his cronies who never cared in the least about keeping anything nice or cherished, remained. Gee has done his best. Ryker would protect everyone, but he stays in his place in the woods to keep your father from ordering him to do horrible things. His blood oath as pack Enforcer collared him. And then the elderly and the sick. I’ve been trying. But I can’t possibly do it. I can’t paint buildings and wipe brows at the same time.” She threw her hands in the air. “That’s what happens when the people who should be here aren’t here.”
He stood up. Enough. “Where is my father, B?”
Drew had done what he promised. He’d left, stayed away. His father hadn’t lived up to his end of the bargain. For the first time in years, Drew believed he was just the werewolf to bring him to justice.
“What difference does it make? You’ve never been able to do anything about him.”
His woman didn’t believe in him anymore. He couldn’t blame her. But maybe he could do something to help. “Where is he?”
Wolf’s Return (Black Hills Wolves Book 1) (Kindle Locations 202-227). Decadent Publishing. Kindle Edition.
Trying to keep from her mate was impossible and the need to be with each other overwhelmed them both. However after the initial incredibly hot coming together, reason comes through and they avoid each other. Drew will have nothing or all from B, and she must make her decision.
This book will tear at your heartstrings as Drew takes on the challenge of rebuilding Los Lobos and his relationship with his mate.
5 Contented Purrs for Rebecca, but a hiss for editing on this one.
Editing wise there were words that should have been others. For example message instead of massage appeared more than once.
As a teenager, I would hide in my room to read my favorite romance novels when I was supposed to be doing my homework. I hope, these days, that my parents think it was worth it.
I am the mother of three adorable boys and I am fortunate to be married to my best friend. I live in Austin Texas where I am determined to eat all the barbecue in town.
I am in love with science fiction, fantasy, and the paranormal and try to use all of these elements in my writing. I’ve been told I’m a little bloodthirsty so I hope that when you read my work you’ll enjoy the action packed ride that always ends in romance. I love to write series because I love to see characters develop over time and it always makes me happy to see my favorite characters make guest appearances in other books.
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