Black Hills Wolves Book 2
He runs alone…
Ryker Grey is used to being on the outside looking in. For more than fifty years, he has worked as Pack Enforcer for the Black Hills Wolves, rising to his rank swiftly. Compelled by duty and devotion to his people, he fought to keep them protected from within and without—earning a few enemies and fewer friends. Drew’s return has sparked healing in the fraying pack, but Ryker remains vigilant.
She needs a place to call her own…
Saja Lyons has spent her life studying cultures, but never really being a part of them. Completing a double specialty in psychology and sociology, she decides to take the three months after her graduation to find herself on a cross-country drive. She embraces the nomadic road trip until her car breaks down on a deserted stretch of road in the middle of nowhere South Dakota.
Two lonely lives collide in the cold…
Ryker catches Saja’s scent from a mile away, loneliness edged in fear, frustration, and utter femininity. He approaches her in order to lend her a hand and get her out of the pack’s way…the sooner she’s gone from Los Lobos, the safer the pack will be. When their gazes meet, her playful hostility arouses the hunter in him, and for the first time in fifty years, the enforcer tastes what it’s like to not be alone…
But what if the best thing that ever happened to him is a danger to the Black Hills Wolves?
Ryker is ever the lone enforcer. His cabin is on pack land but far from the town and at the time away from Magnum. As a blizzard approaches he hears a car, but when it passes the turn for Los Lobos and he hears the clank of metal, he follows. Humans don’t belong here but he can’t let this woman freeze to death. He has no idea what he is in for.
Saja is frustrated and angry at both her car and not a bit afraid of Ryker. Although those thoughts change when she realizes she is alone with him in a remote cabin. She also can’t understand the intense attraction she feels toward him.
A favorite scene, one that had me giggling was while Saja was showering and Drew came calling.
So complete was his distraction, he wasn’t prepared for the thump of boots on his porch, which gave him a scant few seconds to recover before Drew knocked on the door. “Ryker, came to make sure you got through the storm okay.”
Surprise slid through him— no one checked on his welfare. After stalking across the room, he pulled the cabin door open to the Alpha’s grinning face, but before Drew could utter a word of greeting, Saja’s song grew. Surprise replaced the other Wolf’s smile as his nostrils flared. Ryker schooled his features to reveal nothing— not that he could hide her presence. Younger than he by more than a couple of decades, Drew had lived among the humans for ten years, only returning to the pack in the last few months.
The Alpha stepped inside the cabin, his gaze going to the chair, the suitcases, the fire, then finally back to Ryker as Saja let loose with another set of lusty lyrics amidst the sound of the water falling. Ryker kept his own counsel, offering nothing until he got a sense of Drew’s intent.
Humans weren’t supposed to be in Black Hills territory much less his cabin. Protecting the pack came first. The Alpha’s primary duty was the safety of the pack. Ryker’s was to enforce the law.
“Okay, I’ll bite,” Drew said with a slow grin. “Why do you have a human in your shower?”
“She’s mine.” Meeting and holding his Alpha’s gaze, Ryker’s response had the effect of a bomb dropped into the middle of the conversation.
He’d found her. Until Drew confronted him, he hadn’t realized he planned to keep her.
What a Wolf Wants (Black Hills Wolves Book 2) (Kindle Locations 499-511). Decadent Publishing. Kindle Edition.
For the rest of this book it is a complicated, interesting courting. I loved every minute of this interaction and of course Drew’s ultimate reaction to all that occurs.
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