Black Hills Wolves Book 7
A mixed-blood Native American wolf-shifter, abandoned by a teenage mother and ignored by an absentee father, Rio Waya has never fit in or felt worthy of love. But when he comes home to the Black Hills, he realizes he wants a mate of his own.
Recovering from a cheating ex who started a new family behind her back, Sela López seeks escape to pull her life back together. As a documentary filmmaker and wildlife photographer, she rents a cabin in the Black Hills with plans to film the beleaguered wolf population. But she’s so busy looking through a camera lens she doesn’t see trouble coming.
Sparks fly as mutual fears and vulnerabilities surface when Sela and Rio meet. She can’t figure out why the mysterious Mr. Waya is so anxious about having a documentary made of the Black Hills Wolves. But when his secret is exposed, all hell breaks loose. Can Rio win Sela’s trust and soothe her fears about allowing a hunky wolf-shifter into her heart?
This one is a bit different from the others and in some ways has me wondering about Ryker’s Indian roots.
Sela is determined to film a documentary about the wolves of Los Lobos. What she doesn’t know is that they kind of frown on publicity here. She’s rented a cabin at the edge of the protected state forest certain she’ll be able to befriend a wild wolf or two. This documentary is a project she must complete. She’s put the last of her savings into this project and being alone with wolves will be a healing process for her. Her divorce has left her feeling inadequate in many ways.
Rio has been a lone wolf for a very long time. He is a forest ranger and was special forces in the military as well. Drew’s pack doesn’t hold much interest for him, even though he is technically a part of it.
When these two meet at Gee’s there is immediately a problem. Mainly her determination to film wolves. Even bigger is Rio’s realization that this feisty lady is his mate. He comes up with a plan that will help her and protect the Black Hills pack, this is a favorite scene as he tells her where to look.
The truck pulled beside the cabin to park. He got out with a plastic box and steel thermos in his hands. His damp black hair reflected sunbeams, giving him a fresh-from-the-shower vibe. “Good morning! I’m surprised to see you awake.”
She nodded, at a complete loss of anything to say.
He walked toward the porch with an easy gait. Goddamn the man, he looked even better in daylight. His eyes sparkled, root beer brown. “I don’t mean to bother you, but I have to drive past anyway.” He handed her the box and thermos. “I was going to set these on the porch and call later.”
The containers were warm in her hands. “What is this?”
“Coffee and fry bread. I made it this morning. There’s some honey in the kitchen cabinet that will make it taste even better.”
It sounded heavenly. “Thank you.”
“Enjoy your day.” Rio returned to the truck, providing a prime view of his muscular ass flexing in tight jeans. The sight was starting to sink in when he made an abrupt turn to face her. “I almost forgot. Are you planning to film wolves today?”
She shrugged. “I don’t expect to do any filming. I’ll have to find the wolves first. Set up a blind. I was going to take a hike this morning to get acquainted with the area.”
“You won’t have to go far.”
“What do you mean?”
He pointed toward a trail that ran along a dense thicket and disappeared into a ravine. “Follow the path about a half mile to the river. The grade is steep. You’ll have to do a little rock hopping. Find a comfortable place to set up a blind, wait, and he’s sure to come by.”
“A lone male wolf with black fur. This part of Gray Paw Mountain is his territory. Bring your camera because, at this time of year, a sighting is almost a sure thing.”
Portrait of a Lone Wolf (Black Hills Wolves Book 7) (Kindle Locations 408-423). Decadent Publishing. Kindle Edition.
Of course his plans kind of backfire and now he not only has to convince her not to leave but also convince her they are mates.
I really liked this take on the Black Hills wolves. I did a lot of laughing, but I kept waiting for Ryker to show as well. I was glad he didn’t, it made for a wonderfully unique tale.
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Katalina Leon is an artist and author who can’t commit to a single romance subgenre. Her favorite playgrounds are historical, Sci-fi, contemporary, and most of all paranormal realms. Lately, she has wolf-shifters on the brain. Katalina brings a sense of adventure and a touch of the mystical to erotic romance. She believes there’s a daring heroine inside every woman who wants to take a wild ride with a strong worthy hero.
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