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Joni and Atlas are two shifters from different worlds…
But, when they find each other and realize they’re truemates, nothing short of an apocalypse will stop them from claiming each other.
Joni’s… wolf has been beaten out of her. Her friends have all found truemates. Mystic no longer feels like home, and to top it off, the shifter she knows is her mate has turned tail and ran from her. She’s tired of being the one left behind, this time, she’s going to be the one to leave and find her own destiny even if that means being alone for the rest of her life. However, she finds a crew who not only takes her in, they show her just what it means to stand and fight for herself.
Atlas… has always known his destiny was to become the alpha of the White Bear Clan. At the age of seven he’d not only lost his father; his bear became a beast that his entire family feared. For years, he searched for his truemate, finding her in a tiny package that was sure to set his clan on its ears. By the time he returned to claim her, she was gone.
When Atlas finds Joni with a menagerie of shifters, he’s ready to battle them all, until he realizes they’ve taken her in as one of hers. As his troubles follow him, her new pack fight alongside Atlas and Joni. But when the last shifter falls, will they still have the bond that brought them together?
***Warning*** Contains lots of action, crazy shifters, bears, wolves, and a crazy dragon named Lula along with Fey Queen and her two mates and even…babies in purple sparkly baby carriages “wink”.
I love the Mystic Wolves but for some reason I have only reviewed the first two. I think it may have been because I inhaled those books and then got busy. Now I have to go back and re-read the rest because this book is awesome!
Joni’s wolf is in hiding of sorts, she can’t shift and her wolf won’t come out. The two of them have suffered so much abuse at the hands of her former Alpha. When Atlas leaves her it’s the final blow. Heartbroken she leaves Mystic and finds herself drawn to Wolf’s Run a small town with kind hearted folks. For some reason she doesn’t sense they are shifters.
Hollis and Annie are the Alpha pair of a motley crew of shifters, all types of shifters. They have helped all of them and are going to help Joni too.
Atlas, had to return home to claim his rightful spot as Alpha and take a mate. What he finds when he gets there is not what he expects and he is thoroughly disgusted with the former Alpha’s mate for even suggesting such a union.
As Alpha he can change things, make them better and best of all take his true mate, Joni. This is not going to be an easy task, his clan is about the White Bear prophesy and the purity of bloodlines and Joni is a wolf.
After an interesting visit with Niall, Lula helps Atlas get to Joni.
This is a favorite scene.
“Lead the way, Joni.” He knew where she’d been staying. Her scent was everywhere, making his bear crazy. However, the strongest place was above the barn not too far from the main house. Luckily for all of them, there were no males, other than Hollis, who he could detect having come and gone from there recently.
Joni jerked her eyes up to his, her green eyes weary. “Why are you really here?”
Her question startled him. “What do you mean? I came as soon as I settled things at home. I’d have come sooner if things weren’t such a shitshow, and I’d have known it was safe to claim you sooner.”
“Bullshit. You could’ve claimed me before you left. You knew I wanted you,” she gasped, covering her mouth with her hand. “Forget I said that.” Joni hurried up the stairs.
He wouldn’t allow her to run from him, not again, not ever. With speed, he swept her off her feet and into his arms, taking the stairs two and three at a time. “Put me down, you big oaf.” She beat at his shoulder ineffectually.
“Sweetheart, you can hit me, bite me, hell, even claw me if you’d like, but I won’t be putting you down until we get a few things settled.” He shifted her so that one hand was free, and he could open the door without breaking it down.
“Does this whole barbarian thing work with the ladies?” she asked, her green eyes shooting sparks up at him.
Atlas tugged her the scant inches closer so that their noses were almost touching, her breath fanning his face. “I wouldn’t know. You’re the first female I’ve ever almost had to kidnap,” he teased.
Her intoxicating scent flared, sweet orange and roses hit his senses, letting him know she wasn’t as angry as she let on. Oh, she was a little upset. There was no doubt about it, but she still wanted him. Now he just needed to prove to her he hadn’t left because he didn’t want her just as badly.
“Glad I’m the first for something,” she grumbled.
He tried not to smile at the tone of her jealousy, but damn, she was so fucking cute and sexy all rolled into one perfect mate. “You’ll be the first and last for many things, Joni,” he assured her, letting her hear the honesty in his words.
“You can put me down now.” Joni squirmed in his arms.
“I like you right where you are.” He let her slide down his body even though it was the last thing he wanted, her slight frame making his much larger one shiver. “See, that was a first. I’ve never felt that for a female, ever.”
Joni turned away from him, marching across the open space. With her back to him, he could see her stiffen. “What was a first, besides the kidnapping thing?”
“I’ve never felt like that from just holding a female. Dammit, Joni, look at me,” he ordered. When she didn’t, he took two steps toward her.
“Don’t, Atlas, give me a second to collect my thoughts. I can’t think with you…so close.” She held up her hand, her back still to him.
“Why?” he asked.
“What do you mean?” she asked, turning to face him.
“Why do you need a second? Why do you want me to stay away?” He knew the last was said with more growl than not, but fuck, he’d spent too long without without her.
“You didn’t seem to have any problem leaving me after we spent weeks dancing around one another. I all but threw myself at you when we were together. You knew I…I had feelings for you, but all the sudden, you were gone, and I was left with this big hole in my life. Once again, Joni was left with nobody to care for her. I was on the outside looking in while everybody else found their other half. I’m done being a—second class citizen. I’ll be damned if I’m your dirty little secret. I get it. You’re the big bad bear who can’t have some fucking female wolf shifter who can’t even shift anymore.”
Atlas watched as twin tears rolled down her cheeks. He couldn’t stand there and allow her to think he didn’t care. Screw her needing or wanting space, his bear was ready to tear things apart if he didn’t have her in his arms again. “That’s not how it was, if you would let me explain,” he murmured once he was close enough to hold her.
Like a wild animal, she beat at his chest. Atlas let her hit him, let her yell until he felt her calm, or run out of energy. Either way, he held her until she couldn’t stand on her own. “Can I speak now, Konese’?” he asked as he settled them on the sofa in the living area, ignoring the creaking of the furniture underneath him.
“If you break Hollis’s and Annie’s couch your gonna pay to replace it.” She rubbed her face against his plaid shirt, her tears wetting the material. “I’ll replace anything I break.” He ran his fingers through her hair, lifting the long locks up to his nose, inhaling her unique scent. She tried to push away from him. “Stop trying to move out of my arms, woman.”
“Some things you break can’t be fixed, Atlas,” she snarled.
He leaned back so that he could see her face. “Goddess, you’re beautiful, Konese’.”
“What does that mean?” She blinked up at him.
“What does that mean?” She blinked up at him.
“Beautiful in Mohican. My clan have strong roots from the Mohicans.” He bent and pressed a kiss to her forehead.
“Like Last of the Mohicans?” she asked.
“The telling of the story is like many things, not quite true. Do you truly think that three men and two women, one disguised as a bear, could truly do so much if one wasn’t truly a bear? And do you think that they would allow the capture of their female, without punishment? In times such as those, it would’ve been best to let them think they’d been killed, succumbing to death on a cliff, allowing them the ability to mourn through human funerals, do you not agree?” Atlas continued to run his hand up and down her back, feeling the tension leave her slight frame.
“So, you’re saying the history books are wrong?” she asked.
He shrugged. “I’m saying that it’s possible the situation wasn’t quite the way it was presented.”
She huffed. “Why are we even talking about this?”
“You brought it up, Konose’,” he reminded her.
“That’s right. Like I said, you can’t fix everything you break with your big bear ass. Let me go.” She took a deep breath.
“Tell me what I broke that I can’t fix. We’ll start there and work my way up, but there’s no chance in hell I’m letting you go, ever again. You’re my truemate, and you know it. You can feel it, just as I can. Why’re you fighting us?” Her anger was making his bear rake at him.
“Seriously? Atlas, you’re clearly an alpha. I’m not even a real wolf, not anymore.”
He gave her a slight shake, careful of his strength. “Listen to me, little one. Even if you were fully human, you’re mine. I don’t give two shits about your abilities. I only know you’re mine.”
Boon, Elle. Atlas’s Forbidden Wolf (Mystic Wolves Book 7) . Elle Boon. Kindle Locations (1603-1654.) Kindle Edition.
So many crazy and interesting things happen with their mating. There’s much intrigue surrounding Atlas’ clan and the feelings within it.
A thoroughly enjoyable read, with action, intrigue, and plenty of heat.
5 Contented Purrs for Elle!
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Elle Boon lives in Middle-Merica as she likes to say…with her husband, two kids, and a black lab who is more like a small pony. She’s known for her penchant of dropping F-bombs like a boss, needing coffee before she’s human, and blessing so many hearts, she is going for sainthood.
She’d never planned to be a writer, but when life threw her a curve, she swerved with it, being that she’s athletically challenged and all. She loves where this new journey has taken her. She writes what she loves to read, all things romance, whether it’s erotic, contemporary, or paranormal, as long as there is a happily ever after.
Her biggest hope is that after readers have read one of her stories, they fall in love with her characters as much as she did. She loves creating new worlds, and has more just waiting to be written. Elle believes in happily ever afters, and can guarantee you will always get one with her stories.