Breezy has loved Xan Carmichael for years, but she’s tired of trying to get him to notice her. She’s suffered long enough and is ready to move on.
Xan didn’t want a mate, but when someone tries to harm the only woman who calls to him and his wolf, he’s ready to rip the world apart to keep her safe.
The past has a way of coming back and haunting your present, and Breezy has just become the focus of a deranged killer. Will Xan and the rest of the Iron Wolves be able to save her before whoever is out to end her life succeeds, or will the stubborn alpha claim her in time?
Breezy has always been in love with Xan, unfortunately the way she chose to get his attention is why he’s ignoring her. The short skirts and corsets are how the women he uses and discards dress. He makes the assumption she’s just like them and refuses to acknowledge they’re mates.
The thing is Breezy isn’t like those women at all. She works hard and stays home most nights. She’s leaving work when she’s attacked, fortunately she’s well trained in self-defense and manages to get away with minimal damage to herself.
When she gets to the club it’s decided she should go home with Xan. He would take her home first to get clothes. He gets distracted though and Breezy slips out without him. Big mistake as she ends up being run off the road. Fortunately, Xan isn’t that far behind.
This time everyone meets up at Xan’s to discuss the problems.
This is a favorite scene.
“Back to the creepy dude. Did he say or do anything else, or did you see anything else?” Kellen questioned.
Breezy chewed on her bottom lip. “No. When I walked outside I was busy opening my gum when I noticed the note under my wiper. I thought it was going to be a stupid admirer, not a stalker.”
“You get those a lot?” Xan’s hand shot out and pulled her back to his lap. She fit just right, even when she squirmed and almost injured him.
“Don’t be an ass, Xander.” Her elbow connected with his midsection.
“For fucksake, do I need to separate the two of you? Y’all are trying my patience, and I have the patience of a saint.”
Xan snorted. “Sure, I can see that. Answer the question, bella.” His arms pulled her in closer.
“No, I don’t get notes left on my car all the time. I’ve had a rose or two left before, but who’d have thought I’d get a…stalker like note right on the heels of Taya and Lyric.”
Xan ran his hands up and down her arms, hoping to chase the goosebumps away. He vowed nothing would touch her, or take her from him.
“The note seemed pretty specific. Your blood will be our blood. Do you have any enemies, or jilted lovers, anyone we should know about?” Kellen asked, his stare intimidating. Xan wanted to know the answers as well.
She shook her head. “The only person who might be angry at me is the new doctor in the ER, but that is recent. No jilted lovers. I have no enemies. My life is pretty boring. I go to work, the club, and home. I haven’t been on a date in years.” She clamped her lips shut.
He stilled beneath her. Years? “What do you mean?”
When it appeared she wasn’t going to answer, Xan shifted her in his lap, ignoring the others in the room. “Surely you’ve had a date, or boyfriend, lover, something?” “Look, I was busy with school, then becoming an RN and getting specialized. I didn’t have time, nor the want. I like going out with my girlfriends, and then they all became mated, so…” she took a breath. “I work with humans, and I’ll go out with some of the nurses. But, it’s different. I find myself always on guard. It just became easier to just go home and read.”
Something like possession filled his being. Kellen chuckled, but Xan ignored him. He began to connect a few dots himself. Her penchant for blushing. The way she seemed shy, yet melted when he touched her. He tried to think back and picture her with any of the men or wolves from the MC or pack, and came up with zero. Mine. He and his wolf both snarled. It didn’t matter if she’d been with a couple dozen or none, she was theirs. He’d find it in himself how to be gentle, how to go slow, and by all that he was, he’d make it good for her.
“I think it’s time we left, kids.” Kellen smacked his hand on his thigh. “We have several wolves along our borders keeping an eye on things. I’m only a howl away.” He tapped his head.
“Lock the door on your way out.”
“Rude, brother dear.” Lyric laughed.
“Love you, sis. Rowan, you take care of my baby sister or else.” Xan did look up to meet his brother-in-law’s gaze. The fierce stare was one he felt for Breezy and knew he didn’t need to tell the other man anything else.
“I’ll let y’all know when I hear from my team.” Rowan held Lyric’s hand as they walked out the door.
Kellen stopped by the large entryway. “If you remember anything else, or if there’s something you think I should know, give me a holler.”
Xan looked up from the amber eyes of his mate, even though she hadn’t acknowledged him yet to look at his alpha. “I will.”
The door shut with a resounding thud. Nerves began to dance in his gut. He’d never thought to seduce his mate. A virgin at that. His eyes narrowed. “Breezy, we need to talk.”
“That is never a good thing to hear. Usually that means bad news.” She tried to slide off.
His hands gripped her hips, making her straddle his thighs on the large recliner. “You know I want you, so don’t play like you didn’t know that. I need to ask you a question, and I need you to be honest with me.”
He watched her swallow, her tongue peeked out and licked her lips, but she nodded.
“Are you still a virgin?” His voice came out more of a growl.
Her eyes widened, and she looked away. “Does it matter? I mean, yes I guess it does to you.”
A tear welled in her eye, followed by another and he found she was crying. “Don’t cry. Damn woman. You’re breaking my heart here.” He pulled her into his chest, murmuring softly as he rubbed her back.
Her hiccupping laugh ended with a snort. “Who’d have thought Xander Fucking Carmichael would be good at this.”
He ran his hand up her back, tangling his fingers in her still damp hair. “Good at what?”
“You know, holding a sobbing female and letting her get snot all over him.” She kept her face buried in his neck.
“You do realize you call me names a lot, right? I’m not sure I appreciate being called Xander Fucking Carmichael, unless it was when I was buried deep inside you and you were screaming that.” He tugged her head back, loving the blush he knew his words would cause. “Now, answer my question.”
“Fine. Yes. I’m a virgin. There. Happy now?” God, how he loved the sparkle in her eyes.
“No, but I will be once I change that little fact.”
Boon, Elle. Xan’s Feisty Mate, Iron Wolves MC 2 (Kindle Locations 707-763). Elle Boon. Kindle Edition.
Xan and Breezy finally complete the mating, but that doesn’t solve the issue of the attacks on her.As they start collecting clues nothing appears to make sense. Even Breezy’s father and brothers can’t seem to shed any light on anything.
Some pretty interesting things in this book, as Rowan’s team joins in the hunt. Even though they are human they have some pretty awesome skills.
The past meets the present with lots of surprises, action and the MC form of romance and sizzle.
I’m already starting the next book.
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.