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Reviewing the Black Hills Wolves # 26: Worth Fighting For By Virginia Cavanaugh

Worth Fighting For
Black Hills Wolves #26
Virginia Cavanaugh


When Myka Hayes accepted the interior design job for The Den on Tao pack lands, she didn’t expect to be reunited with the wolf that’s haunted her dreams for the last six years. But there he stood behind the bar, looking all too sexy and mysterious.

Kaden Boyd was ready to leave his past behind and begin his future. At least until Myka walked into Gee’s Bar and stirred feelings inside him he’d thought he’d forgotten.

Both burn with desire for each other, but their past complicates things. Not wanting to cause any problems in his new life, Kaden tries to resist his attraction to Myka, but she has other plans. Once and for all, she intends to make him see that some things are Worth Fighting For.

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Kaden and Myka knew each other as children but when he was a lone wolf and stumbled on her and a friend, her brother Lance, once his best friend, chased him away.

Now she’s redecorating Gee’s Bar, he should stay away but Gee has business away and he has to coordinate things.

Now Myka knew Lance wouldn’t have let her take this job, but she never expected him to show up within hours of talking to her on the phone.

Nothing like trying to put the Alpha in the middle of a family argument. Have I mentioned how much I love Drew? This is a favorite scene.

The groan of old hinges and the scrape of the door sliding across the jamb was all the warning he got. With quick movements, he picked up Myka and deposited her on her feet then rolled to his as he closed his zipper. He darted out of the office, ready to tear into someone’s flesh for the interruption.

His feet stopped, and his brain absorbed the two men standing in the room. Drew, his Alpha, ran a hand through his brown hair and lifted an eyebrow in question. Lance stood behind Drew, and furious didn’t describe the look on his face.

“What in the hell are you doing here, Lance?” Myka asked from behind Kaden.
But Kaden didn’t even glance at her. He watched his old friend closely. Lance’s hair was longer, but his appearance hadn’t changed much since the time Kaden had last seen him.

“I’d ask you the same thing, Myka, but I already know the answer,” Lance grated through clenched teeth.

“Don’t talk to her like that,” Kaden warned. Lance’s words had dripped with disapproval as if Myka had tainted herself in some way.

Lance attempted to push past Drew, but the Alpha reached out grabbing Lance by the shoulder, halting him. Lance shook off the Alpha’s hold but didn’t take any more forward steps. “I told you to never come near her again, Kaden.”

This was exactly the kind of drama Kaden had wished to avoid. He didn’t need to bring any trouble the pack’s way—Drew’s way.

“It’s time to leave, Myka. You just quit.” Lance reached for his sister’s arm.

Myka jerked away. “What? Did you jump on a freaking plane as soon as you hung up with me?” She held her hand up to halt any response. “It doesn’t matter. You have no say over my life. I haven’t quit anything. In fact, I’m going to my apartment to shower and then I’ll be back to work. Here. And I don’t care if you don’t like it.”

Kaden watched as she pushed past her brother and Drew, leaving through the back door.

“I should have known you had something to do with this,” Lance growled.

“I’m not going to fight with you, Lance.”

Drew held up a hand to try and diffuse the situation. “Lance, I’m not my father, and I will vouch for Myka’s safety inside the Tao pack borders. A lot happened to all of us in the past, but that’s behind us. I’m not going to tell your sister she can’t work here if she chooses.”

“Of course not. Why would I expect you to be any help to me?”

“I’m not Magnum, but I won’t take disrespect. I’d watch your tone, son, or you will be leaving here with a limp. And your sister can make her own choices. In case you forgot, I’m the Alpha here and my word is law.”

“Damn it, Lance, leave Drew out of this. You’re pissed at me, so just keep directing that shit this way.”

“Fuck you, Kaden. And you need to stay the hell away from my sister.” Lance turned his attention to Drew. “So, you’re not going to consider my wishes?”

“You can handle your family problems however you want, Lance. You’re both adults. But if you ever disrespect me or one of my decisions again, you won’t get a second chance.” Drew nodded to both men. “Have a great morning and get the hell out of Gee’s place before he finds you here after hours. He’s not as sweet as me.”

Drew walked out while Lance and Kaden stared each other down. So many emotions swirled inside Kaden’s chest. On one hand, he wanted to reach out to Lance, but he knew the gesture would be received badly. “Look, I just want to move on. We have fucked-up pasts and fucked-up lives, but I’m trying to make something of mine now. I don’t need this drama.”

“Of course not. You’re weak and pathetic and you need to stay the hell away from my sister.”

Kaden growled. “Just because I have no wish to fight with you doesn’t mean I’m going to sit here and take your insults.”

“As I remember, you have a good history of standing there and doing nothing, or turning around and walking away.”

Kaden shoved Lance. “You have no idea how hard that was for me!”

Lance shoved him back. “I figure about as hard as it was for you to walk away when I caught you with Myka six years ago.”

The words were like a blow Kaden felt in his chest. “That was different. I couldn’t offer her anything. I was alone.”
Cavanaugh, Virginia. Worth Fighting For (Black Hills Wolves Book 26) (Kindle Locations 542-553). Decadent Publishing. Kindle Edition.

Kaden really has to figure out what’s important here. I kinda wanted to smack him a few times.

Lance really has some screwed up ideas on what a kid can and can’t do. His treatment of his sister was way over the top, but I loved the way she handles him.

Lots of family drama with some sizzling scenes and a happy ever after.

5 Contented Purrs for Virginia!

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Virginia Cavanaugh is a multi-published author of erotic romance. Her work covers many sub-genres as new characters present themselves to her every day. After working for years as a nurse in pediatrics, her love of the alpha hero sparked her desire to bring her own stories to life. When not playing housewife, mother, maid, laundress, taxi driver or just general all-around slave, she enjoys finding a quiet corner to read or work on her next story.

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Happy New Year 2017!


As we enter this New Year, I want to thank all the Authors, Publishers and Publicity Groups that have contributed to my blog in 2016. Not only in ARCs but also in recommendations of new authors.

I look forward to reading and reviewing many new books this year. Some by new authors and others by authors I have come to love.

Each new book I read is a journey to a new adventure, a new love and new experiences for the heroes and heroines.

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Holiday Favorites! Winter’s Shadow by Virginia Cavanaugh


Winter’s Shadow
Virginia Cavanaugh


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Living for years amidst a whirlwind of fear and danger, Julia Farris finally snaps free from the bonds that kept her in Arizona. But when she arrives in her hometown of Edinboro, Pennsylvania, she realizes she’s jumped out of the frying pan and into the fire.

With the death of his parents, Mark Webb went to part time at the local police department to run his parents’ bed and breakfast, a job he’s begun to think very lonely until his old high school flame shows up.

As Julia tries to seize control of her life, she finds herself intrigued with the possibilities presented by Mark’s presence. But getting closer to Mark might spell disaster. What’s a girl to do when one ex might be dead and the other wears a badge?

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Julia made a major mistake when she married Allen. She just didn’t know it at the time. Her parent’s death and her not being allowed to attend the funeral becomes the final straw. She’s escaped that horror and returned to her home town. When she pulls into the Bed and Breakfast owned by her once boyfriend Mark, she gets a surprise she wasn’t expecting. Mark’s parents have died and he is running the B & B.

Mark was pleasantly surprised at seeing Julia but he wanted to know the why’s of things. Things Julia isn’t quite ready to deal with. This is a favorite scene from that first night.

“Have you gone to your parents’ house yet?” By the way she continued to look at the table, he figured that was a big no and maybe he should have continued with his silent trip down memory lane. But he’d really been curious why she’d never come home for their funeral. It’d been way out of character for the person he knew her to be.

“No, I’ve not gone by there. I’m not ready to face that right now.”

“I put flowers on their graves when I went and took flowers to my parents.” Her eyes met his.


“It’s no big deal. It’s not like you wouldn’t do it for me.” He stood up and picked up his empty coffee cup. “Would you like some more?”

“No, this is good.” He walked over to the sink and rinsed the cup before placing it in the dishwasher.

“So, do you have a plan from here, or are you just winging it?” He leaned one hip against the countertop, crossing his arms over his chest.

“First thing I need to do is find a job.”

So she planned on staying. This was a good thing. She’d always wanted to become a teacher in Edinboro. In fact, that had been one of the reasons they’d broken up the summer after their senior year. He had wanted to move to a larger city and become an FBI agent, and she had wanted to stay here. They became angry with each other when neither of them would give an inch in their proposed plan for their lives. The argument that had ensued led to their breakup. Funny thing, in the end, he’d come back to Edinboro and found out that she’d gotten married and moved away.

“I guess you plan on applying to teach in the schools around here.”

Her gaze dropped to the table again. “No. I never got to finish college. I’ll have to find something else.”

Not the answer he would’ve guessed. One thing Julia had always done was achieve her goals. Falling short had never been an option.

“Well, I happen to have an opening here for a housekeeper. My housekeeper Linda’s first baby is due any day now. She’s worked here for the past three years now and would still be working if I hadn’t made her take time off. She kept trying to go into early labor from all the moving around she’d been doing.”

“Well. I don’t know. I wouldn’t want to take her job away from her. I mean is she going to need to return to work after the baby?

“He smiled. “No. We worked it out so that she could take a year off with the baby. So if you want the job, it’s yours.”

He watched as she took a long, slow drink of her coffee.

She swallowed and put the cup back on the table. “Okay. I’ll take it. I can start in the morning.”

“You don’t have to start that soon if there are things you want to take care of first. I mean, if you want to go to the cemetery or go through your parents’ things…”

She pushed back from the table and snatched up her cup. “I already told you I’m not ready for that.” She walked over and rinsed her cup and placed it in the dishwasher. “I better get to bed. What room did you put my things in?”

“Hey… I didn’t mean…” He reached for her hand, but she flinched and pulled back from him. He let his hand fall back to his side. “I wasn’t trying to upset you. If you want to start tomorrow then that’ll be fine. I put your stuff in my old room on the third floor.”

Her head came up, and her gaze fixed on him. “That’s not necessary. I could stay in one of the guest rooms on the second floor.”

“Nonsense. Besides they are all full anyway.”

“Okay then. I’ll see you in the morning.”

“Yeah… goodnight,” he said to her retreating form.
Cavanaugh, Virginia. Winter’s Shadow (Kindle Locations 129-163). Virginia Cavanaugh. Kindle Edition.

While not the best start, these two do find they still love each other. Julia however has problems that have managed to follow her here. Now she has to decide if she can tell it all to Mark and still have him in her life.

A suspenseful tale, with quite a few twists and turns to keep you guessing. Plus some steamy scenes as they rekindle the flames.

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Virginia Cavanaugh is a multi-published author of erotic romance. Her work covers many sub-genres as new characters present themselves to her every day. After working for years as a nurse in pediatrics, her love of the alpha hero sparked her desire to bring her own stories to life. When not playing housewife, mother, maid, laundress, taxi driver or just general all-around slave, she enjoys finding a quiet corner to read or work on her next story.

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