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Shamed investigative journalist turned tabloid scribe Maggie O’Connell convinces her editor to let her go to Minnesota to research alleged werewolf sightings. Her first night in the woods, she gets trapped in an old sleeping bag, unintentionally attracts the attention of a bear, and is saved by the most unlikely of heroes: the very wolf she had come to investigate!
When she meets horse rancher Aidan Gael in the town market days later, she recognizes hiseyes as those belonging to her champion.
Aidan tries desperately to avoid her; he both fears Maggie and fears for her. Neither man nor beast can resist her curious mind and courageous heart. One kiss threatens to break Aidan’s tenuous self-control but furthers Maggie’s resolve.
Danger lurks at every turn. The curse Aidan fights to keep secret is only one of the obstacles that will test the strength of their bond. Together they will navigate the violence of both nature and of man in pursuit of their destiny.
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“Ten. You’d stay longer if you could afford to?” He asked it nonchalantly, as though his world didn’t depend on her answer. Then he silently tried to convince himself it didn’t.
“Hey it’s my turn.”
“Nope you asked how many we were up to. Don’t waste your questions.” She chuckled when he tossed her words back at her, and Aidan thought he would probably never tire of hearing her laughter. The sound made him think of childhood; sunny days; sandy beaches; and snowball fights in the winter. His childhood had been happy and he’d taken it for granted. He thought probably all children did. But all that had been stripped from him when he was barely old enough to be called a man. Then the wolf had become his reality and he’d closeted himself away from the world for so long he’d forgotten the simple warmth of sharing laughter with another person.
Maggie’s laugh filled him with a light that he both craved and feared. He knew he should continue to distance himself from her. He was worried he could become addicted to her clever smile and husky laugh. Aidan pushed the worry aside before he could talk himself out of enjoying the moment. He had sought her out this day. He meant to see it through.
“Yes, I’d stay longer if I could afford it. Why did you push me away that day?”
The paranormal genre is not really my thing and most certainly not with a paranormal werewolf. But somehow this story held my attention. I think it was because there’s a real, in fact a really sweet, story in this book. One full of personalities we can all identify with. Some we’d like to be and some we’d like to know. You can take any werewolves right out of this story and have the same sweet interesting story.
Should you take the werewolf out? Of course not. This is still a paranormal story with a little romance and interesting characters. I was just trying to describe how something which was not maybe my genre kept my attention. What a reviewer likes to read about isn’t the point. What kind of story and how it’s written is the point.
This is Book 1 of a series titled “The Fated Series” and Becky Flade has several other books too. All have good reviews.
about Becky Flade...
A city girl, born and bred, I tend to place my stories in and around southeast Pennsylvania, or at least have a character or two from the area. Home is where the heart is and I make mine with my very own knight in slightly tarnished armor, three beautiful daughters, my son-in-law and two grandsons. When I’m not busy living my own happily ever after, I’m writing about someone else’s.
I’d love to have you visit with me at any of my virtual homes or write to me directly at email@example.com
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