I laid the girl on my bed and slumped into the chair in the corner of the room.
The moonlight slipped through the window, which bore no curtains. The silver light shimmered over the sleeping girl’s bruised face, but at least the blood was gone. I’d cleaned it up carefully so as not to wake her.
I tilted my head back, exhaling as I closed my eyes, imagining an uncomfortable night’s sleep lay ahead. Nightmares had chased my dreams away, but still, I had to sleep, or I would become weak.
A bolt of pain burns at my throat, snaking its fiery way into my chest as it took my breath away. I clutch at my throat, falling to my knees as my eyes well up with agony.
What is going on?
AMBERDante was about six foot, give or take, and his eyes were almost green up close.The same gold that spilled into the ones that had gazed at me from the wolf’s eyes swirled with the green hues, and I knew.I haven’t imagined it.This guy is a werewolf.I’d heard whispers about the mysterious Seven clan that lived out in the woods. No-one ever saw them, and no-one dared venture in.Yet here I was, in a flat above a gym with one.Glancing around, I can’t help but wonder if the rumours are true.If they are indeed millionaires, then why was this one living in such a basic flat? There was a battered sofa pushed up against one wall, none of the windows I’d seen had curtains, and the floor was…ripped.Dante gazed out of the window, his breathing warming the glass in clouds of smoke
DOMINICThe door opened to reveal Sasha and Axel, their hands laced together to show their new unity.“Leave us,” I barked at Axel, who flinched, but remained still.“You want me to watch, right?” He said quietly, his eyes on the floor. “I’m not leaving her with you.”I lifted my eyebrows, flabbergasted that my beta would continue to disrespect me so.My eyes met Sasha’s, her chest heaving as she met my eyes.“Tell your mate to leave, Sasha, before I rip his throat out and fuck him in it.” I smiled, examining her ample cleavage with interest.Axel moved forward, but Sasha put her hand on his chest, shaking her head as she gazed at him.“Go, Axel,” she commanded, and Axel flung open the door, nearly snapping it off his hinges as it slammed behind him.“What the fuck is his problem?” I laughed, mo
DominicMy wolf was silent.I ran through the forest at speed until the branches closed in on us, the scent of wet bark soothing my senses. My mind whirled with thoughts of the issues the pack faced, mainly the land we lived on.It was owned by us and had been for as long as I could remember, but land surrounded it that the government owned. For years, they’d pestered me about putting little lodge cabins by the lake, leading to the coast not far down from us.Did they want tourism or scandal?There was no way the pack would resist humans dotted around like fucking candy.I had to stop us from being exposed.But how?The Lylan Pack were the closest pack to us, but this didn’t concern them. They were happy in the mountains, and they coexisted peacefully with humans, something I refused to do.I hate humans. We’d been lucky enough not to have any as our fated mates, and no one would dare choose a hu
DANTEI watched Amber walk away towards the train station. Her head turned back once or twice as she tugged her shiny case behind her.You’re connected. I didn’t need my wolf to tell me that.I felt an affinity to her, and it was nothing like the mate bond I’d shared with Sasha that day.FLASHBACK“Are you looking forward to finding your mate?”I’d looked up at my father, grunting something inaudible.He was nervous because he thought I’d end up like my brother, Dominic, who was mateless.My eyes scanned the room, landing on Dominic as he glared at everyone around him.Unsociable, that’s all, Mother had said. My chest ached at the thought of her words in my mind. I could still smell her perfume, hear her sweet yet authoritative voice.She’s gone, Dante. Dominic’s gaze met
AMBERWhat am I doing? Why would I walk away from what might be the biggest story of my life?A werewolf. Turning on my heel, I strode outside, knowing Dante would be long gone.I hailed a cab, breathlessly giving him the name of the gym that Dante lived above, praying he knew where I meant.“You’re not dressed for the gym.” The cab driver chuckled, peering at me in the rearview mirror.“Oh, no. I’m visiting a friend.”Staring out of the window, I swallowed, wondering what the actual hell I’m doing.I didn’t even have an excuse to see him.“Where are you from?” The cab driver asked, making polite conversation that I wanted to avoid.“Chicago.”“You’re a long way from home, Missy.”“Seventy miles, give or take.”“Well, we’re at the gym,” he declared, tapping
DANTEI dragged my nose down Amber’s throat, inhaling deeply as she lifted her hips to mine, her hand turning my mouth to hers as our lips met in crushing harmony. Her scent drove me wild. Cherries and vanilla… and something else... Woman. My tongue licked her lips, my teeth nibbling on her chin, making their way down the nape of her neck. Her nipples hardened beneath my touch, her hands gripping fistfuls of my hair as I tore her clothes away, the scent of her arousal filling my senses. “Please,” she whimpered when my head slipped between her thighs, lapping at the silky folds that encased her intimate place. Long, confident strokes took me somewhere else entirely.Fuck, yes. “Oh!” Amber gasped, her thighs crushing my head as she bucked beneath me. She was like an iced drink on a hot day. Refreshing.My fingers gripped her ass, allowing me to feast on her the way I’d wanted
DOMINICI drummed my fingers on the desk, exhaling through my nose as Axel glanced at me nervously.“Don’t send anyone to my land again.”The panel before me exchanged confused looks.“But Mr Seven, that land’s sold. We were advising you–”“I won’t tolerate trespassing. My land, my rules.”The woman to my far right frowned, narrowing her eyes at me.“Is that a threat, Mr Seven?”I turned my full attention to her, my gaze holding hers.“I don’t make threats. I’m telling you what will happen.”Axel cleared his throat, sending me a worried look.“They won’t go near our land, correct?”“My land.” I snarled.“No, they won’t go near your land… But as they will be near the lake, would you at least allow the use of that?” The w
AMBERSomething made me turn around, almost like a silent command.I frowned, searching the sea of faces curiously, my eyes seeking a man that seemed to stand still, his chest heaving as he gazed at me.Breathe, Amber. I told myself, my heart hammering in my chest so hard I felt like I was going to pass out.The stormy green eyes that held mine made me feel like I was floating, the way they looked at me like I was a rare jewel he’d been searching for all of his life.My eyes aimed to skim over his suit, but they drag agonisingly slowly down his body, allowing me to see that he was a man that worked out.Probably four times a day. At least.As I released a breath, the sudden lightness in my head made me gasp.Like a magnet, he drew me to him, his broad frame tensed with every step I took. He swallowed hard, his eyes glowing a soft yellow as he suddenly tilted his head, his lips curving into the sexiest smile I’d ever see