What am I doing? Why would I walk away from what might be the biggest story of my life?
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.
“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
DOMINICI stared at Jael as she pursed her lips, pissed that I wasn’t paying attention to her.“Alpha?”I grunted in response as Axel glanced at me, waving at Jael, who scowled.“Am I dismissed?” She asked curtly, hands on her hips.“It’s a fucking mating ceremony. I get it, Jael.” I snapped, not even bothering to look at her.I knew it pissed her off being my casual fuck, but I didn’t give a shit.I couldn’t stop thinking about the woman from the city.Jael stomped out, throwing me a glare over her shoulder. Axel raised his eyebrows, puffing out his cheeks as he laced his fingers behind his head.“Wanna talk about it?”“About what?” I glared at him, dragging my hands through my hair.“Alpha, you said she was your mate—”“I must’ve been wrong.”Why?Because a human cannot be my mate.“With all due respect, Alpha…”I groaned, annoyed that Axel was almost as fixated on it
DANTEMy brother watched me, his eyes locking with mine.I couldn’t refuse him, even now.After everything.“You better come in.”Dominic grunted, following me into the gym with a look of surprise.“You work here?”“I had to work somewhere, brother.”Dominic sighed, pushing his hands through his hair.“I’m sorry.”I lifted an eyebrow at him, crossing my arms over my chest.“You’re sorry?”“That’s what I said.”I stared at him, flicking the lights off as I nodded to the stairs to my apartment.Dominic followed me, turning his nose up with distaste when he saw my living space.I poured a whiskey, offering the bottle to him as he sank into the chair in front of him.“Don’t I get a tumbler?” He took a swig from the bottle, slamming it back down as he stared at me.“I drink whiskey alone,” I shrugged.“I want you to come back.”I drained my
AMBERThe banging on my door jolted me from my sleep; my eyes still half-closed as I ran to the door, muttering as I collided with the coffee table.“Ouch!” I moaned, lifting my tired eyes to the spyhole in the door. The messy dark hair and grey eyes that greeted me made my heart leap in my throat.Dante.He never showed up here mid-week—ever.Trembling, I slid my fingers over the lock, allowing the door to creak open.“Amber,” Dante murmured, stepping into my apartment. “I’m sorry it’s late.”His arms circled my waist, and instantly our lips met, his tongue searching my mouth urgently as he scooped me up into his arms, walking me over to the coffee table, dropping my bare bottom on it as I yelped.“I need you, Amber, now.” Dante spread my legs, his mouth on mine, as he tugged at his bottoms.“Dante, what—” I gasped as he thrust into me, his hand tugging on my hair.“I just need you. I need you.” He repeated, his h
DANTEI went back to the pack alone.There was no way I was walking in there with Amber—I had to see the state of the pack for myself.The closer I got, the familiar senses returned, my heart aching at the thought of seeing old friends and family I’d not seen for so long.I also needed to make sure Dominic wasn’t pulling some elaborate plan to steal Amber from under my nose.I shifted into my human form, tugging on some random clothes from a basket.They must’ve known I was coming, for no-one intercepted me on the way in, which was something that always happened.Everything looked the same, except for the expressions on the faces of the pack members.“Dante?” A voice boomed, and I turned to see Ryle approaching me from the woods, panting heavily. “Is that you? By the Goddess, is it?”My face broke into a smile as he embraced me, wrapping his arms around me, holding me close.“Alpha Dominic has been
DOMINICDante stared at the flurry of humans congregating around the construction of the cabins, his gaze hardening.“You can’t live beside them, can you?”I shook my head, crossing my arms.“You know I can’t, Dante.”This was killing me.Asking Dante for help. But there was no other choice. “If the pack doesn’t acclimatize to them, they’ll be exposed and potentially killed. I can’t, Dante. I can’t coexist like this.”“So you thought you’d ask me to forgive you and becoming your fucking beta?” Dante spat, his eyes wild with fury. “To keep the pack safe, huh? Since when have you ever put the pack before yourself, Dominic?”“You don’t have to forgive me,” I said with sincerity. “But I’m too…”Dante waited for me to finish the sentence, his chest heaving with every breath he took.The Dante I knew had faded so far I didn’t know if I could reach him anymore. “M