I'm at a loss for words. How did he find out about Sarah? It hasn't been twenty-four hours since I met this woman, and Lenox already sits in my damn office. No, I can't consider his knowledge and presence the biggest problem.
My main concern should be finding out who's spreading information beyond our borders. It's not that I care if Lenox finds out anything going on in my district; what I'm concerned about is who is the next person who will get to know more.
Today it's my brother; tomorrow, it may be an enemy. I can't have a traitor or spy running around giving information to those who don't belong to the district.
We may have a huge territory and three powerful Alphas leading it, but we
Lenox pov Playing with my brothers has always been fun, regardless of time or circumstance. However, today, I'm more excited than ever. The terror on Luka's face is probably the most beautiful sight I've ever seen. In fact, I've never seen my brother as distraught as he is now, but for once, I'm not responsible for the disaster. Sure, I decided to visit Luka to tease him and see what this woman is all about, but that's not all. What caught my attention was Lazarus. Our older brother is an anti-social loner who hates everything and everyone. He's the grumpy old bastard of our trio, so the fact that someone caught his attention is grand. The fact that he acted on instinct might be even better
Sarah povA 'golden ticket'?Who the hell pulled on the tip of my tongue for me to offer Lazarus such a vile thing? I know I gave him the green light he was waiting for, I can tell by the look on his face, but now that I watch the grin spread across his lips, I wonder if I made the right decision. He takes a mere step toward me, and my body instantly tenses. My grip on the towel tightens, and the lump in my throat spreads out to the point I can't breathe. Even my heart is pounding as violently as ever. I raise my hand again, and to my surprise, Lazarus stops. No man who wants to take advantage of a woman would ever approach her so carefully or stop as soon as she raises her hand. Perhaps I judged him too quickly.What if the infamous Alpha Lazarus is a man of his word?"What is it?" Lazarus arches an eyebrow as he takes a step back. Good, now that he's increasing the distance between us, I feel like I can breathe again. What on Earth is wrong with me? I told him he'd get a once-in
Lazarus povSo close. I was so goddamn close, but then these two assholes appeared out of nowhere, and Luka had to act like a fucking idiot. First of all, today, more than ever, I wonder how the hell we are related. But most importantly, I can't wrap my mind around what happened in Sarah's cabin. Did that moron really grab me by the ear and drag me out of there like a misbehaving child?Oh, bring it on; I'm ready to wreak havoc. I free myself from his grip and push Luka away from me. "What the hell is wrong with you?" I scream at him as Lenox watches us with amusement. Speaking of which, when did the spawn of Satan arrive, and why did he decide to visit Luka's district?Since Luka does nothing but stare at me, well, maybe he throws daggers out of his eyes, but who cares, I turn my attention to Lexon. "To what do we owe the displeasure, menace?" A wide grin spreads across my lips as I scan the surroundings and add, "I don't see your broom around. Have you given up the old act and de
Sarah povThank God none of the three troublemakers return after they leave my cabin. I can't believe I was about to offer myself to Lazarus. No, I can't believe I actually did it. Where's my mind? My sanity? The remnants of my self-respect?I came here to see my best friend and run away as soon as I'd get the chance, but instead, I remained in an area full of wolves. Speaking of which, perhaps I should leave this mess and visit Cade. Of all the people I know, he always has good advice and an answer to my questions. Surely, he'll be surprised to see me, but he'll get over it. Running from the monsters is one thing, but technically, I have a pack of more dangerous monsters protecting me from the nightmare that haunts me. Once I've made up my mind, I take a few deep breaths and pick up the phone in the cabin to dial reception. "Main floor," a pleasant female voice booms through the device. "Yes, hello, I just wanted to ask if Alpha Lazarus, Luka and their friend left the building.
Lenox povAnd it's official- I might be an idiot when I don't control my emotions. Not only did I say way too much, but I also blew my cover. More or less. If this cat person is half as smart as I believe she is- she'll put two and two together. In no time, once the twatwaffle leaves, she'll bring up the bits about my brothers. I didn't intend to tell her that all three of us are related; that was a detail I wanted to keep to myself and use as an advantage. Well, shit happens; I'll have to come up with a new plan. The micro dick looks back and forth between me and the pussycat a few times, sends her what I assume is supposed to be a threatening glare, turns around and trudges to his car. "Aye, dickwaffle!" I call out to him. Honestly, I didn't think the moron would react, but he stops in his tracks and turns around. "Yes, Alpha?"First of all, I have no idea how I can hold my face as straight as it is. The fact that he reacted to the insulting nickname and spoke up in that angry
Sarah pov"Why the hell do you have your hands all over her?" That voice... So deep and full of anger. Just hearing those words sends a shiver down my spine. Perhaps I'm selfish, but I don't want anyone near Lenox and me. Not that I'm fond of the guy, but he just saved me and gave me the comfort I didn't know I needed. I've never stood up to my brother like that before, and it was an absolute pleasure to see a man who could bring Angus to his knees. Angus has always had a death wish of sorts- he's known for his unpredictable nature and fearless nature in our pack. That's why father has decided that Angus will take over the cats when his time is up. I let out a deep sigh, mumble a weak thank you and push Lenox away from me. Now that we have company, we can't ignore it. I expect to see fuming Lazarus, but instead of that scary son of a bitch, I'm faced with angry Luka. His hands are clenched into fists; the vein on his neck might pop out if he doesn't lose the damn tension. I tilt
Lazarus povSometimes I feel like there's no bigger cockblocker than my own damn brothers. And at this point, it's not just a feeling. Let's be fair- what could be a bigger turn-off than watching someone drag your man out of the building?Should I punch Luka's gut, rearrange his face or go for the easiest option: murder? I have no idea which I'll choose, but I'm leaning far too close to the latter option. He's blown my chances with an insanely attractive cat shifter. I keep wondering about this bullshit even after my brothers leave, and I'm left alone with the urgent need for a plan. A bet, they said...How could I make a woman fall in love with me? I mean, I could rail her until she can taste the damn stars, but is that enough to reach her on an emotional level? Sarah isn't my everyday quickie or a one-night stand. One look at her was enough for me to want to claim her. I'm taking a big risk here because women like Sarah were created to be worshipped and loved, not used and thrown
Sarah povI wake up wrapped in the most comfortable sheets ever. I'm surrounded by a scent of fresh lavender and heavy musk. Everything about this setting feels foreign and strangely familiar at the same time. As I manage to rub the last remnants of sleep from my eyes and take in the scenery, I remember that I'm not at the cabin anymore. Lazarus caught up with me and took me to his territory, his home.If only I could find the right words to describe how grateful I am for him. Sure Lazarus comes across as an arrogant, possessive asshole, but he has a big, loving heart that he tries to hide. Like others, he has a past and secrets, and I'm sure someone or something has hurt him so deeply that he's afraid to truly enjoy his feelings. I have no intention of starting a relationship with anyone, but I don't want to hurt his feelings either. Later, hopefully, we'll have time to catch up with this situation. I have to tell him that I appreciate his help, but it ends there. Besides, I have