My name is Nancy Adams. I am a full-blooded Canadian, right down to the maple syrup running though my veins. I enjoy watching hockey but despise skating...and the cold. I enjoy a good helping of Tourtiere with a side of Poutine as much as the next person, yet I am only bilingual when it comes to swear words.Besides writing, I have three small - but legal - addictions: bed linens, lavender and books. All of which are replenished on a regular basis. Reading into the wee hours of the morning is one of my many bad habits, next to spontaneously rearranging furniture and randomly painting rooms in my house.
Theo’s sole purpose for the last ninety-eight years was to protect his wolf. That changed the moment he met Drew and the wolf called ‘Mate’.
Carrying the soul of an extinct wolf alongside your own isn’t easy. Swapping into said wolf is even harder. Ask Theo Grey—he’s been doing it for ninety-eight years. Yet, after surviving two world wars, witnessing the space race and patiently enduring the eighties, you’d think he’d have seen it all, but nothing could have prepared him for meeting Tofino’s new vet, Drew O’Bannion and according to the wolf, his mate.
Drew loves her dog, sleeping in and coffee. She also loves being a vet. The main reason behind her accepting the veterinarian practice offered to her from a family friend. Hoping for a slower pace at life Tofino seemed the ideal spot. What she didn’t expect was Officer Theo Grey. Theo is tall, dark and drop dead gorgeous, a definite 10 on the ‘wow’ scale. Regardless of his looks, there is more to Theo, there is her unexpected attraction for him. It’s unnerving and completely out of character for her, but she is able to match Theo’s hungry kiss, for hungry kiss.
With their desire growing at an alarming rate and the threat of an unknown shooter roaming the woods of the coastal town, Theo must face the ultimate decision—let Drew go for her own safety or claim his mate for all time.
Reader Advisory: This story contains scenes of violence and threats of non-consensual sex.
“So your little lover has left you, has she? Gone back to treat sick animals? How very noble of her.”
The wolf growled and Theo fought the urge to reach through the window and haul Linde’s fat ass to the ground and beat some manners into him. He knew Linde was trying to prick at his temper, wanted him to make a mistake, and if Theo did that as a police officer, there would be repercussions. This was when living for well over a hundred and twenty years came in handy, dealing with—as Drew liked to call them—ass-hats.
“Very good, Mr Linde. Hitting where you believe you can cause the most damage.”
“Thank you. I’ve been playing this game a long time.” Linde grinned.
“That would make two of us.”
“Now that is intriguing.” Linde sat forward and rested his elbows on his knees. “And how long would that be exactly?”
Theo snorted despite the anger that swirled in his belly.
The wolf pushed to the surface of his face. Theo’s skin prickled and his eyes burned. The beast had done this very thing a few times before to warn off potential threats, so Theo recognized the sensation right away. This behavior wasn’t something he allowed very often, but in this case he went with the flow. He took off his sunglasses, and bending at the waist, he leveled his stare at the older man. “It’s time for you to leave this area, Mr Linde,” Theo said with a smile.
Linde’s eyes suddenly grew wide as Theo’s eyes flashed a silvery-white.
Linde blinked as Theo chuckled and once again covered his eyes with his sunglasses. Linde didn’t appear overly nervous, but the wolf pulled in his fear.
Satisfaction hummed through his veins. Damn, that felt good.