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by Christy Gissendaner
Gina Moretti is determined to escape her rural home of Clinton, Indiana, a place where wolves have met, married, and mated for generations. As the only daughter of the alpha, she’s lived her entire life under her father’s rule. No way is she ready to find a mate until she’s experienced more of the world. Against her family’s wishes, she goes to Boston where her scientist cousin, Dominic, has offered to give her a place to stay. She stumbles, quite literally, into her cousin’s gorgeous boss.
Lucas Mason, a Southern boy turned self-made millionaire, rose above his poverty stricken childhood and now enjoys a life of luxury in Boston. To honor his murdered sister, he hires her lab partner to continue their research. His employee, Dominic Moretti, is on the brink of creating a method to combat the scent of a wolf when his country cousin breezes in. Luke knows in an instant that Gina is his mate. The only problem is…she doesn’t even realize he’s a wolf.
As Luke and Dominic get closer to medical trials, an unknown enemy becomes determined to stop them…at any cost. Can Luke discover his foe in time to protect his research…and his mate? And what will happen when Gina finds out he’s not quite as human as he’s led her to believe?
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Content/Theme(s): Shifters, Vampires
Release Date: December 5, 2013
Publisher: Taliesin Publishing
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Dominic patted the top of her head and clucked sympathetically. “Poor Gina. The grass isn’t always greener, you know?”
“Grass?” Gina resisted the urge to stick her tongue out at him. “I haven’t seen any grass here. Just concrete and asphalt.”
The hallway they walked down was lined with exotic woods, but appeared deserted. Up ahead, Gina could see a cluster of desks, and her super sensitive hearing caught snippets of conversation. Intent on sniffing the air to get a sense of the humans she was about to encounter, she didn’t notice Dominic had stopped walking until he caught her arm and hauled her back.
She turned toward him with a questioning expression. “What is it?”
His eyes darted toward the people and back to her. “Gina, you have to be careful. There aren’t many like us here.”
She rolled her eyes. “I know that, duh.”
“No, you don’t get it. People are different here. Just keep in mind that not everything is the way it seems back home.”
She gave him a sweet smile. “I understand. You’re worried I’ll embarrass you.” She patted his shoulder. “Don’t worry. I’ll be good. I promise. Now let’s go meet this fabulous billionaire boss of yours.”
She laughed at the look on Dominic’s face and swirled back around. Her elbow connected with an impossibly firm abdomen. A muffled grunt sounded when she tripped over an expensive-looking black leather shoe.
“Ahhh,” she cried out as she tumbled toward the floor. A pair of strong arms clamped around her and jerked her back to her feet. Embarrassed beyond belief, her cheeks flamed with the knowledge she’d just made a fool of herself. In front of Dominic’s boss, no less. It didn’t take a brain scientist to realize the handsome, make that extremely handsome, man before her was Luke Mason.
He was sex-on-a-platter hot. Chiseled cheekbones, firm jaw, unbelievably straight nose, and a teensy weensy dimple in the center of his chin. This man was a living, breathing Greek god.
“Are you okay?” Piercing green eyes locked with hers as Luke’s grip on her arms slowly loosened.
Gina felt a jolt in the pit of her stomach. Despite Dominic’s warning to blend in, she sniffed the air. She had to. Something about this man called to her animal nature. But there was nothing. Not a trace of the wolf scent. Despite his unbelievable height and incredible physique, only the scent of sandalwood and spice came to her. Disappointment swamped her. He was human.
Luke continued to watch her. Gina knew he waited for her to speak, but her tongue refused to budge. She’d known he would be good-looking, but the newspaper article hadn’t done him full justice. Instead of a suit, he wore casual jeans and a dark blazer. He had the sort of hair that would curl in the rain. She didn’t know how she knew it. She just did. The golden-brown waves were delightfully rumpled in the middle of his head, as if he’d just risen from bed.
Gina gave a tiny moan at the thought of him rising naked from the sheets. He would be gloriously golden, with a tight belly and even tighter buttocks. Physical need rocked her to the core. What was up with lusting after a human? Was it merely the fact he was every woman’s wet dream, or something more?
His sensual lips curved into a sexy smile as he scrubbed a hand over his belly. “Hell of sharp elbow you have there.”
“Oh God, I’m so sorry.” Gina wanted to sink through the floor. Why was she always such a klutz?
“Don’t worry about it.” He drawled in a soft, slow tone.
She’d read he was originally from Jackson, Mississippi. The Southern accent was unbelievably sexy, but not nearly as sexy as the man himself. His face was a mixture of Hollywood leading man and mixed martial arts fighter. He was gorgeous, yet hard. She could easily visualize him serenading a woman one moment, and then fighting to protect her next.
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