by N.J. Walters
Salvation Pack Book Six
When love runs wild, there are no limits.
Full-blooded werewolf Elias Gallagher, sole guardian of his half-breed teenage nephews, is all too aware that the world is not a safe place for a werewolf on his own. Doubly so for half-breeds.
He brings his nephews to North Carolina to check out the Salvation Pack’s openness to half-breeds. He never expected to find a mate—the fully human mother of a young boy—while there.
After enduring one tragedy after another over the past two years, Sue Walsh is focused solely on earning a living and raising her five-year-old son. With her ex suddenly demanding custody, the last complication she wants or needs is an attraction to a ruggedly handsome stranger.
But the sexual pull between them is too strong to be denied. And when there’s trouble with the local hunters, Elias will do whatever it takes to protect the people he loves. Even if it means revealing his biggest secret.
Warning: This book will make your heart pound with excitement, your body sizzle with anticipation and your toes curl with satisfaction. The power of love will make you believe anything is possible.
Genre: Paranormal RomancePurchase link(s): Samhain Amazon ARe BAM iTunes Kobo B&N
Content/Theme(s): Shifters, Werewolves, Small town
Release Date: April 5, 2016
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Excerpt & More
Elias managed to swallow his temper. This was the last thing they needed. If the lady called the law and reported a wolf in the woods, they’d have to pack up and leave. He’d expected better from Reece, but maybe he shouldn’t have. The boy had been pushing the boundaries Elias had set lately.
Problem was, Elias understood. Making that first transition to wolf form changed everything. It was natural to want to shift often and test the limits of your wolf. Reece was only being a normal teenage werewolf. Problem was, they weren’t on safe turf. There was no pack land for them to run wild on.
He ignored his nephews and focused on the woman in front of him. She was around average height, but that was the only thing average about her. Her shoulder-length blond hair sparkled in the evening sunlight, framing a very expressive face. Her eyes were light blue, her skin smooth and her lips full. Right now, those lips were pulled into a tight line.
He could smell her fear. It burned his nostrils and made his wolf growl with displeasure. Neither of them liked it. A small boy peeked around her. He had the same features as the woman, the same light hair and blue eyes.
Her son. She was married.
Something dark and dangerous welled up inside him. She had a mate, a husband. She was fully human and he shouldn’t want her.
His wolf chuffed in protest, but he ignored the creature. He had bigger worries than finding the woman in front of him attractive and alluring.
He turned toward Sage, but the woman moved, putting herself in front of Sage. She kept her son behind her as well. She was protecting his nephew. From him.
He didn’t know whether to laugh or applaud her courage.
“Who are you?” she demanded. She raised her hand slightly, and he noticed the rock she clutched tightly in her fingers.
He raised his hands in surrender. “Hey, it’s okay.”
“It’s okay,” Sage told her. “That’s my uncle.”
“Elias Gallagher,” he offered.
She swallowed but didn’t lower the rock. “What are you doing here? This is private property.”
Elias wanted to take her into his arms and reassure her that everything was okay. That he’d protect her and her son. He clamped down hard on his instinctual response. She was off limits. She had a husband and son.
“Where’s your husband?”
That was the wrong question to ask. Her shoulders tightened and she began to back away. “That’s none of your business.”
She started to say more but her son interrupted her. “He’s gone.”
“Gone?” Was her husband dead? “I’m sorry.”
She bit her bottom lip and glanced at her son. “We’re divorced. Not that it’s any of your business, Mr. Gallagher.”
Pure elation shot through him. She didn’t have a mate. What kind of idiot would abandon a woman like this one? Not to mention his own son. He didn’t know her name, but she was beautiful and courageous. The way she’d stepped in front of Sage told him she had a protective streak as well.
“Call me Elias.”
“I don’t plan on calling you anything at all.” She grabbed her son’s hand. “Come on, Billy, it’s time to go home.”
The little boy glanced longingly at the Reece. “Doggy.”
Elias crouched down and motioned to Reece. If the boy wanted to shift into his wolf, he could damn well help Elias deal with this situation they were now in. “He won’t hurt you,” he promised.
Reece trotted over to stand beside Elias. In his wolf form, his nephew stared at Sue. Elias could see a longing there. The boy might almost be a man, but he missed his mother.
Billy started to sidle forward, but his mother stopped him.
“Really, Reece would never hurt your son.”
Sue didn’t know what to do. The two strangers and their pet wolf were all staring at her as though she held their futures in her hands. Not to mention the way her son was looking at her. She knew he was enthralled with the wolf and wanted to pet him.
Her first instinct was to protect her son. But none of them had hurt him or made any threatening moves. She freely admitted that the past was coloring her reaction to them. She didn’t trust good-looking men, thanks to her ex. And the sight of a wolf was enough to want to make her run screaming.
They were all waiting for her. Billy was practically vibrating with impatience. He was tugging on her hand, trying to break free of her grip so he could go to the wolf.
She nibbled on her bottom lip and finally made her decision. “I’m Sue Walsh and this is my son, Billy.”
The wolf chose that moment to trot forward. He sat in front of her and waited. Tentatively, she put out her hand and touched the creature’s head. “Nice dog.” Elias winced, and she cocked one eyebrow in question. “Well, he is a dog, isn’t he?”
“No, ma’am. He’s a wolf. To call him a dog is an insult.”
The wolf seemed totally unperturbed.
“I think he’s tough enough to handle it.” The wolf licked her hand in response.
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