Leaping the fence, he stalked around the house to disabuse the youths of their indiscretion. At the corner, a familiar scent ambushed him and every muscle in his body went rigid. His wolf’s head came up and they both studied the car waiting with the door open. An old Pinto, rusted and dilapidated the damn thing leaked fuel and coolant—he could smell both—but it wasn’t those acrid and sickly sweet scents aggravating him. No, it was…the screen door slammed and she walked out of the house. Her head whipped to the side as she spun to face him. Her eyes held the faint glow of her wolf. Always long-legged and tall, she’d blossomed into a beautiful, curvaceous woman. Her feet were bare and her shorts revealed deeply tanned legs. A man’s shirt fit her awkwardly, and she’d tied the ends together into a makeshift tank and rolled the sleeves to reveal her equally tan arms. Long hair—she’d always had the most beautiful long hair, satiny and shimmery under the sun. How he craved the sight of that hair, and he’d ordered her never to cut it, but it was gone. Her hair barely fell below her ears, chopped to what his sister would call a bob, and revealed the slender column of her vulnerable throat. Claire Webster was home.Long, Heather. Wolf Next Door (Wolves of Willow Bend Book 5) (p. 9). Heather Long. Kindle Edition.
Second chances are something that everyone deserves. The really nice thing is that second chances are not just for the old. Sometime, even the young need a second chance.
Tyler Buckley was born the youngest of the Buckley triplets. At the ripe old age of 5, he looked across a playground and saw his mate. As he understood it, that meant it was up to him to keep her safe. Unfortunately, in his mind, keeping her safe meant only letting her be friends with others that he approved of.
Claire Webster grew up in the house next door to the Buckley’s. Which could have been nice except for Tyler. When they were both children, Tyler declared that he was her mate and started to try to run her life. When a Hunter from Sutter Butte came to visit on business from his Alpha, he offered Claire something Tyler never had, a choice.
Years later, Tyler is startled to hear noises coming from the empty Webster house. He can’t believe what he finds there. Mason has granted Claire the opportunity to rejoin the pack. Will these two take advantage of their second chance?