Most Lone Wolves have a story—a pack they left behind, a love they lost, or worse, one they buried. Some leave their packs to roam because they crave freedom, and independence. Some leave because in their hearts, they can’t bear to stay. Some leave because they see no way to go back… Most wolves will roam at some point in their lives, fledgling adults leave to explore the world while more senior wolves may undertake a journey they always wanted. Many come home again, Mitch Jackson didn’t. He thrilled to living life on the road, first as a roadie for a rock band, traveling from city to city then later as an animal trainer at a circus. He’s had a lot of jobs, and all of them fun. Two years as an Enforcer hasn’t curbed his smile, but a rogue invasion of Russian wolves are enough to put a damper on anyone’s party especially when they set their sights on the packs’ more vulnerable members…
Amelia Sullivan couldn’t stay in Willow Bend, not after her sister embraced the life she’d always wanted. It aggravated her that Shiloh’s defiance earned her a free pass from their parents, parents who’d raised them all to reject the idea of going wolf. Having always put their family first, Amelia needs a breather from wolves, their politics, and their play. Taking the first excuse she can to go to a cooking school on the west coast, she flees. The last thing she expected was an order to return home within three months of her getting away. She wasn’t a wolf, she doesn’t have to obey…of course, not following the rules proves even more costly than she can imagine when she finds herself a prisoner and the change she always thought she wanted forced upon her…
Rescuing Amelia seemed a straightforward job until Mitch realizes what they’ve done, then saving her life proves to be the easier task as she undergoes her first transformation far from any Alpha. Can a happy go lucky Enforcer find the strength to keep her sane?
Long, Heather. Shadow Wolf (Wolves of Willow Bend Book 10) . Heather Long. Kindle Edition.
Mitch was normally easy going, but when he was asked to first working with the tracker from Willow Bend, and then rescue the kidnapped human, things got serious. The Russian wolves were striking randomly, and targeting more vulnerable pack members. What he’d found when he enters the abandoned building where Amelia Sullivan was being held was something no one ever wanted to find.
Amelia was sick and tired of pack politics. After her sister’s rebellion and return, she just couldn’t stand any more. Asking Mason for permission to attend cooking school on the west coast, she thought she was leaving all that behind her. In her mind, she was leaving the pack. It never dawned on her that the pack had bought the home she lived in, and probably was paying for her tuition. It just never dawned on her that Mason still considered her as one of his pack. Things got very real for her, however, when she was kidnapped right off the street as she did her morning jog.
After tracking her down after she left the basement, Mitch knew he had a problem. First things first, he needed to get them away from there. The best way he knew to do that was to head for his cabin. That was a trip in and of itself. He’d been injured during their escape, and just barely made it to the cabin. His situation was just the tip of the iceberg. Did he have the strength to help her. Did she have the strength of will to make it?
Never underestimate the power of pure stubbornness! Both of these folks had both in spades. These Russian wolves are an interesting advesary for the packs as they don’t seem to follow any of the same rules that the packs do!