She doesn’t seem to be anyone’s favorite wolf…
Luciana Esposito Barrows never imagined her dream of uniting the Lone Wolves and giving them a home could go so terribly awry. First, her brother rejected her, repudiating her from Seven Hills and leaving her without a powerful ally. Then the U.S. packs put her on notice, monitoring their movements, keeping them contained…then the Russians came. The last person in the world she expected to turn on her, was her own mate.
She was everything to him…
Rayne Barrows never thought of himself as much of a romantic. In his heart, he was a soldier and had always risen to the task where he was needed. Born in the heart of the Delta Crescent pack, he’d grown up alongside a future Alpha and willingly served her father as a faithful Hound. When the battles for ascension began, he couldn’t face those he loved in combat. He chose a solitary path instead. Journeying around the world, he found himself in Italy…and discovered a wolf he could love. Luciana Esposito captured his heart and he followed her—even when he didn’t believe in her cause.
To save the woman he loves and the pack they formed, he challenged her and took her position as alpha. Can their mate bond survive such a betrayal?Long, Heather, Outlaw Wolves
What would you do to protect your mate? Really, stop and think about it for a minute. What would you do? Would you step in front of a bullet for them? Would you challenge them in front of the pack you are both trying to form and bond? And then what?
Rayne didn’t start out to become an Alpha. He couldn’t even say he believed in Luciana’s dream. But what he would say was that he loved her more than life itself. However, he also knew how the other Alphas would react to Luciana’s dealings with the outsiders.
Luciana wasn’t sure what to do now. She was hurt beyond anything she’d ever felt before. She still couldn’t believe that Rayne had challenged her! But when someone from her past shows up, what will she do? Will she stay or go?
This story starts a new set of stories for Willow Bend. While waiting for this one, I think I reread the series at least twice, if not more. I’d always wondered how Three Rivers pack had fared. I’m one of those folks who have in the past written what could best be described as “Fan Fiction” for a favorite TV series. I love to know what happened next. Well folks, this one answers that question.