Little does he know that Mason has taken over the pack and has much different plans in store for him and Viviane.
It’s been 6 long years since AJ Buckley walked free. A weekend in the city with his triplet brothers that was supposed to be a chance to sow some wild oats had turned deadly. The desperate cry of a woman had drawn them into an alley where a bloody scene greeted them. A small female was swinging a makeshift weapon at her attacker.
Rage gripped AJ as he tore the man’s body apart. His brothers aided him in the work. Turning to the woman, he commanded her to say nothing. Arrested by the police, he was tried for murder. Convicted, he was sentenced to 25 years to life. His Alpha, Toman, ordered his brothers home. The Alpha repudiated him and forbade his family to contact him.
After spending a year in jail for contempt, Vivian has dedicated herself to getting him freed. She hadn’t wanted to refuse to testify on AJ’s behalf, but his command kept her silent. During the last 5 years, she began to doubt her own sanity. More than once, she’d awaken to find herself in strange surroundings. She’d even gone so far as to attempt suicide. Thankfully she’d reached out to her court appointed psychologist for help. Now, at last her struggle to free AJ seemed to be working.
AJ has been freed on a technicality from prison. He thinks that his old Alpha, Toman, is planning to kill him on his return to Willow Bend. Little does he know that Mason has taken over the pack and has much different plans in store for him and Viviane.
Rating: 5 out of 5.
I adored this book. I am having so much fun reading about the wolves of Willow Bend. The difficulty faced by AJ after having been unjustly imprisoned is handled well in this book. While you don’t have to read them in order, it does help!
“Yes.” She graced him with perfect honesty. “I need an attorney. More…I need one I can trust. I want a divorce, but I have to know that you can handle Giles. He’s a dangerous guy, but you’re not looking at me like a concerned lawyer offering his services.”
He wasn’t? It took discipline to school his features. “How am I looking at you?”
“Like a man who likes what he sees.” A hint of spice deepened the air around her, arousal with a touch of excitement. She liked that he looked at her that way.
Ryan Huston serves the pack in all their public financial dealings. Connected politically and personally, he possesses a unique ability to segue into and out of human life. He’s never been afraid to use his animal’s dominance to his advantage and, though he and Toman—the Alpha of Willow Bend—are often at odds, his loyalty to the pack has never truly been tested. Not until he meets Tiffany.
Tiffany Anderson grew up hard in a world defined by its uncertainties. Meeting Giles Taglioni seemed like a happy accident turned fairy tale. Five years into the abusive marriage, Tiffany wants out. Tiffany knows Taglioni will never let go of his daughter—he’d kill her before he lets her take Alexis away from him. A desperate woman with no options until a chance encounter changes everything.
Ryan is like no one Tiffany’s ever met, but she doesn’t dare believe him when he offers to help her. Long ago made familiar with the monsters in the dark, she doesn’t dream of princes on white horses sweeping her away. She also never imagined a big, bad wolf was exactly what she needed.
This is such a delightful start to the series, and a wonderful explanation of how Tiffany and Alexis came to Willow Bend. This sets things up so well for what is to come in later books.