Today I’m offering up a brief excerpt from The Alpha’s Secret, part of The Alpha’s Downfall, the Stonewall Pack Alpha Boxed Set coming out this week. In this scene, Bridget is struggling with not wanting to be mated while her two fated mates, Gavin and Liam, try to convince her otherwise. Enjoy!
“Tell us what it is,” Liam said.
She rounded on him, enunciating every word. “I don’t know what it is.”
Liam sat back in his chair. “Then what—”
She stood, the chair legs screeching, and made a cutting motion with her hands. “I just feel scared, okay? You’re both more dominant than me. Everyone’s more dominant than me. You’re going to steamroll right over me until nothing’s left.” Her face turned angry. “And that’s if you don’t turn mean after we’ve mated and start beating me.”
“Beating you,” Gavin echoed, his voice hollow.
It didn’t make sense. “What makes you think male mates beat their female mates?” Liam said. He’d never heard of such a thing. Females were to be cherished and protected.
“I don’t know,” she whispered. “I just know it happens.”
Gavin sat forward. “Did you see it?”
“I don’t know.” She sat down again, not looking at either of them. “I’ve always felt this way.”
Liam met Gavin’s eyes, and immediately knew what he was thinking. There was a story here. A mystery. And who better than two PIs to figure it out. She might think they couldn’t fix it, but she was wrong.
In the meantime, there were other approaches they could take. “What if you get to know us before we take things further?” Liam said. “If you find out we’re good guys, will that make a difference?”
“Maybe,” she said softly.
“Then give us a chance.” Liam slipped his hand into hers. “Date us. In public, with plenty of people around. Let us show you.”
She squeezed his hand. “Okay.” She let out a little huff of breath. “I feel so scared. At the same time, I feel like…”
“Like you trust us?” Gavin said.
Her tongue darted out to wet her lips. “Like I want to lick every inch of your bodies.”
From New York Times and USA Today bestseller Tabitha Conall…
Can they overcome their demons to find a love that lasts?
In a world where werewolves mate in threes, four threesomes face an intractable foe to find love. As an overwhelming mating lust pulls them together, they must face obstacles both outside and within their triads and conquer them all to have any hope of everlasting love.
This boxed set includes the following four novellas:
The Alpha’s Pack: An overwhelming lust draws werewolves to their two mates in this otherwise ordinary world. Deirdre, Jake and Sam find each other only to discover they must conquer the Stonewall Pack Alpha or be separated forever. Their enemy breaks every rule to get what he wants. Can these three mates overcome him to find their “happily ever after?”
The Alpha’s Obsession: Hidden in an otherwise modern world, werewolves mate in threesomes dictated by a mating lust that tells them without doubt who their fated mates are. After struggling through years of separation made worse by the mating urge riding them all, three werewolves come together once again. Maeve, Nate and Damian must face their past in a fight for their love and their lives. Can they overcome their pasts to build a better future together?
The Alpha’s Secret: Werewolves mate in threesomes in this world where packs operate just under the surface of everyday life. Private investigators Gavin and Liam find their mate, Bridget, while on a case. But in spite of the mating lust riding all three of them, Bridget resists the urge. Something stronger than the mating lust keeps her from committing. Meanwhile, Gavin and Liam discover treachery in her past. Can they unravel the clues to both mysteries so all three of them can come together at last?
The Alpha’s Legacy: An overwhelming mating lust pulls mates together in this world where werewolves mate in threesomes. Sheriff Caleb Couteux comes to Marysburg to investigate the former Alpha of Stonewall pack, but gets more than he bargained for when he discovers his mates. Best friends for years, Fiona and Grady fought the love between them until the mating lust draws them together…with Caleb. But Grady sees Caleb as an interloper, and Caleb feels left out of their twosome. Can they solve their relationship problems in time to face the trouble to come?
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