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Poconos Pack Book 2
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: 11/12/2013
The better to make you mine, my dear…
When it came down to saving his best friend Ben’s relationship, Steven Hoode didn’t hesitate to trade his Florida timeshare for a month at Red Wolf Lodge. Cold weather isn’t his favorite thing, but hot snow bunnies are, so he plans to make the most of his vacation.
Good karma kicks in when he sees a pretty brunette chatting with the lodge owner. All thoughts of nuptials and nookie take a back seat to the heat that flares between them.
When Graciela “Chela” Mendoza catches sight of the gorgeous man shivering in a red-hooded parka, she realizes why he makes her heart beat faster. He’s her mate. The problem? Steven has no idea his friends are Wolves.
Chela plans to break it to him gently, but when he accidently witnesses the whole Pack shifting, things get a bit…hairy. He bolts, locking himself in his cabin and refusing to listen, even to Ben.
Unless she can get him to see that Wolves are people, too, Chela will lose her mate faster than she can say woof.
Warning: This book contains explicit sex, graphic language, a man packing some nice goodies and a she-Wolf all ready to gobble them up.
Ben took a step back from the blonde with the huge green eyes and pouty, Cupid’s-bow lips. “Hi, Belle.”
“Don’t hi me, you traitor.” The blonde stopped in front of them with a vacuous smile. Her head tilted to the side, sending waves of blonde curls over her shoulder. God, she really was like a miniature Barbie doll, complete with the rack and teeny waist. In the sweetest, most inane tone he’d ever heard, Belle asked, “Where’s Rick?”
Ben gulped, squaring his shoulders as if he were facing a firing squad rather than the world’s most fuckable doll. If Steve hadn’t known better, he’d have sworn the guy was ready to run for his life. “I refuse to answer on the grounds that I might be eviscerated.”
Belle’s perfectly shaped brows rose slowly. “Ben?”
Steve looked sharply at his friend. Was his voice actually shaking?
She smiled sweetly. “Who are you more afraid of?”
Ben actually paled. “Rick and Dave are in the solarium.”
Belle patted Ben’s arm. “There. That wasn’t so bad, was it?”
The woman’s expression transformed from blonde bimbo to friendly and animated. The green eyes that turned on Steve were sharp, assessing. This woman was no bimbo, no matter what role she played. “Who’s your friend?”
Ben jolted. “Belle, this is Steven Hoode. Steve, this is Rick’s wife, Belle.”
Steve picked up Belle’s hand and kissed the back of it. “Charmed.”
Belle laughed, the sound low and wicked. “Oh, you’re a bad boy, aren’t you?”
Steve grinned. He’d never try and steal Rick’s girl, but God, she was a pretty one. Too bad Rick had gotten to her first. “Trust me, I’m a very good boy.”
She pulled her hand gently from his. “You’re going to be trouble.”
Ben shook his head. “At least he’s honest about it.”
Belle turned her head at the sound of her name. “Shit. Chela. I’m in trouble.” She waved airily, but her gazed remained on whoever had spoken. “Later, guys.”
Steve blinked. There was someone scarier than the woman who’d just terrorized Ben into throwing his boyfriend under the bus? This woman he had to meet. He glanced over to where Belle was headed to see…
He swallowed hard.
And he’d thought Belle was good-looking.
Little Steve uncurled from its fetal position to wave hello at the pretty brunette motioning Belle over. Dark, rich hair, the color of really good coffee, was pulled back into a ponytail, the tip of which brushed her shoulder blades. He couldn’t see what color her eyes were, but he was willing to bet they’d be the same rich brown as her hair. Her skin tone was warm, bronzed even in winter. Full, red-tinted lips were quirked up in a smile as she shook her head at the petite blonde headed her way. She was about the same height as Belle, her curves not as obvious, but there was something about her that drew his gaze.
Steve blinked at the tissue Ben held out. “What’s this for?”
Steve rolled his eyes, but he took the tissue. His nose was starting to run from the cold outside. “Who’s that?”
Ben crossed his arms over his chest as Steve blew his nose. “Graciela Mendoza, aka Señorita Lobito.”
“Graciela.” It was a name as pretty as its owner. He got a good look at her pert backside as she turned away with Belle, heading for the fireplace. Man, that woman filled out a pair of jeans like no one he’d ever seen before. That was Little Miss Wolf? “Tell me about her.”
Ben shook his head. “Steve.”
He put his arm around Ben’s shoulder. “Dude. You owe me.” He shivered from the cold as another group of skiers walked through the huge glass doors. “You so owe me.”
“She’s like a sister to me.”
“And you’re like a brother to me.”
Ben closed his eyes. “That just makes this wrong on so many levels.”
Steve chuckled, but his attention was still mostly on Graciela. The woman was waving her arms around as she talked to Belle, her expressions full of animation, her body moving to a beat only she could hear. He wanted that animation, that passion, turned in his direction.
He bet she’d be wild in bed.
“Are you listening to me?”
A quick glance in their direction proved him right. She did have dark eyes. “Nope.”
“Aw, c’mon, Ben. Don’t you trust me with your sister?”
The look on Ben’s face was priceless. It was worth freezing his balls off just to see that.