When Aspen Clarke saw Skylar Ashmore for the first time, her cougar screamed that this wolf would be hers. But Aspen can't trust the mating call because she knows all to well that sometimes fate can get it wrong. After a steamy night with Skylar, Aspen is broken-hearted to find that her worries are founded when she awakens alone and confused. So, she runs back to Pinwood Creek and her old pride who'd always made her feel welcome, unlike her own parents. Little does she know that she carries more with her than emotional baggage. Now faced with motherhood alone she's decided that she doesn't need a mate.
Skylar just wanted to forget his last assignment, so like he had for the past six months after he was forced to execute yet another shifter he stopped at the little restaurant a town over from his apartment to lose himself in good food. He never expected to lose himself in a female. He took the beautiful Aspen to bed the moment he caught her scent, his wolf beside itself wanting to claim its mate. But after it was over he knows he's made a mistake...because he's already mated. So, he runs and hopes he can beg his mate for forgiveness.
Xavier had never felt a betrayal so deep as when Skylar slid into bed beside him smelling of a female, not even when his old pack had nearly beat him to death. But soon that feeling of betrayal faded to confusion, then surprise when he realized that whatever female his mate had taken was also his mate.
Now Skylar and Xavier will hunt for their missing mate. But little do they know, Skylar's last assignment has a loose end that's just waiting for the right moment to strike--and it's set its sights on Aspen.
Can Aspen accept the man who left her pregnant and doubting mating all over again? Can Skylar and Xavier convince her to mate with not one, but both of them? Will Aspen survive to forgive?
Be Advised: M/M/F with M/M scenes, anal sex
About the Author
Astrid Cielo is a Mississippi girl who enjoys a variety of things. By night, she is a nurse in her local ER, and by day, she is spilling her imagination out on paper. Astrid began writing when she was a child her stories featuring a variety of characters. When she was in high school she wrote her first completed story and was published twice in poetry anthologies. Gathering her courage, Astrid self-published her first book, Surrender Serenity, Salin’s Salvation, Book 1 and enjoyed every minute of it. Now she balances her time between being a nurse (which she loves) and writing down the scenes that play out in her mind. She also plays World of Warcraft (which all of her friends think is weird)! Astrid would love to hear from you!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Holy flipping twist and a half with this one. I definitely didn’t see it coming at all, yet loved every minute of it. Cielo is an explicitly detailed author who goes the extra mile to draw her audience fully into the heart of her story. As a reader you can visualise each and every aspect of the novel while still having the leeway to use your imagination and let it run wild (and believe you me, it will). Cielo has not only developed a uniquely racy supernatural tale, she has also created a fully rounded, heartfelt story. This novel may have had my pulse racing (more than once), but it also brought tears to my eyes. I absolutely love the variety of shifters that Cielo brings into play in this novel, as well as the large variety of personalities that we get to know. Characters are fully developed without becoming overdeveloped. I also really appreciate the fact that couples remain individuals and part of a team, rather than becoming a single inseparable entity as one sees with many shifter matings. I definitely can’t wait to read more from this talented author, both in the Pinecreek shifters series and her other works. I fell in love with this world all over again with this novel and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this novel to anyone who likes to spice it up a little. Please note that I received this novel free of charge from the author in exchange for an honest review.