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Kevin Santhil opened his eyes, looked around the room and panicked.
What the fuck?
Then it all came back to him. Jayâ€™s battle, his friendâ€™s victory and Kevin letting the wolf alpha, James, sweet-talk him into bed. Well, one of those things wasnâ€™t as bad as the others.
Memories of the night before flashed through his head, a sexy recap as his morning erection bobbed for attention. He resisted the urge to rub offâ€”he needed to get out before James woke. If he saw those gorgeous eyes open, he knew heâ€™d be unable to resist a repeat of the previous night.
Kevinâ€™s stomach churned over how much he enjoyed being in Jamesâ€™ bed. Heâ€™d never spent all night with anyone before. His deep-seated fear of commitment ensured he generally snuck out long before his bedmate woke. The fact he didnâ€™t want to make a fast exit had his heart beating rapidly and his breath quickening. Heâ€™d never wished to linger in another manâ€™s bed before. Usually he couldnâ€™t find his clothes and the exit fast enough.
He turned to examine the large man lying beside him. Jamesâ€™ long, slow breaths soothed Kevin. Just being next to the alpha settled the worry chewing him from the inside out.
Most people appeared younger, gentler, while asleep. James looked like he could snap awake and spring into action, taking down anyone who threatened his pack.
It was kind of hotâ€”dangerously so.
Kevin had worked too hard to get into wizarding college to throw it all away for a gorgeous alpha wolf, no matter how much he longed to spend the rest of the day licking the sexy man all over. He needed to concentrate on his studies, not on his desperate need to have James back inside him.
Glancing at the clock, Kevin cursed. If he didnâ€™t get his butt moving, he was going to be late for class. Sliding away from the warm, sensual man took a huge amount of willpower. It didnâ€™t help when James grabbed him around the middle and snuggled him back against his hard body as if Kevin belonged there.
I must resist. Somehow the mental pep talk failed to persuade him to move an inch away from its comfy spot spooning with the alpha. Damn his pheromones. James smelled divine, a hot, musky scent that drove Kevinâ€™s hormones wild.
â€œWhere ya goinâ€™?â€ Jamesâ€™ deep, sleep-roughened voice murmured in his ear. A puff of hot air brushed across his sensitive skin. Kevin shuddered in response.
Sharp teeth nipped his lobe, making his cock go from slightly interested to desperately needy. A moan broke from his throat as he gave in to the inevitable and rubbed against the hard man behind him.
Damn! The big wolf shifter woke up stiff and ready for action. Kevinâ€™s resolve melted faster than an ice cube on a summer sidewalk.
â€œLet go.â€ Kevin half-heartedly tried to move the muscular arm that pinned him so easily in place. A difficult protest when his body yearned to stay in the snuggly cocoon of the big wolfâ€™s arms, even as his mind knew class started in an hour.
He couldnâ€™t miss class. As his father always said, if you lack talent, make up for it with persistence. Of course, his father was an abusive asshole, but he did occasionally dispense good advice. What Kevin lacked in pure magical power, he made up for with tenacity. This morning he had Magical Theory, and if he were even a minute late, heâ€™d probably miss the one essential fact in an hour of droning monologue. He suspected the professor saved the good bits for students who showed up on time. Since he could never get his act together this early in the morning, Kevin had never been able to substantiate his theory.
â€œNo, Iâ€™m going to keep you in my bed where you belong.â€ Jamesâ€™ warm breath slid across Kevinâ€™s skin, leaving hot desire in its wake. His cock dripped pre-cum in appreciation. Stupid hormones didnâ€™t care about Kevinâ€™s schedule. They thought there was more than enough time for a good tumble in the bed before school.
He reluctantly broke away from the gorgeous alpha, his goal the edge of the bed, far from temptation. â€œIâ€™ve gotta go. I have class in half an hour.â€
He still needed to take a shower unless he wanted to go to class smelling like cum. Heâ€™d lost track of how many times theyâ€™d had sex last night, but his entire body ached in places he didnâ€™t even know could hurt. Spending all day on a hard wooden school chair wouldnâ€™t be comfortable but definitely worth the price.
â€œYouâ€™ll come back.â€
James definitely didnâ€™t lack confidence but with those kinds of bedroom skills, the man had reason to expect Kevinâ€™s compliance to a crook of his finger. Kevin didnâ€™t even know if he liked the enormous shifter as a person, but the attraction was undeniable. He desperately needed to get away from James before the alpha could convince him to abandon his schedule for a large cock and a possessive attitude.
When James had coaxed him into his bed last night, Kevin hadnâ€™t even thought to protest. Strangeâ€”he wasnâ€™t the type who slept with just anyone. Especially not someone heâ€™d just met. Truthfully, James hadnâ€™t had to work too hard to lure Kevin into his bed.
â€œIâ€™ll be back after school,â€ he lied.
Uh-huh. Not going to happen. If he had an ounce of self-preservation heâ€™d flee from the pack house and never return. He continued wiggling toward the end of the mattress.
James clamped his big hands on Kevinâ€™s hips, stopping his forward progress then sliding him back into Jamesâ€™ arms. Pressing his nose against Kevinâ€™s neck, he inhaled deeply. â€œWhy do humans bother to lie to werekin? We can always tell.â€
James flipped Kevin over. A hand placed under his chin forced Kevin to meet the alphaâ€™s eyes.