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Luke's Surprise
     

Luke's Surprise

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by Lavinia Lewis
 

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Is true love with your soul mate worth risking your life for?

When werewolf Luke Morgan runs a simple errand with his brother Kelan, the last thing he expects to find at their neighbour's ranch is his soul mate. The incredibly sexy ranch foreman Mark Malone is every gay man's fantasy. The only problem? Neither Luke nor Mark are gay.

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Overview

Is true love with your soul mate worth risking your life for?

When werewolf Luke Morgan runs a simple errand with his brother Kelan, the last thing he expects to find at their neighbour's ranch is his soul mate. The incredibly sexy ranch foreman Mark Malone is every gay man's fantasy. The only problem? Neither Luke nor Mark are gay.

Unable to deny the attraction they feel for one another, they decide to try and make things work between them. The relationship at first seems all they could hope for but trouble in the guise of Ethan Walker, a werewolf who has his sights set on Luke, threatens to destroy their newfound happiness and the future they have planned together.

When Ethan's threats turn to physical violence, will they still think the mating bond and blossoming love between them is worth risking their lives for?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780857155283
Publisher:
Totally Entwined Group Ltd
Publication date:
04/25/2011
Series:
Shifters' Haven , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
114
Sales rank:
310,544
File size:
256 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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“Luke! Get your butt in here and help me carry these damn boxes!”

Luke put down the book he was reading and rolled his eyes at his brother’s hollerin’. He’d been happy to move home after finishing his senior year in college, but his elder brother Kelan had taken to ridin’ his ass on a daily basis about anything and everything.

As much as he loved the ranch, he was beginning to wonder if he’d be better off finding himself a place in Houston. Sure he couldn’t live for free then like he was now, but the few hundred bucks a month seemed like a small price to pay for his sanity.

“Luke!”

“I’m coming!” Luke shouted back. “Jeez, can’t a man have five minutes peace in this place?”

Luke stormed into the kitchen and glared at his brother. Kelan was piling boxes near the door that looked damn near as heavy as he was. Kelan was shirtless, his muscles rippling as he worked and he was sweating up a storm.

At five foot seven and a hundred and forty pounds, Luke was not a large man especially when stood next to Kelan who came up at six foot four. Luke often wondered if they were from the same stock. But looks could be deceiving. Luke’s wolf genes meant he was stronger than most men his size. Strength aside, he looked at the boxes and groaned.

Kelan raised an eyebrow and his mouth curled up into a smirk.

“What? Too heavy for you, or you afraid you might break a nail?”

“I might be small but I could still take you.” Luke sniffed.

Kelan let out a low, booming roar of laughter.

“I’d like to see the day, little brother. In fact, I’d probably welcome it. Looking out for an entire pack is not all it’s cracked up to be, ya know. Some days I’d gladly hand over the responsibility.”

Luke was surprised by his brother’s response. He knew Kelan loved being alpha of their pack. He’d been born for it. Maybe something had happened that Luke wasn’t aware of. That would sure explain why Kelan had been so riled up lately.

“Is everything alright with the pack?” he inquired.

Kelan looked thoughtful for a moment. He opened his mouth to say something then shook his head and picked up a box.

“Nah, it’s nothing I can’t handle. Now get over here and grab a box, will ya? I need them loaded in the truck.”

Luke didn’t push. If Kelan wanted to tell him, he’d do so in his own time. His brother could be as stubborn as a mule when he wanted to be. Luke crossed the room and lifted the first box. Yep, they were as heavy as they looked. He grunted and made for the kitchen door.

“What the hell is in these things anyway? Lead?”

“Tools I found in the barn. Used to belong to pop. Figured they were no use to us, so I’m giving them to old man Walker. He just bought another hundred acres and took on two new hands so I reckon he could put ‘em to good use.”

Luke hid his grin from Kelan as he lugged the box outside. As obstinate as his brother could be, he had a good heart. He was always looking out for members of the pack. It was one of the things that made him such a good alpha.

When they had finished loading the boxes, Kelan went into the house to get cleaned up and grab his shirt. Luke followed him inside. After a quick shower, he caught up with his brother in the kitchen.

“You want me to come with you to Joe’s? I can help unload the other end.”

Kelan grabbed a bottle of water out of the fridge and took a long gulp before turning to Luke and offering up a mischievous grin.

“You were going to do that anyway. Nice of you to offer though,” Kelan chuckled.

“No problem. Anything I can do to help, bro.”

Kelan narrowed eyes at his brother’s response. Before he could do anything to prevent it, Luke stole the bottle of water out of his hand and drank it down, finishing it quickly. He handed the empty bottle back to Kelan with a snicker.

“You may be bigger than me, but you’re as slow as molasses in January.”

“That a fact?”

“Yep. I’d say you’re...oof!”

Before Luke could finish the sentence, Kelan had tackled him to the floor and had him flat on his back, arms pinned above his head. He straddled Luke’s stomach and grinned down at him with a devilish glint in his eye.

“Care to say that again?”

“Sure, you’re as slow as...aaarrggh!”

Luke screamed when Kelan began tickling him relentlessly.

“Okay, okay I give.” he panted.

“No sir, that ain’t good enough. What am I now?”

“You’re the biggest, strongest, fastest, brother in the world. Okay?”

Meet the Author

Lavinia discovered reading at an early age and could always be found with her nose in a book. She loved getting lost in a fantasy world even then. When her parents bought her a typewriter for Christmas at aged eleven, her fate was sealed. She spent hours dreaming up characters and creating stories. Not a lot has changed. Now when she is not writing you can find her enjoying a new release e-book.Lavinia has lived all over the UK but currently resides in London, England. She has travelled extensively to places including Africa, Asia, Australia, America and most of Europe. Although some of her books are set in Texas she has never visited the state but plans to spend time there in the near future.She is an avid reader and her favourite authors include J L Langley, Carol Lynne, Chris Owen and Andrew Grey. Lavinia particularly loves supernatural fiction and her favourite authors in this genre include Kelly Armstrong, Keri Arthur and Charlaine Harris.Although Lavinia is a huge fan of the romance genre, she will admit to reading anything and everything. She loves horror, a good thriller and if a book has the capacity to make her cry, well, all the better. One thing she does insist on in a book however, regardless of genre is a happy ending, so you will always find one in the books she writes.

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Shifter's Haven: Vol 1 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
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Fair warning, there may be some spoilers. I did enjoy this book but there were a few things that I had problems with. I have an issue with the alphas in this book and I'm going to guess the series too. An alpha is suppose to be the law. The "King" for lack of a better word. He has THE final say in everything that happens with his pack. Yes he might have a council of elders to help advise him but he has the final say. No alpha would let a council of other were have that much say in his packs business. That and if there was something as big as a challenge for an alpha position happening on another alphas territory the alpha of that territory would be all up in that business. Kelan and Stefan don't come off as "alpha" were to me. My other issue is the lack of respect shown to a true mate or soul mate. If there is even a slight chance that a were could find a true mate no other were is going to force them to marry someone who is not their true mate. Also they are NOT property to be won if an alpha were to loose a challenge. They are the other half of that were! You only get one and to call them property is showing a lack of respect for that position. And I can' t see fate or destiny giving an alpha a weak mate. Cody kind of comes off that way a little bit. In my opinion an alpha's mate should be able to beat most anyone else from that pack in a fight. Also an alpha's son, especially an oldest son should not come off as weak as Aaron did. He is 19 and if his biological father had lived he may be the new alpha now if something had happened to his father. Just throwing out my two cents.
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Another awesome book by this author. Great series. Looking forward to the next one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!
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Meg4017 More than 1 year ago
Love this series!
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Cyberchick100 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! The characters were really great - Luke and Mark were so sweet together and I really loved Kelan! The story was suspensful and flowed smoothly and the twist at the end was great, I never saw it coming! Very promissing start to a series.
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