Sequel to Darkness Threatening
Yellowstone Wolves: Book Three
The last thing Tobias, alpha of the small Greenview Pack, expects is to find a lost human asleep in his storage building. As soon as he sets eyes on Pete, Tobias knows they are destined mates. But he cannot act on his attraction, no matter how much he feels compelled. Exposure to the human world could mean the end of their way of life, so he decides to help Pete get a room until he can reunite with the tour group he separated from.
But Tobias’s disgraced half brother, Zev, has other ideas. He takes a liking to Pete and decides he wants what Tobias has—both his position as pack leader and his mate. Tobias can’t let that happen, but protecting Pete means keeping him close, which only increases the mounting tensions between them.
Duty, protection, desire, and secrecy clash as the darkness within Zev rises to the surface, and only Tobias can save his mate—even if he never plans to tell Pete that’s what they are.
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Tams gives this one 5 Stars...
Pete finds himself stranded in the wilderness in a thunderstorm. He's cold and being stalked by a cougar so he holes up in a shed for the night. Little does he know that he found his way to that particular shed with a little... divine assistance and his mundane life will never be the same.
Tobias knows that Pete is his mate as soon as he sees him but there is a one teensy problem... Pete is human. Trusting Pete with not only his secret, but the safety of his pack is one thing. Telling Pete they are mates and what that implies, making Pete stay with him, that is one thing that Tobias won't do, even if it's the hardest decision he's ever had to make.
Issues like sharing the fact that you're a wolf shifter and not wanting to claim your mate for fear of taking his life choices away from him are the least of Tobias's worries though. His half brother Zev, a homicidal, psychotic wolf shifter that thinks he's entitled wants to take what's Tobias's and that includes his pack and his mate.
I really do enjoy a well written Shifter story where the history and characters are intricately woven into the storyline. Everything is tied together with the characters from the previous books, they all have a part to play. Darkness Rising was action packed and even had a few surprises. The passion between Tobias and Pete was a bit quirky but it worked for them. Pete is this sort of odd, geeky guy that has had his mind literally blown learning that shifters really do exist. And poor Tobias finally finds his mate and is willing to sacrifice his own happiness so that Pete can live his own life.
If you enjoy Shifters, Paranormal romance and great stories that flow seemlessly from start to finish, you'll like this one.
Pete was weary as hell, but the storm kept him awake. Once it abated, the strange sounds from outside—including the calls and answers of wolves—scared the living hell out of him. The noises weren’t near the barn, but that didn’t mean very much. After the cat and now wolves, Pete would be happy to get the hell out of here and back home to New York, where he could stare at the walls for all he cared. He was never leaving the safety of the city again, writer’s block or not. Writing nothing was better than losing his life and being ripped to shreds by whatever was out there.
More lightning flashed and the thunder shook the barn around him. Small bits of hay floated down from the rafters. Pete wanted to cover his head, but the tarp wasn’t the best-smelling thing he’d encountered. He shook a little and prayed the storm would lessen or move on.
Unfortunately, from the sound of it, the storm seemed content to stay where it was, and more little bits floated down from above as clap after clap of thunder tried to shake his shelter apart. Pete curled into the fetal position, comforting himself as much as possible. He’d been so dumb, thinking he knew what he was doing. Even as the wind rattled the door and whistled outside, he was in much better shape than if he’d still been outside.
“Roger, if I get out of this alive, so help me, I am going to slap you silly the next time I see you. ‘Go out west. Have an adventure. See things. It will spark some ideas for your next book.’ Bastard!” He clenched the tarp as another peal of thunder rattled the building. They were supposed to come on this trip together. But no. Roger managed to get mono, probably from kissing every man in New York.
In his raggedy, sick voice, the asshole had urged him to go on his own. The point of this trip was so you could get ideas and stop moping around. It’s a tour of Yellowstone. You’ll meet people and have fun.”
Those words rang hollow now. He had met people and gotten separated from the group. This whole thing was turning into a nightmare, and the least Roger could have done was be here to suffer along with him.
After what felt like hours, the storm moved off and it grew quieter outside. Pete rested his head on the tarp and closed his eyes. If he got a little sleep, it would help him in the morning.
Being out of the weather made Pete relax, and finally, even on the hard floor, he closed his eyes, tried to picture himself at home in his warm, soft, queen-size bed, and eventually dozed off.