If your inner wolf and your body react rather enthusiastically to a psychotic Alpha male whoâ€™s own wolf has a tendency to turn feral, it canâ€™t be a good thing, can it? Entering into a bargain with him wouldnâ€™t be good either. Unfortunately, Taryn Warner, a latent wolf shifter, doesnâ€™t have many options open to her right now. Okay, she has no options. Basically it comes down to whether sheâ€™ll do what it takes to escape the arranged mating with the sick SOB that her father set up. As the answer in this case is yes, it looks as though sheâ€™ll have to agree to Trey Colemanâ€™s dealâ€¦ sheâ€™ll have to mate with him instead.
Having always disliked shifter politics, Trey Coleman hadnâ€™t bothered trying to form alliances with other packs. Now that his uncle â€“ a wolf with many alliances â€“ means to take Treyâ€™s territory and his pack, he has no option but to form some alliances of his own very quickly or heâ€™ll be easily outnumbered in the upcoming battle. He figures that the easiest way to do that would be to mate with a female whose Alpha is powerful and influential. Thereâ€™s only one problem with that â€“ he would then be stuck with her, and the last thing Trey wants is a mate. When he hears of Tarynâ€™s situation, he offers her a deal â€“ if she falsely claims heâ€™s her true mate and allows him to claim her, heâ€™ll save her from her arranged mating and then let her leave after the battle with his uncle is over.
Sounds like a pretty straightforward deal...but soon Taryn and Trey realize they got more than they bargained for. Their mating instincts to protect and possess are weighing on them, they crave each otherâ€™s touch and company, and their inner wolves donâ€™t like it whenever theyâ€™re apart. Add in that theyâ€™ll have to deal with this for an entire three months until the day of the battle finally arrives, and theyâ€™ve got themselves a recipe for disaster â€“ or maybe for something quite the opposite.
Warning: This novel contains an extremely sarcastic Alpha female, a broody possessive Alpha male, bitter in-laws, voyeuristic enforcers, a whole lot of dirty talk, and steamy bedroom battles for dominance. Reader Advisory: This book also contains a graphic mĂ©nage scene - not for the faint-hearted.