How can you repair something that should have been unbreakable? Darric, Blaze and Conner had been together for centuries, and their bond, like their love, should have been eternal. Blaze is trying not only to hold his family together, but stop himself falling apart.
The fragile relationship between the werewolves and the humans is at risk once more, and the goddess Sirius seems to have deserted them. Inexplicable changes are taking place to their little omega, and whilst Aden’s powers are increasing, Conner seems to be losing his.
The terrorist group, The Winter Circle, is getting bolder and placing everyone in danger. Worse, there is a traitor among them, perhaps someone a lot closer than they want to admit. Just when Blaze thought the worst that could have happened is behind them, the traitor is revealed, and Blaze realizes that their circle is not only broken, but in danger of being irreparably torn apart.
This story is so good. It brings the circle of Aden, Darric, Blaze and Conner back around so their story is complete. There are still things in the world Ms. Sue created that need addressing. However, it’s not part of their story anymore. Though I do hope we get to see them in future books in support roles so we can catch up with them. The bad guy is who I guessed it was at the end of book two. But it’s also not as easy as that. I loved the twists and turns in this story to get to the reveal at the end. Such a beautiful and sweet happy ending. I’m very eager for the next book in this series to find out how the werewolves handle things going forward. Especially given the revelations at the end of the story.
Four and a half
Aden stops by to tell us what romance means to him. I really like the way he thinks. It’s how I think of romance as well. Read and enjoy!
I thought it was when I was given Darric’s wolf, but it wasn’t not really. What I mean is – I thought love was all about grand gestures, but it’s more about everyday things.
Because everything has to be a secret at the moment I missed going to the pack school. Conner knew that, and he’s worked out a way of bringing the kids to see me. Kids don’t judge. They won’t say, “That’s weird because guys can’t get pregnant.” They’ll just be happy to see me, and Conner gave me that because he wants me to be happy.
Darric? Darric gives amazing back and foot rubs – like all the time. Darric’s gift is touch but even then that’s not just physical. He touches my heart. He holds my soul in the palm of his hand and cherishes it. He would never have to say another word to me for the rest of my life and I would still hear him. He speaks through his fingers.
Blaze is my warrior. He always says he would slay dragons for me. But when I can’t sleep he will stay up all night reading stories to me. He gives me the comfiest chair and is happy to go out at three in the morning when I want something weird to eat.
I think that’s what love is. Wanting the person you love to be as happy as you can possibly make them.
Rubbing backs not slaying dragons.
It was stunning. Even though his vision was black and grey, the world looked sharper, cleaner. Aden felt the soft touch of Darric’s wolf in his mind, and felt the love swirl around him. The other, bigger, black Alpha- marked wolf stood beside him, Blaze’s massive head swinging cautiously to one side, scenting for possible danger. Always on the lookout, always in full-on protective mode. Aden whined and lowered himself down. Blaze was making him rest. Memories clawed at him, hurt, and he tried to push them away. This. This was when Aden felt truly, irrevocably free. As a wolf he wasn’t small and scarred. Pathetic, abused, and beaten.
He felt a nudge against his side. Blaze’s wolf came and stood close, gently brushed his snout along the grey fur on Aden’s round belly protectively. No, that wasn’t fair. He was none of those things now, even as a human. Aden tucked his paws under him and panted. He knew Blaze was urging him to go home. They had agreed on the advice of the doctor that this was the last time he would shift before the baby was born. He’d known it was a risk, and not something the she-wolves did at all, but this was when he felt the most connection to his lover.
This was the one time Darric had never died. The time before that beautiful body had been laid finally to rest and gone to Sirius. He knew Darric would be with Sirius until it was finally time for Aden to join him, and it wasn’t as if he was in a rush to die, but these moments as a wolf were all he had left of his silver-haired, beautiful mate, and he wanted to hold on for just a few seconds longer.
Sometimes Aden wanted to disappear in his wolf and never come back.
Victoria Sue has loved books for as long as she can remember. Books were always what pocket money went on and what usually Father Christmas brought. When she ran out of her kids’ adventure stories, she would go raid her mom’s. By the age of eight she was devouring classics like Little Women, and fell in love with love stories.
She’s still in love with them. Any size, any shape, any creature – love is love, no matter what it says on the box.
In fact if they don’t fit very neatly into any box she loves them even more!
She has a very patient husband and three wonderful children. In 2010 in search of adventure they all moved from the UK to the US and are happily settled in Florida. Finally, after reading love stories for so long, she decided to write her own.
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