HE KNOWS SHE IS HIS MATE
Julie Richards has fantasized about deliciously handsome, younger man Brad MacGregor, ever since she moved to the small mountain town, but believes he deserves someone closer to his age, sexier and without the baggage of her stalker ex-husband. When he is close, though, she forgets all the reasons why it would never work between them.
Little does she know, Brad has a secret too.
Brad is a werewolf, who knows voluptuous Julie is meant to be his mate. Despite the curse haunting his family, he can’t resist the need to be with her, claim her. But every time he thinks he is getting closer to her, she turns away.
When a fierce blizzard hits, he seizes the opportunity to show her how he can look after her and protect her. With luck, he also hopes to convince her that he is the perfect man—and beast—for her. After all, she isn’t the only one who has been kept awake at night by naughty fantasies and dreams of something more.
When she stepped onto the place where her front sidewalk should be, her foot slipped.
She grabbed Brad, but it was too late. She was falling.
She landed with an oomph. The top of the drift was hard and crusty from being wind scoured, but it broke under her weight. Then the fluffy snow underneath enveloped her. Brad landed over her, catching himself on his hands before crushing her.
"A bit icy, hey?" Julie laughed.
Brad nodded. His face was close, only a few inches from hers. The puff of his breath mingled with hers. "I had hoped you’d be under me at some point tonight, but I hadn’t expected it to be quite like this."
Julie gaped. She couldn’t have heard him correctly. "I… What?"
Instead of answering, he lowered his mouth to hers. His cool lips brushed over hers, then he licked the outline of her mouth. He teased her until she opened to him, and he slipped his hot, wet tongue in and touched hers. She shuddered under the sweet invasion.
He withdrew and stared into her eyes.
"We need to get inside." He stood, then extended his hands to her.
She nodded slightly, but didn’t move. "Why did you kiss me?"
"Julie, babe, if you get up and let us inside, we can do a lot more than kiss…"
ABOUT THE SERIES
This short, but hot and sexy, 18,000-word paranormal romance novella between a werewolf and the woman he’s admired from afar. Each A Werewolf’s Curse story is about a different couple and has its own happy ending, but there is an overarching plot thread that ties all the novellas together. The stories happen concurrently over a twenty-four hour period and should be read in order. Protected By the Wolf is the first book in the series.
A WEREWOLF’S CURSE novellas: