Sometimes…being a hero hurts.
Vann was thrilled for his alpha, Dryden claiming his mate, and now expecting a pup. Thanks to the alpha-beta link between them, the only downside was how much Dryden’s happiness emphasized Vann’s own loneliness.
There was a wolf who caught Vann’s eye, possibly his fated mate, but Vann couldn’t claim a male. It was too engrained in him to seek out a female mate. An alpha female.
Then, the unimaginable happened. Once again, Arri was abducted, and held captive. Except this time, Vann was as much a prisoner as Arri. Day after day, Vann endured Kale’s cruel torture so that Arri would be as safe as possible.
But the pup was coming soon…
…and Vann’s vow as alpha guardian took on a whole new meaning.
Unable to bear the shame, and guilt of his actions, and unwilling to return to Woodlynn to face his alpha, Vann fled, abandoning Dryden now that the male had his mate back safe, and sound.
Dryden was beyond worried that his lead beta, his alpha guardian—his best friend—had disappeared without a trace. Knowing what drove the male to take off didn’t matter to Dryden. Vann had saved his mate, his family. He’d fulfilled his vow, and then some. Dryden was indebted to Vann, and missed the beta desperately, more than he thought possible.
But Vann’s disappearance was only the tip of the iceberg. There was no peace for his family, he was depending on Rovyn more, and more, and yet, couldn’t because the beta had claimed his mate, and needed time with Anrean.
Then there was Border pack, his brother Massey having stepped down, and gone home, leaving Dryden as alpha to both Woodlynn, and Border. Not something that was going over well with the Border wolves. Even Kasp, a psychotic wolf who once belonged to Woodlynn a few years ago was challenging his right to lead Border as the alpha who bested Sbrel.
And to top it all off, Truin, one of his beta-in-trainings, and Vann’s fated mate, had left in search of the missing alpha-guardian, without permission.
His life in chaos, Dryden wasn’t sure what was going to happen. Would he defeat the challengers bent on destroying him? Would he, and Arri ever have time to raise their pup without constant threats?
Would Vann ever return?
First – ya gotta read book one for this one to have any impact.
Ari and Dryden mated and Ari got pregnant in book 1. Now… Ari and Dryden are hot and heavy and doing great until… another kidnapping.
This time Vann is caught too. He’s forced to do something that might just tear him up and away from Dryden forever. He’s also met his mate and is torn on how to handle that with his special connection to Ari and Dryden.
We get to see a lot more “magic” in what Ari can do, as well as meet a new Omega – mate to Rovyn.
I really loved how Dryden and Ari’s relationship only gets stronger and how the author shows us the new couples while exploring their relationship further.
If you were a fan of book one, you’ll love this and be on pins and needles for book 3!
4.5 of 5 stars
Reviewed by Morgan
Copy Purchased for Review