Daniel McKinley has always been a loner. His father trained him to be an alpha through brute force--not through people skills. Now that Daniel's older brother is alpha instead, he's become even more of an outcast. Despite their differences, the wolf in him craves the acceptance of his brother--his alpha. While trying to prove himself, he is involved in an accident that draws a human into the line of fire. Unwilling to see an innocent hurt by the enemy wolves after him and his pack, he vows to protect her. Nora is kind, caring, and strong. His past is dark and he fears if she learns too much it will scare her away. Although, he tries to keep his distance, there is something about her that draws him in. Can he keep Nora safe and earn his brother's trust in the process?
Thomas Monroe is drawn to Audrey the moment he lays eyes on her. He’s thrilled when he asks her out and she accepts. There’s just one problem with dating a girl like Audrey. He’s got a secret, a big, furry leopard one.
This 12,000 word story is a standalone with NO cliffhanger.