Kirsten negotiated for what she hopes will be two glorious hours with Xaephan, but the Lord of Lust has his own ideas of how the afternoon will transpire, and the consequences of their evening are long lasting.
Her deal with Ryan means she must go to Africa to help guard gazelles for a week. She trains for the event, but her preparation doesn’t cover the Strigorii vampires who have their eye on her. Since she broke up with Abbott, gaining control of her will be like hanging a sign saying they’re more powerful than The Abbott without having to actually fight him.
One of the wolves catches his eye, but if Abbott learned anything from his brief time with Kirsten, it's that he's long had relationships with people obligated to do his will and he needs to change the pattern. Still, he moves the young man into his home to begin learning some of Abbot's soon-to-retire housekeeper's duties.
Spencer was abducted at twelve and turned into a pleasure slave -- bitten to become a wolf who could stand up to abuse and live, but he's never had to control the animal inside him. His Master kept both Spencer and his wolf on a tight leash. Spencer's new Master has different rules and expects Spencer to think for himself -- a scary prospect for someone who's done nothing but follow orders for so long. Still, he's ordered to help people instead of harming them, so Spencer does everything he can to please his new Master.
Abbott can see an iron will and high morals in Spencer, but releasing the blood-bond enslaving him is impossible -- the boy's never even met his wolf and would have no hope of controlling the feral animal inside him. However, Abbott won't take things past a cordial relationship with the just-turned eighteen-year-old while he's still a slave.
She vacations in Cancun to get away from the horrors she saw while probing into the human trafficking organization, and doesn’t expect they’ll be able to find her while she travels under another of her pen names.
Bud is in Mexico on club business, staying in a Cancun resort dressed as an American businessman. He meets the beautiful Nicole and gets caught up protecting her when he discovers she’s all alone in Mexico with human traffickers after her. She’d paid the resort extra to provide protection services, but Bud fears the bad guys have outbid her and bought her security out from under her.
Can Bud take an investigative journalist home to Atlanta? She’s good at her job, will she turn on him if she discovers how the MC makes most of their money? His wolf isn’t taking no for an answer, and once Bud discovers Nickie writes BDSM Romance under a pen name, he isn’t inclined to argue with his inner animal.