Shelley has been abused and held captive for more than thirty years. Finally free, she is working as a waitress in a diner, when a man walks in and orders a meal. A large man, who has such an air of power about him that he unintentionally reminds her of men she’s learnt to fear. When she serves his meal, he lets out that he knows her secret. She’s prepared to run, but manages to get fired and finds herself on the road with him in a road trip which leads to much more than she could imagine. Alpha James Riley, Alexandra’s’father from Alexandra’s Legacy – Book 1, is only passing through, dealing with pack business. Finding an unmated female werewolf alone and amongst humans is extremely uncommon. James can see that Shelley is skittish, and gets more so when he offers to take her home to her family.
Gently James tries to get Shelley to open up; she’s clearly been abused but cannot remember anything prior to her captivity. Shelley doesn’t know if she can trust James with all her secrets, but she is determined to not drag him into the complication which is her life. James is an older wolf who has been mated before and left pack life unable to deal with his grief over the death of his mate during childbirth. The scarcity of female wolves is reason enough for James to want to take her home to be amongst other wolves. But he soon finds that neither he nor his wolf want to give her up. Though he is older, as a werewolf James is in his prime, and oh boy is he ever prime! After the first book in this series I was hoping that Ms Walters would give James his own book. He’s been alone too long and deserves his own happily ever after. I found the romance between Shelley and James to be as emotional and gripping as the subplot regarding the werewolf hunters. I’m looking forward to my next visit to
Creek. Any book from Ms. Walters is an automatic must buy because her characters are always well drawn and her romances powerful and erotic. This is a worthy addition to the series.