The rest we can talk about later — Wolves’ Pawn by P.J. MacLayne

The promise of safety and friendship lures a lone wolf-shifter into a pack. What she finds puts her heart and her very life at risk when she becomes a pawn in a pack leader’s deadly game.

Dot McKenzie is a lone wolf-shifter on the run, using everything available to her to stay one step ahead of her pursuers. When she is offered a chance for friendship and safety with the Fairwood pack, she accepts.

Gavin Fairwood, reluctant heir for Fairwood pack leadership, is content to let life happen while he waits.  Old longings surface when he appoints himself as Dot’s protector and becomes more than a friend.

Dot goes into hiding again when her presence puts the pack and her new friends at risk. When old enemies threaten the destruction of the Fairwood pack, it will take the combined efforts of Dot and Gavin to save it. But can anything save their love and Dot’s life when she becomes a pawn in a pack leader’s deadly game?

Excerpt: Dot and Gavin have crossed paths once before, but this is their first “official” meeting.

Dot waited for instinct to scream at her, but it stayed silent. She didn’t have the energy to run any more anyway. He held out his hand to help her up. “The Jeep is just on the other side of the hill. Do you think you can make it or do you need to rest more? We’re good for now, but I still want to get out of here as soon as possible.”

She grasped his hand and pulled herself up. He gently put his arm around her waist to support her while she found her balance. His nearness proved comforting and disturbing at the same time, but her legs were still rubbery and she clung to him. “Do you want me to carry you?” he asked.

She studied him. With his build, he probably could carry her without a problem. Suddenly shy, she pulled away from him. “Give me a minute. I will be all right.”

“We have water in the Jeep and a blanket. It’s getting late, and I don’t want you to get a chill. We’ll head down the road and meet up with Dmitri and take you someplace safe.”

Things were happening too fast. If she closed her eyes and shut him out she might be able to think clearly. “Who are you, and why should I go with you?”

“Sorry, we haven’t been officially introduced.” She opened her eyes to a sparkling smile. The self-control she was fighting for rushed away again. “I’m Gavin Fairwood and if I’m correct you’re Dot McKenzie. The rest we can talk about later.”

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Author’s Bio:

Computer geek by day and writer at night, P.J. Maclayne grew up among the rolling hills of Pennsylvania, and loves to set her stories there. She currently makes her home in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains.

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