Billie first met Royce at Wulf's Den while there to drag her drunken brother home to his wife. Even though she knows he is attracted to her, Royce refuses to see her again. With four older brothers, and being a personal trainer at her family's gym, Billie is not the type of woman to let a man she wants slip through her fingers.
Royce knows Billie is his mate, but with her being a mortal, he fights the attraction he feels for her. He already lost a mate who wasn't a werewolf and doesn't want to take the chance of getting hurt again.
As Royce's feelings grow for Billie another male werewolf stalks Royce. Thinking Royce's blood is the key to a magic spell, he will do anything to obtain it, even if he has to use Billie to get it.
Publisher's Note: This was previously published.
Hayes snorted. “I’m not being hauled to my car over anybody’s shoulder. I’m perfectly capable of walking on my own, thank you very much.”
Billie held her breath as Royce looked from her to her brother. He seemed reluctant to agree at first. It wasn’t until Hayes tried to walk by her and ended up pushing her into Royce did he give a slight nod in agreement. His arms wrapped around her waist as he steadied her against his larger body. All the air rushed out of her lungs in a whoosh as her hands came to rest on his hard chest.. She felt every inch of his well-muscled body pressed against her own. Like quicksilver, desire rushed through her, making her nipples pebble beneath her sweat top. But what really had her almost panting was the feel of Royce’s fully aroused cock nestled against her stomach.
Feeling as if all the moisture had left her mouth, Billie swallowed and lifted her head to look up at Royce. For a split second, she could have sworn his eyes glowed, but then it was gone before her brain could fully register it had actually happened.
Royce’s nostrils flared slightly as he leaned into her and took a deep breath before he quickly released her. “I’ll help you with your brother, then I have to leave.”
A scowl settled into place on Billie’s face as she watched Royce take Hayes by the arm and walk away as he headed for the club’s entrance. She had to wonder what that was all about. She knew Royce was attracted to her, the hard-on he sported was still slightly noticeable by the bulge in his pants. But now he was acting as if she had the plague and he couldn’t get away from her fast enough.
Following Royce out to the parking lot, Billie directed him over to where Hayes’ car was parked. She unlocked the passenger door and held it open as Royce shoved Hayes into the car. She quickly slammed the door shut on her brother. She ignored Hayes as he yelled at her to watch what she was doing.
Billie knew she had the element of surprise on her side. Before Royce could walk away, she slammed her body into his, backed him up against the side of the car and kept pushing until he was practically lying on the trunk. With her fingers threaded through Royce’s hair, she pulled his mouth to hers and kissed him for all she was worth.
“Not the car, Billie. I just had it washed,” Hayes yelled through the closed window.
She waved Hayes’ complaint away with a flick of her hand. Not that she was listening to him. She was totally focused on the task at hand. Royce had stiffened at first when her lips had come in contact with his, but now he seemed more agreeable. His arms came up and wrapped around her waist as he deepened the kiss. When he swept his tongue along the seam of her lips, Billie opened for him and sucked it deep inside. She moaned as he swept the inside of her mouth, thoroughly tasting her. That small sound had Royce going stiff as a board beneath her.
He wrenched his mouth off of hers and pushed her away. Not expecting it, Billie slid off his body and ended up having to make a grab for the car’s trim to hold herself up or she would have been on her butt on the pavement.
Once again back on his feet, Royce held out his hand to keep her from coming any nearer. His breath sawed in and out of his lungs. “That was a mistake.”
“I wouldn’t go that far.” Billie smiled. “I thought it was pretty good.”