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USA Today bestselling author Terry Spear has written over fifty paranormal and medieval Highland historical romances. In 2008 Heart of the Wolf was named a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. A retired officer of the U.S. Army Reserves, Terry also creates award-winning teddy bears that have found homes all over the world and is raising two Havanese puppies. She lives in Crawford, Texas.
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“Do you want to ask Pepper if she’d like to go with us? We’ll all be at the next troop campout after that.”
Pepper glanced their way, probably having heard her name mentioned.
“I’m getting strong vibes that she’s not interested in seeing anyone,” Eric said, lowering his voice so only his brother could hear.
“And that’s stopping you, why?”
Eric frowned at him. “She already has trouble with another male wolf. I don’t intend to add to her problems.”
“So take care of the other male wolf.”
Eric snorted. “I would in a heartbeat if I thought she wanted or needed my help. But I don’t believe she does.” If he learned Waldron was the one illegally growing crops in the park, that would be the perfect scenario. Eric could take him down for a criminal venture and get him off Pepper’s back. At the same time, he’d be doing it in the course of his job and for the safety of all lupus garous.
“Ah, so she would think you’d force the other wolf to leave, but then take his place. Gotcha.”
“Well, I got to tell you, Brother, you have more fortitude than I have.”
Eric wasn’t about to let his brother know how much it was killing him to back off. He swore Pepper was surprised he had given her the space she seemed to need when she first arrived. She was probably used to the other male wolf not backing off. Which was why Eric was working so hard at this. And that was a new way of handling a situation like this for him. Of course, she might not care for him, in which case, he really wasn’t pushing it.
“So are you hanging around to have lunch with me, or do you want to just meet me somewhere?” Sarandon asked.
“I’ll hang around. We can leave your vehicle here and take the shortcut out of the park so we can have plenty of time to visit and still be back in time for the next talk.”
“Are you sure you don’t want to ask Pepper? What if she doesn’t say no?”
Eric really didn’t want to press things with her, but Sarandon was right. What if she did want to have lunch with them and she felt left out because they hadn’t asked if she’d join them? Because of his park ranger position, he could get them out of here faster than if she used the visitor roads.
What the hell. If she rejected the idea, he would remind himself it was just a polite offer, nothing more, like if he’d asked any another wolf to join them, just in friendship and camaraderie.
Who was he trying to kid? All he had to do to know how he felt was envision her playing in the creek last night with the other women and then kissing him back as he kissed her—like in his dream.
When she joined him to thank the Scoutmaster, Sarandon gave Eric a look that said he ought to ask, just to be courteous. Then Sarandon began his talk with the boys.
Eric said to Pepper, “Sarandon wondered if you’d like to join us for some lunch.” He thought saying his brother wanted him to ask would make it less of an issue for her. “I can drive us on the official-use-only roads and get us to town quicker, if you’d like. Then we’ll be back in time for the next Scout troop, if you’re doing the same ones we are this afternoon.”
“Is it legal for a nonofficial person to ride in an official truck?” she asked.
She smiled back.
“Sure, if it means getting a Reuben sandwich at that deli on the corner of Fifth and Parker and having a little more time to chill out between lectures,” he said.
“You got it.” And for a second, Eric thought he had made a slight inroad with Pepper. “But only if Sarandon likes the place too,” she added.
“He does. We both do,” he assured her quickly. But he suspected that even if Sarandon hadn’t liked the place, he would have gone along so Eric could visit further with Pepper.
An alpha werewolf meets his match in this sizzling paranormal romance from USA Today bestselling author Terry SpearTHERE’S A NEW WOLF PACK IN SILVER TERRITORYWolf shifter and park ranger Eric Silver is committed to his job policing spectacular San Isabel National Forest, and he’s hot on the scent of some mysterious wolves who are up to no good. When Eric’s investigation leads him to cross paths with forester Pepper Grayling, he’s fascinated to learn this she-wolf is her pack’s leader—strong, independent, and definitely not looking for a mate.AND THIS TIME THE LEADER’S A SHE…With unknown dangers on the prowl, Pepper is tempted to give in to her attraction to Eric and align her pack with his. But Pepper’s been pursued by many an alpha male out to take over her pack and gain her hard-won territory—and Eric is a born leader. How does Eric earn the trust of a she-wolf who’s been betrayed so often in the past?USA Today bestselling author Terry Spear has written over fifty paranormal and medieval Highland historical romances. In 2008 Heart of the Wolf was named a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. A retired officer of the U.S. Army Reserves, Terry also creates award-winning teddy bears that have found homes all over the world and is raising two Havanese puppies. She lives in Crawford, Texas.
Series: Heart of the Wolf #19
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Release Date: May 3, 2016
Formats: paperback, ebook
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