The Wolf Within
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by Mandy Monroe
Category: Erotica/Paranormal Erotica/Romance
Description: Most anyone would've thought 'stealing' their boss' seed was a really bad idea, even though Brooke had no intention of ever letting him know what she'd done. But Brooke figured what the heck? She needed a donor and nobody stacked up to Dorian as far as she was concerned. She didn't have evil designs on him. She wasn't after anything but a baby. What could it hurt? Unfortunately, Brooke had no idea of the beast that lurked beneath Dorian's handsome, calm exterior or that she was about to stir up passions she might not be able to handle. Rating: Carnal/Erotica--adult situations, graphic sexual encounters. Genre: Paranormal Romance.
eBook Publisher: New Concepts Publishing, 2010
eBookwise Release Date: May 2010
216 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [49 KB]
Reading time: 30-42 min.
Life just couldn't get any better. It was like some kind of cosmic farce was being played at her expense. She'd thought it was hard when her best friend, Melanie, had gotten pregnant. She'd been plagued with pregnancy envy ever since she'd found out months before. But she didn't realize it could get much worse than that. Her mother, who'd just turned fifty, who'd started dating a guy twenty years younger than her, was pregnant. When her mother had told her, she'd thought she was just ribbing her, because she knew how much she wanted to have a baby, but, no, it wasn't a joke, she was really pregnant. She felt like crying, she felt like standing on the tallest building and cursing at the heavens. Everyone but her was having a baby! Why? Why not her?
But she didn't give in to her impulses. She didn't add arrest for mental instability to her already mounting troubles. Instead she'd decided to let Melanie and her mother cheer her up. They had told her that they wanted to treat her to a girl's night. They couldn't go to the bar since two out of the three of them were pregnant, so they'd decided to have a girl's night in rather than out. They'd lined up a night full of activities such as watching romantic movies and pigging out on junk food and bitching about men in between time. It was the kind of night that usually had her feeling recharged, but today it just wasn't going to make her feel better. She'd finally reached the point where nothing was going to make her feel better except to have the baby she'd wanted for so long.
Melanie looked at Brooke's downtrodden expression as another romantic movie ended and the credits started rolling. "Oh, come on, Brooke, it's not all that bad is it?" she asked, picking up the remote and turning off the television. "Isn't our girls' night making you feel the teensiest bit better?"
Brooke didn't respond. She really didn't want to be rude and/or hurt her friend's feelings by telling her that watching romantic movies when she was single and had no prospects didn't make her feel any better. It was sweet of Melanie and her mother to have gone through such effort for her. They cared. She knew they did. They meant well. But being in the same room with them, seeing them pregnant, hearing them talk about little things they were experiencing with their pregnancies, only served to make her feel worse, reminded her of what was really missing from her life.
"Look, baby, I've been thinking about your situation, and I think I have a solution," her mother said, scooting closer to her on the couch and patting her on the leg reassuringly. "Now, I know this is going to sound a little unconventional, but, if you'll just hear me out, it really isn't that bad of an idea."
"Yes," Brooke said, sounding sullen and depressed even to her own ears.
Her mother paused, seeming to internally debate how she was going to broach the subject. "I know that you really want a baby, and, I've thought long and hard about it, and I think what you should do is buy one of those kits that tells you when you're ovulating. When it says that you're ready, go to the bar and pick out the best looking man in the place. Talk to him for a little bit, get a few details about his background. You know, make sure he doesn't have mental illness in his family. And then have a one night stand. If you're lucky, you'll get pregnant and you'll never see the baby's father again. A winning combo if I do say so myself. Most men just aren't cut out to be father material nowadays anyway."
"Mom!" Brooke said in open-mouthed shock as she turned to face her mother. She was more than a little surprised at her mother's suggestion. Her mother had never been the type that would have held a gun to a man's head if he didn't marry her daughter for getting her pregnant, but her suggestion was a little unexpected.
Silence reined in the room for a moment while all three of the women thought about what had been said.
"You know, Brooke, it's really not that bad of an idea when you think about it," Melanie said, squeezing Brooke's hand, timidly smiling at her.