A Winter Tale: With Marshmallows
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by Stephanie Beck
Description: No winter night is complete without marshmallows. Pregnant and on the run, Mona Renalds is a werewolf with trouble nipping at her heals. She wants a new life for herself and the twins she's carrying. Embracing the future can't happen until she finds an alpha male strong enough to take on her former pack leader. Chris Meyters is alpha of Haven Pack. Mild mannered and progressive, he tries to reverse the archaic methods of his pack's previous leaders. When Mona comes into his diner requesting sanctuary, his primitive instinct to claim her nearly consumes him, but he fights himself to give her the choices she was denied in her former pack. Surrounded by the Pennsylvania winter of snow, sledding parties and creamy cups of hot chocolate, Chris and Mona are prepared to do whatever it takes in order to maintain the domestic bliss they've found with each other.
eBook Publisher: Lyrical Press, Inc., 2010 2010
eBookwise Release Date: November 2010
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Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [103 KB]
Reading time: 65-91 min.
"Sorry," Mona mumbled and wiped her tears on his shoulder. He felt them wet the thin cotton of his t-shirt and he held her closer.
"Don't be. Tears are acceptable in this situation, I believe. What set you off?" Behind him, the kettle whistled on the stove. Chris reached back and turned it off without breaking his hold on her.
"I couldn't reach the cocoa."
He knew better than to laugh, so he nodded instead and, again, reached blindly, this time to the cabinet beside him. His kitchen was tiny, but he wasn't cursing its size at the moment. He pulled down a box of cocoa mix and grabbed the bag of marshmallows he kept on hand for when pups visited.
"Well, I guess I'll have to rearrange so that doesn't happen again," he said practically.
Her laugh was weak, but still a laugh, and he pulled back a bit to smile. She didn't let go, leaving her arms looped around his waist, and that pleased him very much.
"How about I make your cocoa, and you can tell me what else is on your mind?"