Christina is a very strong-willed, independent, wolf; however she has never been allowed to let her wolf come out. Being raised in the Appalachian Mountains women were to be seen and never heard. Barefooted and pregnant is the way of her people. Adam the Alpha of the No Name Mercenary Pack puts out an all call for mates. This is Christina’s hope at getting out from under the hand that hurts her deep to the core. The journey is long. Christina battles the demons she carries with her, doubt, fear that she will never measure up to be a good mate. Anton is a very strong wolf. He was the best shooter they had until an accident rendered his good eye scarred for life. Determined to live the life alone he will never be mated. Adam has other plans for him. Christina and Anton are paired. Anton refuses to bite her and mark her as his. Confusion and hurt run through Christina. Her anger is at an all-time high into getting the bachelor pad whipped into a home. Anton avoids her at all cost. He chooses a roommate relationship. Christina breaks down the walls that Anton keeps putting up. Finally a lot of loving gets him in the right direction. I love the direction that Holley Trent has taken this first book in the series. I cannot wait to read more.
This is really good. I mean really. I loved the heroine. She was smart and could get a bit smart-mouthed, too. She had a bad upbringing in a mean pack that didn't value females. She is small, and apparently that bothered her family's pack, too. But she is one that makes lemons into lemonade and learned how to do anything she set her mind to. She set her mind to getting out of her home pack, and she had a chance when some pack she never heard of asked for mates. So she went--not knowing where, and not knowing who her mate would be. The hero wasn't looking for a mate. He had recently been injured and lost the use of one of his eyes. He doesn't feel worthy of a mate or capable of taking care of one. Good thing our heroine knows just how to take care of him. It is a really nice romance with a bull-headed (but really nice) male and a cunning female who knows how to get what she wants.