by Kate Hill
Series: Romantic Moments
Heat Level: Mild
Genre/Themes: Werewolf, Hurt and Comfort, Urban Fantasy
Length: Short Story
Tia is there to remind him that even an alpha wolf's broken spirit can heal.
I'm a powerful and respected Alpha, but the wolf Mette covets my leadership. I'm injured when my conniving enemy challenges me.
After losing my pack and nearly my life, I go to lick my wounds in the human world, but my beloved mate Tia knows that a wolf's broken spirit can heal, and there is only one true leader of our pack.
Note: Caleb is a very short werewolf action romance story with a mild heat level, moderate violence, and a HEA. This Romantic Moments story is the perfect length for a lunch break, before bed, or any time you want a quick, romantic read.
Growling playfully, I dived underwater and tugged her into my arms. She met my playful passion with matching intensity, yet when we surfaced, uncertainty shone in her eyes.
“Mette worries me,” she confided.
“He’s strong, but I’m stronger. He lost a challenge to me once, and he won't be stupid enough to try a second time.”
“That’s exactly what scares me. Mette isn’t stupid, and you shouldn’t have spared his life.” Tia slipped from my arms and waded toward shore. She stood, her sleek body glistening wetly in the moonlight.
Raising an eyebrow, I strode out of the lake to join her. “What about compassion?”
She glanced sharply at me over her shoulder. “At the very least, you shouldn’t have let him rejoin the pack after he challenged you.”
“Tia, you’ve spent more time among humans than I have. We both know their savagery knows no bounds, but they also understand mercy.”
Kate Hill is a vegetarian New Englander who loves writing romantic fantasies. When she's not working on her books, Kate enjoys reading, working out, watching horror movies, and researching vampires and Viking history. She runs the Compelling Beasts Blog that is dedicated to antagonists, antiheroes, and paranormal creatures. Kate also writes as Saloni Quinby.