The pride is back. This is the second book in this series and spotlights beta Hayder and his unwanted assignment of guarding Arabella, a lycan shifter who is in danger from her own pack. How hard could this be?
Hayder is delightfully clueless. Not in a dangerous way, just he’s so awesome he doesn’t believe anything bad can happen under his watch, because it usually doesn’t. Oh, and he’s in love with his own hair same as his alpha. In fact, his alpha Arik threatens Hayder’s mane on more than one occasion, wielding his hairstylist mate Kira like a deadly weapon.
Arabella is a sad example of what constant abuse can do to someone’s self-esteem. As in she has absolutely none. It was heartwarming to see Hayder build her up whenever he could and to help her blossom again under a caring hand, rather than a swinging one. The story moved along and was full of tension and excitement and while Hayder wooed Arabella, there was not much action in the bedroom. And that’s not all bad since Arabella was a victim. Kudos to Hayder for putting the woman he cares for before his own base needs. And he’s eventually rewarded. A lot of verbal foreplay between Arabella and Hayder as well as humor as expected. I really look forward to the next story.
How degrading. Stuck babysitting a woman because his alpha said so. As Pride Beta, he has better things to do with his time, like washing his impressive mane, hunting down thugs for fun, and chasing tail—sometimes his own if his lion is feeling playful.
But his babysitting job takes an unexpected turn when the woman he’s assigned guard duty over turns out to be his mate.
A female threatened by an outside wolf pack.
A woman he wants to call his own.
A mate who doesn’t fall for his charm.
Usually Beta’s leave the roaring to the Pride’s alpha, but in this case given his level of frustration, he might have to make an exception. And if anyone doesn’t like it, they can kiss his furry tail.