CEO and alpha werewolf Drake Wilder has given up the search for his one true love. When he discovers that she’s a secretary in his company, Drake’s primal instincts kick into overdrive.
What he wouldn’t give to have her fingers rake over his body instead of the keyboard…
Free-spirited bartender Emelia Hudson wants nothing more than to make her Seattle-based bar succeed. But when profits decline, she slips into a dress suit and secures a nine-to-five. After learning that her bar has become property of Wilder Financial, Emelia is determined to get some answers.
Two can play the ruthless business game. If only her attraction to the boss wasn’t so intense…
When Drake’s twin brother senses that Drake has found his match—and now inherits their father’s billion dollar estate—he hatches a plan to take Emelia out. Drake vows to protect her at all costs, but he might have to pay with his own life.
As the blurb says we have another book of fated matches but this book takes that premise and changes it a bit. We have an Alpha that is torn with his need to be with his true mate and one that wants to continue his line but knows (or does he) that his true mate would end up being killed if she ever got pregnant and came to term having the baby would kill her. So here we go in to the story…
Drake is a 300 year old wolf who also happens to be a twin Alpha. His father decreed that in order for one of the twins to become Alpha they would have to meet their one true mate. Drake doesn’t want to completely destroy his brother so put his search for his mate on the back burner but fate has a way of bringing you what you really want when you least expect it. He runs in to the woman fated to be his in the basement of his house drinking some rather expensive wine and immediately needs to not only be with her but find out everything he can. He accomplishes this by moving her up to be an assistant to him and as he gets to be around her more and more the conflict in his head begins. You see she’s human and he’s always been told that human mates of Alphas don’t survive. The other thing about him is his driven personality and the sheer amount of control he has over every aspect of it. He can’t just relax and see anything other than the bottom line so is puzzled when his mate isn’t willing to just let something dear to her go even though it makes no practical sense.
Emelia just wants to get even with the no-good businessman who claims that the bar/building she owns is actually his. She can’t even get a response from him or a meeting with him so decides to work for his company as a temp in order to hopefully get to meet him. At the party she meets a man who brings out feelings in her she never expected and when she finds out this man is the same businessman that is stealing her life from her she does some stupid things to get even. As she gets to know him and is put in danger due to his brother she wants more than just a fling she wants him. She pushes him outside of his shell but when he does something stupid that seems to show her he is nothing more than a bottom line guy can she really live with that?
Both of them were stubborn and the conflict with the twin was believable although I wish we had more time to see a bit more of the dynamic. I do hope she comes back to this world so we can see more of the main pair and learn more about the pack. I have to say thanks to NetGalley.com and Entangled Publishing for giving me the chance to read this in exchange for my honest opinion. I appreciate it and am looking forward to more by the author in the future.