Forced to leave Alaska to run the family farm while her father recovers from a tragic accident, Abbi heads home knowing she has the one thing she wants most again –Henry’s affections. She’s determined to not let anyone get in the way of that again.
But love for Abbi has never been easy.
With an overbearing mother who believes she has the right to approve who her daughter loves, a childhood ex-boyfriend who will do anything to win her back, and a wealthy, handsome boyfriend who always gets what he wants, Abbi soon realizes she may have to make some impossible choices.
Wolf Prey is Book 3 in the Wolf Cove series and should be read after finishing Wolf Bait (Book 1) and Wolf Bite (Book 2).
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There was something oddly sweet about this, otherwise, hot and heavy third installation to the Wolf Cove series. Abbi returns home from her summer in Alaska to help run her family farm when her father has a heartattack. Her mother is ecstatic to have her daughter back, thinking she can finally put her on the "right course" of life. Her ex is loving it--thinking that it's finally his time to right past wrongs and move on--together. Abbi is anywhere but sharing the same thoughts with her mother and Jed. And cue a whole bunch of drama from her mother, who is intent on keeping her from Henry and Jed, who's convinced that he can finally win her back for good. Henry and Abbi have other ideas, though. From the end of Book Two, the two have decided to take things to the next level and see where things go. Easy enough with them in different states and everything working against them, right? Book Three is a lot of drama and it takes Abbi right out of her comfort zone, taking her to places she never thought she'd visit. Her insecurities are brought to light and made me like her a little less with each "oh my word, what if..." moment she has. It made her (almost) less of an admirable female lead. Henry, on the otherhand, gets a bit more devastating a whole lot hotter. His experience shines through and takes Abbi on a journey of sexual discovery. With every page of the book, Nina West takes another step in the hot+sexy direction and leaves no stone unturned. Definitely a great read and a great lead in to the next installment!
What’s wrong? Does hearing that they’re with someone else bother you?”
“No! Of course not!” Just as quickly, I meet his gaze. “I wish I could erase what happened.”
He strolls slowly toward me, his scrutiny of the barn now shifted fully to me. To my face, and then lower, over the buttons of my dress that run from neck to knee. The dress does very little for my figure, though Celeste did put in darts at the chest to give it at least a bit of shape. “Why? Because you didn’t enjoy it?”
I open my mouth to say “yes,” but falter, because that would be a lie. I did enjoy it. “Because I don’t want you to be mad at me.”
“I let you go. I have no right to be mad at you for what happened.”
“So it doesn’t bother you?”
“That you were with someone else? I fucking hat it. Every time I think about it, it’s like a punch to my gut.” He heaves a sigh, reaching up to run his finger along the collar of my dress. “But I’m not angry with you. I’m angry with myself for ever allowing things to go the way they did. Had I been completely open with you, had I put you before myself and Wolf Hotels, we could have avoided it all.”
His fingers leave my dress to wipe the tear that slipped from my eye. “I’ll try not to bring it up again. Okay?”
My head bobs up and down. I slide off the bale of hay and reach for him, needing to feel his mouth on mine, his body against mine. I press myself against him and rope my arms around his neck, pulling him into my mouth, trying to convey how badly I want him, how much I feel, with each graze of my lip, with each stroke of my tongue.
“You can’t start this now, Abbi,” he growls between kisses, his arms tightening around me, pulling me closer to him. I feel him growing hard against me.
“Why not?” It comes out in a painful moan.
“Because I have to go if I want to get to New York tonight, and we both know your mother would not be okay with his happening under her roof. Neither would your father. I can’t disrespect them like that.”
“It’s the barn, not the house,” I counter with a pout. He’s right.
And yet I can’t just let him go. I’ve been watching him all day long, sneaking in touches wherever I can, thinking about kissing him but unable to, imagining him undressed in front of me, remembering what it looks like when he strokes himself for me at night.
I’m completely wound up, and no amount of touching myself is going to satisfy me.
Plus, who knows when I’ll see him again!
“Hold on a second.” I pry myself away from him and dart over to the open doors. It looks like the last of the revelers have left. All the cars are gone, even the Enderbeys’. I can see Mama moving about in the kitchen. No doubt Daddy’s in his bed already, exhausted from the day.
My stomach flutters with excitement. “Follow me.” I smile at him as I head to the other side, the one that faces the open fields. The sun’s just dipping below the horizon, leaving streaks of hazy pink and purple, promising another hot day tomorrow.
“What’s out here?” he asks, eyeing the stack of hay that’s sitting just outside the door. It’s a nice place to sit and rest after a long day.
“No roof.” I smile as I reach up to unfasten the top button of my dress.
He smirks. “Sex by semantics?”
“It’s the only way.” I drop my voice to a soft lull. “And I need you.”
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