Wildlife photographer Olyvia Rayne has just learned of her Father’s death and must return to Pier Part, Louisiana to take care of his affairs. She hasn’t seen her father in over eleven years, having left the bayou with her Mother to live in Baton Rouge when she was fifteen. Now at twenty six, she hasn’t seen her high school friend Gunner Robichaux since she left. And he’s certainly changed. He’s now a tall, hot, mouth watering morsel. And he’s interested in her. Really interested to the point of obsession. But Oly is afraid to trust anyone. Especially a man she’s so attracted to. But Gunner has loved her all his life and will do anything to make her his.
What really floors Oly more than anything else is finding out that her father, Bolin Rayne, has left her with a healthy bank account and a steady income. This from a father she thought never even loved her. Little did she know, he did.
Gunner is the Alpha of the Loup Garou pack of Bayou Lafourche. Oly has no idea of what he’s offering her as his mate. The raw lust and passion Gunner is offering Olyvia terrifies her and she’s afraid to give herself over to him. And then there’s also the competition in the lovely wolf-bitch Kara. She will stop at nothing to become Gunner’s mate, even murder. She tries on several occasions to do just that. She burns Oly’s cabin down around her, kidnaps and beats her and nearly feeds her to the alligators. Olyvia only escapes because of the Watchers. A race of elf like creatures that can blend into the bark of the cypress trees. They are protectors of the bayou land along with the Loup Garou. Gunner rescues Oly with the Watchers help.
When Kara see’s she can’t succeed at destroying Olyvia, she goes after Oly’s best friend Gretchan. She kidnaps her, takes her to an abandoned sugar mill, and beats her just like she did Olyvia. But when Gunner, Olyvia and Cullen find Gretchan, the strangest thing happens. Cullen recognizes Gretchan as his mate. The Loup Garou finally subdue Kara and she is held a prisoner until the Blood Moon ritual that will make Olyvia Gunner’s mate. They will have open sex in front of all the pack and the Watchers. Olyvia will conceive and then afterward she’ll go through the shift for the first time into the half wolf/half human existence that is Loup Garou.
Bolin Rayne, Oly’s father, was buried by the cabin that Kara burned, in a wooden box on top of the ground. He had made a deal with the Watchers that traded Olyvia to the Alpha of the Loup Grou in exchange for an extended life as a Loup Garou. Also, with Gunner’s help he invested in oil companies and that’s where the money came from that he’s left Olyvia. He had terminal cancer and knew he was going to die. But a series of three bites transformed him also at the Blood Moon. He resurrected and to Olyvia shock was at the Blood Moon Ceremony. As Kara screamed at Olyvia as she became Gunner’s mate, Bolin turned on her a with one swipe of his claws, ripped Kara head from her shoulders.
In the end love wins the battle for supremacy. Olyvia has a second chance to reconnect with her father and spend an extended life with the love of her life, Gunner. As they run into the night after the ritual is complete, Olyvia knows in her heart that she made the right decision, and she and Gunner would love each other unconditionally.
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Published October 28, 2012
Romance, Literature & Fiction.