Adriana, the alpha’s illegitimate daughter was hated and bullied by everyone for her birth and not having a wolf. On the night of her eighteenth birthday, she overheard her father talking to her brothers about giving her up to the Lycan king, in order to form a peace treaty. Xander is nothing like she expected, but one thing is certain, everything thing she has heard about him being ruthless is true. When the secret her father has vowed to take to his grave is now out in the open, Adriana realizes not having a wolf is the least of her problems. Will Xander stand for all his mate is made of when he finds out the truth about her, or will he discard her and treat her like every other woman he has been with?View More
ALPHA XANDER’S POV I tell Adriana to stop mostly because I want to keep being in her presence more than anything else. And there Is something weird in the air, inside of me that I can only test when she is this close. I need to make sure the stress has not successfully made me lose my mind. There is no way I can explain to anybody what I’m feeling without sounding crazy. My heart is beating fast for some reason and I can feel the hairs on the back of my arms standing. I watch my sister, her face is passive, the blank look in her eyes giving nothing away. I know she is annoyed with me, I don’t think she has forgiven me for any of the things I have done to Adriana and while I hate myself sometimes when I think of the terrible way I treated her, I plan on making up for it now, in any way that I can. Daciana loves Adriana like her sister, their bond is one of a kind, something I can’t put into words. How fast they got close and how well they treat each other, it is like a match made in
ADRIANA’S POV“What did you want to ask?” Daciana says, pulling me from my train of thoughts. I keep reading the book in my hand, to be honest, I’ve been repeating the same line, which I’m sure I’ve read before since I came out.Xander glances at me and I quickly avert my gaze, going back to my book and once again reading the same line.“The day you went out, for shopping,” he adds the last part with a pointed tone. I can see Daciana’s eyes roll from here, her brother doesn’t pay her much mind.
ALPHA XANDER’S POVI give Daciana a look then turn to my mate, who has her eyes pinned to the floor. Even from here I can see how red her cheeks are. My eyebrows almost reach my hairline in question.What are they up to? My eyes do a quick sweep of the closet. Everything seems to be in place, I’ve been here a lot of time because Daciana likes sitting here for some reason and going through her clothes. Mostly as an excuse to go shopping. But she knows she can’t go out and there is no way in hell I’m letting either of them leave this pack until Khai is found.Aiden isn’t a threat, not yet at least. I&r
ADRIANA’S POV“Do you like this?” Daciana pulls out another short, skimpy and almost sheer dress from its hanger in her closet. I stare at it in wonder, trying to figure out where most of the parts are. A frown mars my lips and I look over what she is holding up to me to her expectant expression.“What is this?” I ask, genuinely confused. She throws her head back and laughs loudly.“A dress, Adriana. You know, what we wear to cover up.” she replies, her tone dripping with sarcasm.I roll my
ALPHA XANDER’S POVSanders is already shaking even before I do or say anything to him. Interesting.Donovan is standing behind him with his hands poised on both sides of Sanders' head. Okay, so maybe I do know why he seems so nervous. But that is what I’m looking for, a crack in his seemingly perfect exterior. I’ve already done a background check on him. He has been serving Daciana for a very long time, and she trusts him with her life.Except that is the main thing right now, I don’t. I don’t trust him with my mate’s life.
ALPHA XANDER’S POV“You smell like wolf,” I’m greeted with those words as I enter my office. I look at Donovan who has a glass tumbler at his lips, the sparkling amber liquid is almost empty.“What are you doing here?” I ask instead, glaring at his feet that are crossed at the ankles, ON MY DESK. “Get your legs down,” I growl and he does that immediately before sitting up.I don’t know why the fuck he spends all his time in my office when he has his, and all he does is annoy me and get on my nerves. Actually, this is the answer to my question.
ADRIANA’S POVXander has this way of gaining my attention even when my mind isn’t there. I look up in time to see Zara’s back straighten. Xander is standing less than a foot away from us now and I try to look at anywhere but him while I work on getting my breathing under control. I know for a fact the way my heart is beating isn’t just because of the exertion.“Alpha,” Zara bows her head in respect.“Can you give us a moment?” he asks, though his tone suggests it isn’t a question. Zara, who knows how he is, is already out of the room before I even have a chance to catch my bre
ADRIANA’S POV“Too slow,” Zara says, gripping my arm and pulling me to her so my back is pressed against her front. “See, you’ll be dead in seconds if this is a real fight.” I nod, heaving as I try to catch my breath.“Let’s go again.” She releases me and takes a single step back. “Remember, don’t think of me getting to you. Just follow your instinct and attack, good?” I nod, breathing hard.I dance on my toes, she watches me with her hawk-like eyes, studying my body language and trying to see which side I might attack from. My brain is blank, I try to shut off every single thought. With her hands poised in front of her, ready to fight, I pause and she raises a brow, before she can think to speak, I throw my hand out and hook her below the jaw. She stumbles back and I smile widely, feeling proud for finally getting something right.I’m still celebrating my victory when I feel the floor disappear from under me. A loud oomph leaves my lips and I wrap my arms around myself, groaning from
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