Running With Wolves by Cynthia Cooke
He is a loyal pack member, fated to serve…
Shay Mallory knows nothing of her shifter heritage. The strange auras and voices were only scary stories whispered by her father before he disappeared. What she does know is that something has always been missing in her life.
So when Jason Stratton, a compelling stranger, comes to town, offering her protection and something more, Shay leaps at the chance to know him better. But despite their immediate bond, it is Jason's duty to deliver Shay untouched to The Colony—and into another man's bed. Now, with demonic forces circling, the very future of their kind depends on Jason and Shay resisting their growing passion. For Jason possesses something that no other Alpha can ever claim…Shay's heart.”
Shay spends a lot of time fixing up her home, which seems to be falling apart at the seams. She keeps to herself as best she can to avoid the constant buzz of other people’s thoughts. Then out of the blue a stranger comes to her rescue. Jason showed up just in time to safe Shay from some real evil, but she doesn’t understand that just yet. Along with himself, Jason brings a few secrets that Shay’s father kept to himself. And soon they’re off on an adventure into a world of werewolves, demons and her long lost family in The Colony.
The story started out very well. It caught my attention and held it. The confrontation between Shay and the things that are going on around her really made me connect with the character. I found the mythology the author created for this story to be very in depth and unique. The characters were very well thought out, and believable. I had a hard time holding the connection with Shay when she was informed she was the daughter of The Colony’s past leader, but the author brought me right back by throwing me right into Shay’s confusion over it all.
Over all it’s a great read for anyone who enjoys a good werewolf romance and anyone looking to read a little different version of the werewolf creation myth.