Wolves of Stone Ridge Collection 2 ~ Paperback ~ Charlie Richards
Finding Balance: Todd spent three weeks in a cage. The night of his rescue, the scent of his mate was the only thing that convinced him to return to human form. When Todd finally figured out that Detective Lyle Sullivan was the man he was searching for, the human had been captured by the same men who'd experimented on Todd. The experiments done to Lyle scramble his DNA, nearly killing him. The only way to save Lyle is to complete the experimental procedure the scientists started on him. Todd's relief that the recovering Lyle recognizes him as his mate is short-lived. Lyle starts exhibiting increasingly aggressive and dangerous tendencies. Goading the Enforcer: Jared returned to Colin City for one reason, to make it through his sister's wedding. After that he wanted to return to his home in Massachusetts and go back to his blessed solitude and his life as an assassin. He didn't plan on attending a viewing for a deceased mentor, agreeing to help his shifter friend rescue a blind man or learning that he had a male shifter mate. He'd never been attracted to a man before, but he couldn't deny that he lusted after this one. Carson is the enforcer for the Stone Ridge wolf pack. He's followed his alpha's commands and obeyed him without question, even to the point of taking lives to ensure the safety of his pack. When he's faced with a mate who kills for money, with no remorse and no conscience, he questions Fate's choice. There's definitely a connection between them and both have trouble denying it, but Carson can't accept Jared's work as an assassin. And when Carson discovers that Jared knew from the beginning that he was Carson's mate, it creates even more tension between them. Through Dagus's Eyes: Dagus is tired of being controlled. After his brother Drake moved in with his shifter mate, Dagus had felt a great sense of accomplishment from finally living on his own, especially considering his blindness. But that was before being kidnapped by scientists bent on using him as a bargaining chip against the shifters living in the area. Discovering a mate has its pros and cons, and Dagus isn't certain he's ready for more drama. Brad never thought he'd find a mate, since his homophobic father filled his head with the belief that Fate didn't grant them to gay shifters. When his biker gang walks into a gay bar in Colin City for a night of fun, Brad's world is turned upside-down. Not only does he find his mate, but he discovers that the guy is human, blind and already knows about shifters. Accepting his mate means Brad will have to leave the only family he's known for the last thirty-seven years, his motorcycle gang. Learning that the local wolf pack is experiencing dangerous unrest due to several members not liking all the other shifter breeds in the area doesn't make his choice any easier. Loving the Enemy: Miach worked hard to take control of his life after being shoved into foster care when his mother died. Learning that shifters are real and what a threat they could be to humanity, he moved to the private sector, working for the Crystal Lake Corporation. He allowed the scientists to use their research to increase his agility, strength and healing so he could combat these creatures. Now, having spent three weeks under shifter's care, he's begun to question everything he's learned about them. They treat him far better than the scientists treat shifters. It took Nick three long, sexually frustrated weeks and a heart-to-heart with his alpha, to finally admit that Miach could be his mate. But there's a reason Miach is their prisoner. He's been brainwashed by the scientists to think that all shifters are abominations. Between the experiments done on him in the name of science and the fact that the wolf pack has had to keep him prisoner for so long because he's a threat to their pack, Nick has no idea if he can reach the man, mating pull or not.