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To be chosen is everything.
Billionaires. Scholars. Relic hunters.
Alessandro and Maximus Luceres are a united force and dangerous wolves to cross. Members of the powerful House of Luceres, they have spent their lifetimes searching the world over for the Lupus Sanguis Chalice, the fabled wolf blood chalice reputed to save the life of a human bitten by a werewolf during the first full moon.
But never in all their travels did the twins expect to find their possible Forever Mate, much less discover the beautiful Trinity Wells to be in league with their sworn enemies, the nefarious House of Ribelle, who are seeking the precious chalice by any means necessary and want Trinity to mate with one of their own.
Shockingly, Trinity is bitten by a Nomad wolf, starting the clock ticking down to her possibly fatal transformation and making the discovery of the chalice all that more vital.
Will Trinity survive the change…and unite the pair of brothers rivaling to be her Forever Mates?
Read an Excerpt
“Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today…”
Maximus vibrated with excessive energy, droning out the minister. Standing there like a stuffed turkey in his dove-gray morning coat and tails, waiting for his brother and mate to conclude the official ceremony, all he could think was sign the damn contract already. The sooner he got out of this godawful monkey suit and had an extended run in the clear, crisp desert air, the better.
He stretched his neck under the stiff white collar. There wasn’t much call for such attire in the sacred halls of a dusty library, researching ancient writings, seeking clues to the whereabouts of sacred objects, in particular the House of Luceres’ holiest of grails, the Lupus Sanguis Chalice. Just thinking of laying his hands on the priceless item made his pulse quicken.
Lives spent in the higher halls of learning was a calling he and his twin Alessandro were well suited to. He didn’t want the unenviable job of being CEO of a string of worldwide casinos, like the ones his soon-to-be married brother reined over, though he admired how his sibling managed the position with such style and grace.
But even Cristaldo had to release his wolf on occasion, to manage his beast effectively. Maximus hid a grin at the reminder of how off-the-rails his alpha sibling had become when he’d first met up with the lovely, all-too-human Everly. He’d nearly lost it, according to their brother Lucius—Cristaldo’s twin—who took great glee in reminding everyone of the fact.
“And do you, Everly Joy Affini, take this man, Cristaldo Maximus Luceres, to be your lawfully wedded husband, until you are reborn?”
His brother raised his mate’s veil and the look of adoration and love so clear in his eyes made Maximus glance away. Sly, sitting in the first row of pews as acting majordomo of the House of Luceres, let out a loud sob, his kindly face creased with contentment as he pressed a snowy-white handkerchief to his mouth.
A sense of need and envy stirred deep inside Maximus, its rawness taking him by surprise. What is this? He ran a finger between his shirt collar and his neck in an effort to loosen it. Taking a deep breath, he forced himself to remain still and see the final part of the ceremony to its expected conclusion. His twin Alessandro stirred at his side, apparently needing a deep breath of his own. The church was too hot and too stifling by half.
So to all the newbies out there in the world of the paranormal, you really don’t have to suspend your belief in reading this one. Ms. Bain writes her paranormals with a human touch and her characters just come alive on the pages. She never goes into the nitty-gritty of shifting, being a werewolf, or what Trinity needs to do. This story is a book two of a series with brothers but you don’t need to read the first one to understand this one. I’ve read both now and trust me, you won’t be lost.
Trinity is hilarious to me. Smart, sassy but at the same time naive, she really doesn’t have time to think about the situation that she is in. She goes strictly on instinct and it’s refreshing. There is no time for overthinking her situation except for the ending. But then again, I would have been, too. I liked how she put the twins in their place when needed. She didn’t take a bunch off of those two, but she also listened to them when it was very necessary.
The twins are not your typical overbearing billionaire wolves. In fact, I still can’t figure out which one is the alpha of the two. However, separately and together they were great. They fed off of each other but each had their own talents. Plus, each one of them treated Trinity differently, too. I honestly didn’t have a favorite, which normally I would.
The race for the chalice is great. Ms. Bain wrote the scenes in Alaska that made me feel the cold, the stark beauty of the night, and the blinding white of the snow. Plus, the scene with the leader at the restaurant is important and should NOT be missed. I feel a story coming on with his granddaughter. It was interesting to hear the full story about the chalice and where it came from. Of course, he didn’t bother to tell them the how. Love it…had to figure it out on their own.
Overall, I loved their story in the end. I plan on sitting down and reading both books back to back because, well…I just loved them. Ms. Bain has a way of creating characters that you will fall in love with and want to get to their happy ending.
About the Author:
January Bain has wished on every falling star, every blown-out birthday candle, and every coin thrown in a fountain to be a storyteller. To share the tales of high adventure, mysteries, and fast-paced thrillers she has dreamed of all her life. The story you now have in your hands is the compilation of a lot of things manifesting itself for this special series. Hundreds of hours spent researching the unusual and the mundane have come together to create a series that features strong women who don’t take life too seriously, wild adventures full of twists and unforeseen turns, and hot complicated men who aren’t afraid to take risks.
If you are looking for January Bain, you can find her hard at work every morning without fail in her office with two furry babies trying to prove who does a better job of guarding the doorway. And, of course, she’s married to the most romantic man! Who once famously remarked to her inquiry about buying fresh flowers for their home every week, “Give me one good reason why not?” Leaving her speechless and knocking her head against the proverbial wall for being so darn foolish. She loves flowers.
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