Because of that, she had long ago made a deal with life. She opted for what she knew she could get – scholarships, a career and financial independence and in exchange, she gave up that which she craved – being needed, wanted and most of all, loved. It was a reluctant bargain but one she felt certain would keep her safe from life’s jagged edges, hazardous moments and dangerous men.
But an unlikely glitch in her life plan has brought her face-to-face with all of those things at once in the form of two brothers – Armin and Tanner Vossler. Tiger shifters and front men for the wildly popular indie rock group, Stung by Fate, they are the antithesis to the stability Anabelle has so long sought from life.
And although Anabelle hates the brothers, their music and everything she thinks they represent, she has no option but deal with them or risk losing everything she’s worked so hard to achieve.
Initially she is repulsed by their bad boy reputations. But soon she discovers that there is more – much more – to them than their sexy rocker personas and rumored womanizing ways.
Their presence is powerful, all-encompassing and nearly hypnotic to the curvaceous young woman. Once she gets a glimpse of their primal side – a taste of nature’s wild things – she finds herself tortured by a need to uncover the mystery behind the men.
To her shock and disbelief, they are not the only ones with a dark, unknown past. In a final twist of fate, Anabelle discovers that she has demons of her own to confront and unless she does, all that she’s dreamed of could vanish…
An Excerpt from the Book:
Emboldened, she stepped towards him and said, “I’m still here. Aren’t I?”
Tanner looked at her with surprise in his eyes. “But… Anabelle, surely the Professor told you…”
She moved nearer until only inches separated their lips. She whispered, “Told me… told me… what?”
“That…” he said softly.
She closed the gap by another millimeter or so, interrupted him and said, “That I would risk being happy in a way that I could have never imagined? That I could have a life I’d never dreamed of having, with not one, but two, of the most amazing men a woman could ever hope to be with? Is that what you are asking me, Tanner? Is it?”
“No.” he said sternly.
“Then what Tanner? What is it that you want to know about what the Professor said to me? I’m right here, just ask me…” She dared.
Instantly he replied, “That you could die, Anabelle. That you could fucking die. That’s what…”
Without a word, she nodded in the affirmative. She reached towards his thick, mussed hair and tugged a runaway strand behind his ear. Their eyes met as never before. She looked deep into them and replied softly, “Yes… He did.”
Tanner seemed stunned by her resolve but Anabelle had reached her limits as a woman. If she was to assume her rightful place in this life, alongside these men, this was the time to stake her claim.
It was her birthright, as much theirs, to be with one’s true mate. She stared bravely into the abyss of death with the tenderness of love as her only weapon – her only hope of salvation…Gabrielle Demonico