Nina West’s WOLF PREY, the highly anticipated next book in her Wolf Cove Series is now available! Check out this sexy excerpt for WOLF PREY and be sure to grab your copy today!
About WOLF PREY (Wolf Cove Series #3):
Forced to leave Alaska to run the family farm while her father recovers from a tragic accident, Abbi heads home knowing she has the one thing she wants most again –Henry’s affections. She’s determined to not let anyone get in the way of that again.
But love for Abbi has never been easy.
With an overbearing mother who believes she has the right to approve who her daughter loves, a childhood ex-boyfriend who will do anything to win her back, and a wealthy, handsome boyfriend who always gets what he wants, Abbi soon realizes she may have to make some impossible choices.
Wolf Prey is Book 3 in the Wolf Cove series and should be read after finishing Wolf Bait (Book 1) and Wolf Bite (Book 2).
My heart skips two beats and then starts pounding against my breastbone.
“Henry!” I shriek, unable to keep any level of composure thanks to my excitement. I take off, running as fast as I can in flip-flops, ignoring the pain in my chest that comes with running in a bikini with crappy support.
He leans back against the side of the truck with his legs crossed at the ankles and his hands tucked into his pockets, and watches me approach with that sexy smirk curling his lip. A smirk he has perfected and should outright trademark.
I may look like a childish idiot, but I don’t care, the gravel crunching under my feet as I tear across the driveway and throw myself at his hard body, my arms snaking around his neck to lock in a tight squeeze.
He slips his hands from his pockets to scoop me up with ease, his deep chuckle vibrating throughout my body. “I don’t think I’ve ever had a welcome quite like that,” he murmurs, setting me on the ground after a long moment.
I take a moment to catch my breath as I admire his marvelous face, committing his crystal-blue eyes and long dark lashes to a fresh memory. And those lips… I miss the feel of them on me so much. “What are you doing here? I thought you were in Prague?” I ask through pants.
His gaze drops to my mouth, and my thighs clench instantly in anticipation. “I was, but I had to be in New York tonight for a meeting. I figured I’d stop here first. I can’t stay too long, though.” He leans forward and I close my eyes, waiting eagerly for his kiss. But he pauses. “Why are you all wet?”
“Oh.” I giggle. “I was just in the pond.”
“Hard at work, I see.” He gives me a mock frown but I know he’s teasing.
“We’ve been busting our butts all morning actually. Just took a break to cool off, it’s so hot.”
“Yeah, I’m missing the Alaska temperatures right now.” There’s a pause. “Who’s we?”
“Just my two summer workers. And Jed, of course.”
If my arms hadn’t been around Henry’s neck, I probably wouldn’t have noticed the sudden tension that stiffens him. “Fuckface?”
“Yeah. He’s been helping around here, a lot. I told you that.”
“Right.” He frowns. “How often is that, again?”
“He’s here every day.”
“You know I can’t do this on my own, Henry.”
“Which is why I offered to arrange for help.”
“And you know exactly why I couldn’t take you up on that.” Mama outright refused to accept his offer. It’s not for pride, because she’s had no trouble accepting help from every last member of our church.
“I’ve been told that she hasn’t stayed at the hotel, either.”
“The Enderbeys have a cousin in Pittsburgh she’s staying with.” In a spare bedroom with no air conditioning that requires Mama—all 370 pounds of her—to climb three flights of stairs every day. Even Jed’s dad tried to persuade her to take Henry’s offer of a luxury suite at the Wolf, but she won’t willingly accept a dime from “the wolf who’s preying on her daughter’s innocence.”
He shakes his head. “Stubborn woman.”
“I know. There’s nothing I can do. I’ve tried to reason with her.” I can’t tell anymore if her pigheadedness is borne of her being hung up on having her daughter married to the Reverend’s son, or that she simply wants me within arm’s reach until the day she dies, and she won’t have that if I’m with a man like Henry.
“They’re releasing Daddy today, though. Isn’t that great?” I lean against his body, letting my fingers slide over all the hard ridges and contours of his beautiful back and then his shoulders, and his arms. I stretch onto my tiptoes, wanting to go back to the part where he kisses me.
Henry’s attention is not easily swayed though. “Does he know you’re not his anymore?”
I sigh. “Yes. He’s trying to convince me otherwise, but I’ve told him many times.”
I skate my lips over his. He finally takes the hint, his hands grippingthe sides of my waist, sealing his lips over mineand kissing me with a level of skill that I might consider being concerned with, if I wasn’t so head-over-heels infatuated with him.
A tiny moan escapes me and he instantly deepens the kiss, forcing my mouth open wide to make room for his tongue. My hands wander over his chest, molding over his curves. “I’ve been thinking about this moment for weeks,” I whisper against his mouth. My daydreams always end with my hands moving south, into his jeans. If we weren’t out in the open, it’s exactly what I’d be doing already.
“Phone calls aren’t enough, then?”
“Not even close.”
I just cannot get enough of Nina West’s Wolf Cove series. I was so excited when I saw that Wolf Prey was releasing and that we were going to be getting more of the delicious Henry and the wonderfully innocent Abbi.
In this installment we have Henry and Abbi pulled apart just as they have reconciled. Abby rushed home to take care of the family farm as her father recover from a serious and nasty farm accident. But here is another chance for your sweet and mostly innocent Abbi to learn to grow her own wings. Pulled on every side by this small town that thinks it knows what is best for her. To be with the reverend’s son (you know that boy she dated who cheated on her and sent her running to Alaska in the first place…) The one her mother believes.. no insists she is meant to be with. That same mother who thinks she still has a right to control her daughter’s life. This is a chance for Abbi to grow a backbone back home surrounded by everyone she knows and fight for the man she loves.The man who still might not be able to say the words.. but has been showing them in the only way he knows how.
This book is filled with emotion. Yes.. definitely the sexual kind. Tension galore. And scenes that are so hot and scorching you will need fans going to cool you down. The situations that Abbi would find herself in…. OMG! But seriously freaking HOT! Where does Nina come up with this??? And I loved watching how Abbi and Henry’s relationship is evolving. Are there doubts and insecurities there? Umm… yeah there are a ton! But I think if we are honest with ourselves there are in any REAL relationship. When you start to really care for someone you get scared. You start getting nervous and ask all those what ifs. Especially if you fear or perceive that your partner is more worldly than you are, more experienced. It is hard not toot yourself. It is what you do and how you move forward in the relationship that counts. How you grow from the mistakes. And I feel that they do. They begin to truly trust each other. Trust in themselves. Trust in their relationship. And it is beautiful to watch it bloom.
I am truly hoping to get more Wolf Cove because how we are left…. *sigh* I won’t say it was a heartbreaking cliffhanger, because Abbi and Henry are in an OK place. But there is a situation that will impact their lives 😦
I highly recommend this book and series! It is a fabulous foray into Romantic Erotica. I promise you, you will thank me!
I received a complimentary cop of Wolf Prey in exchange for my honest review.
And don’t miss the first books in the Wolf Cove Series, WOLF BAIT and WOLF BITE!
About Nina West:
Nina West lives in the city but spends her summers in the wilderness with her husband. She loves having a steaming cup of cocoa in one hand and a steamy story full of angst in the other. Follow her on Facebook or on Twitter!