Stop being so suspicious. Come with me, Derren repeated.
The thing is, began Ally, she finds his level of dominance so hot that when he’s forceful with her, it turns her on. She’s not at all discouraged by how cold he is with her. The poor guy can’t win.How about we just stop talking about her? suggested Jesse. With a few Fines the conversation switched topics. Uninterested in anyone other than his mate, he said into her ear, What did Tess want?
I thought as much. He bit into his cinnamon twist, inwardly groaning. His mate could bake like a pro.I told her we’d go for lunch at her house on Monday.She blinked. You have a private jet?
It belongs to one of Nick’s contacts. Jesse took another bite of his pastry. He lets us use it.Your Alpha seems to have some really useful contacts.
He met most of them in juvie, including Derren. Shifters in places like that form little ‘packs’ of their own and often keep in touch afterward.
Huh. She was curious about how Nick and Derren had found themselves in juvie, but it didn’t feel right to ask. It was none of her business. They have my respect for surviving the experience. Many shifters died at the hands of the abusive human guards.He knew she was not only comforting him; she was warning him. He didn’t give a fuck how many dark or broken parts she had—he wanted her as she was.
I can’t promise you I’ll be happy in a pack, Jesse. They’re a lot like prides and—Yours wasn’t anything like a real pride, so how can you know that you won’t be happy here when it’s something you’ve never been part of before?
She couldn’t deny that he made a good point. Hell, her pride hadn’t even had territory to call its own. There was an Alpha and a Beta but no enforcers. She sighed. I need time to think.Think? He did not like the sound of that. No thinking.