(Sakana Series, Bk #1)
by Amanda LeMayBlurb:
I had a life plan: Get out of San Francisco. Go home. Start my new job.
I wanted to get on with my life. Howl at the moon. Let my wolf side run wild and free.
But when I stopped in Comfort, Texas, to spend a quiet 2-week vacation with family, all of my best-laid plans came to a screeching halt.
I didn’t plan for Dain Louvel. Okay, so maybe I’d secretly hoped to see him, again, but I didn’t expect all those feelings I’d felt for him before to come rushing back and blindside me. I’d moved on. Or so I thought.
The problem is, I didn’t plan on the sakana bond, that rare and precious bond between mates, to connect our minds, bodies, and souls.
I also hadn’t planned on fighting for my life.
But, yeah, stuff happens in Comfort, Texas. I really should’ve planned better.
And then, he was there. In the kitchen. Like the most vivid dream I’d ever had.
“How am I supposed to study with this smell invading…”
Deep, husky, and sexy as hell, the sound of his voice sent little electric shocks through my brain and all the corresponding parts of my body that made me a female of the species. I couldn’t do anything but stare while his huge, shirtless chest expanded on a deep breath.
His head turned slowly my way until his cherry-wood eyes locked on mine.
“Jessy…” It came out as a whisper.
There I sat with a milk moustache and a mouth full of meatloaf sandwich.
I couldn’t have spoken even if I hadn’t had a mouthful of food. I looked him up and down, took in every glorious inch of him, and because I couldn’t help myself, I did it again.
Oh. Sweet. Heavens.
His mouth curved into a smile. Deep dimples appeared on his cheeks.
I think I smiled back.
I might have blacked out a little, too.
“Hey.” He cleared his throat like he wanted to say something else and I was so hoping he would because I had lost the ability to speak. “Jess.”
Say “hey”. Say something—say anything—just open your mouth, dammit!
A deep pink blush crept up his neck and covered his gorgeous face. In the next second, he had a plate in his hand and disappeared from the kitchen. The last I saw of him was a thick, long, shiny, black ponytail that seemed to split his wide shoulders in two as it hung down past the waistband of his low-riding, completely ass-hugging, faded jeans.
My dad chuckled. “We didn’t tell him. Thought it would be a nice surprise.”
I opened my mouth to reply. Nothing came out.
I stared at the empty doorway. At the food between my trembling hands. A shuddering breath went through me. The gooseflesh that sprang up made my skin tighten and tingle. I tingled pretty good in a few hidden places, too. Dain’s presence in the room for those few brief seconds made my twitchy, jelly-like, overused muscles tense up while my insides seemed to go all hot and melty.
The sound of my name on his lips echoed through my brain on a crazy endless loop.
And it was perfect.
I couldn’t put it down. The characters are well-developed and the plot is great. It has some great twists and turns throughout the story. Readers will be drawn into the story from the very first page. It is definitely one to add to your To Be Read list you won’t be disappointed. I look forward to reading more of Amanda’s books.