Nicole Austin – Scandalous

{February 10, 2007}   Checkmate by Annmarie McKenna


What’s an alpha shape-shifting wolf to do when the woman pre-destined to be his mate no longer trusts men? 

After returning home from an eight-month security job, Eli Graham is ready to claim his best friend’s little sister as his mate. He’d put it off for years, thinking he was doing the right thing by waiting. Instead of the stubborn, independent, carefree girl he left behind, Eli finds a shell of the woman he once knew.

Having lived through a near fatal attack, Nikki Taylor has hidden herself away from the world. Now the time has come to face head-on the one man who could devastate her completely, Eli Graham. She’s loved him forever, craves him, body, heart and soul, but he’s never treated her as anything but a little sister.

When Nikki witnesses a murder, she has no choice but to rely on Eli’s expertise. While guarding her from the man bent on wiping out a witness, Eli shows Nikki that he’ll not only protect her body, but he’ll show her just what it means to be a wolf’s mate. 

I can’t recommend this book highly enough. Wowza! It has everything. Suspenseful plot, vivid characters, intriguing secondary characters, cunning bad guy, hunky alphas, and scorching hot sex. I read it in one night, totally incapable of putting it down. Now I have one question for Annmarie. When is Derek’s story coming out? <g>

It was fun to catch up with the characters from Seeing Eye Mate, but this story can easily be read as a stand alone.   

Checkmate will be available February 13th from Samhain Publishing.


Annmarie McKenna says:

Aw, Nic. I didn’t know you put this here. Thanks 🙂 I’m glad you liked it. And Derek’s story…well, let’s just say, he’s coming 🙂

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