Cooke, Cynthia, Lying with Wolves (The Colony, Book 2), (Richmond, Surrey: Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2014).
Title: Lying with Wolves (The Colony, Book 2)
Author: Cynthia Cooke
Issues: Bereavement; Grief; Self Esteem
Only her powerful magic can save the Colony and the man she loves…
In the wake of a betrayal, Celia Lawson, the last of a preeminent magical bloodline, is building a new life for herself outside the security of the Colony. Meanwhile, demon raiders have breached the protective barriers of the compound and are threatening everyone she loves. When she learns of the tragedy, Celia races home to help mount a magical offensive–and finds comfort back in the arms of the shifter who broke her heart….
Risking exposure for all that he’s done, Malcolm Daniels wants only to redeem himself with the pack and win back Celia’s trust. But as demon forces invade, Celia’s magic–and her own conflicted feelings for Malcolm–will be tested in ways neither of them ever would have imagined.
The insidious whispers floating in the night air sent chills through Celia’s blood. The demons were coming, and soon they’d break the barriers into the Colony, and none of the wolf shifters would be safe.
Only Celia, keeper of the crystals, can stop them now. But she can’t do it alone.
Her mother could have helped her, but she is no longer there. She was killed in the shifter’s war for power. Now Celia wants justice, and she wants to protect her people; what she doesn’t want is to forgive Malcolm, who brought devastation and danger upon their heads.
But more than anything, she doesn’t want to accept that he is worth saving and, perhaps, worthy of her love.
Welcome to the Colony. Hope you enjoy the world of the shifters hidden in the Cascade Mountains where nothing, and no one, is as it seems.
Embrace the seduction!