Crossroads: Southern Arcana, Book 2
He's the last man she should ever want. She's the last woman he can ever have. Southern Arcana, Book 2 Coming from a family with psychic gifts, Derek Gabriel was aware of but separate from the dangers of the supernatural world, until a rogue wolf shifter stripped away his humanity. The change he barely survived didn't drive him insane, but the cultural bias against him as an inferior transformed wolf might. And it doesn't help that he's fallen for the daughter of the most powerful wolf in the country. Almost from the moment she was born, Nicole Peyton started planning her escape from the strict confines of elite shapeshifter society, an old-fashioned world where women are valued only for their bloodlines and bank accounts. In New Orleans she has a bar she loves, friends in decidedly low places, and a smoldering sensual tension with an incredibly attractive and deliciously unsuitable man. Their forbidden longing erupts into unbridled need--until Nick's sister burns into town with a strike team hard on her heels. Saving her means Nick has to play by the Conclave's rules?and give up the man she is growing to love. Unless Derek does something completely crazy--issue a challenge that could shake the foundations of their world. Warning: This book contains forbidden lust, strip poker, instinct-driven sex in odd places, devious shapeshifters, and love and loss in a world of paranormal politics and supernatural schemes.