"Her thoughts turned to the kiss they'd shared. Sure, she'd been kissed before, but never like that.
Never in a way that had left her feeling forever changed, like the memory of it was as much a part of her as any of her limbs.
She could still feel the tingling sensation on her lips, and dark criminal or not, she wanted more."
Years ago, Grey Wolf Jared Black was cast from the pack for a crime he didn't commit. If they wanted him to be an outlaw cowboy, fine. Now, he's the mysterious criminal wolf known only as the Rogue, a name his former packmates won't soon forget. But when a vampire threat endangers the lives of their entire species, Jared must confront his former packmates again, even if that means betraying the only woman he's ever loved...
Ever since Maeve Gray escaped the pack's bloodsucking enemies, she's been determined to save her species—and fast. But when a wicked cowboy wolf shows up on the Grey Wolf ranch, offering everything Maeve's heart desires, her eyes are opened to a whole new world beyond the packlands. For this cowgirl, sleeping with the enemy could prove as desirable as it is deadly...
To his enemies, he's known as the Rogue. To her, he's her only chance at survival…
A melodramatic choice between love and revenge is the crux of the predictable third paranormal western in Ballenger's Seven Range Shifters series (after Cowboy in Wolf's Clothing). At 15, wolf shifter Jared Black was falsely accused of murder and exiled from the Grey Wolf Pack. Twenty years later, Jared is now known among shifters as the mysterious vigilante Rogue. Everyone in the Grey Wolf Pack believes Jared is dead, including his first love, Maeve, the sister of Grey Wolf's pack leader. When Maeve is targeted by vampires, Rogue saves her and convinces her to join him at his hideout. Maeve doesn't recognize Jared and agrees to work with him to fight the vampires. Jared, meanwhile, is still in love with Maeve, yet knows his secret plan to get revenge against the Grey Wolf Pack will break her heart, so he tries to keep her at arm's length. A slow start gives way to a gratifying, action-packed second half, but abounding clich s will have some readers rolling their eyes. It's hard to get invested in this tortured romance.
I absolutely LOVED this book! Kait Ballenger keeps getting better & better! I adore all her cowboy wolves! Maeve, our shewolf heroine, is a Grey Wolf who wants to help her pack from the vampires. Rogue, our sexy hero, is a cowboy wolf that doesn’t belong to a pack. He and Maeve don’t really get along and have so much sexual tension! Maeve goes to stay on Rogue’s ranch while he keeps her safe from vampire danger. I enjoyed watching these to open up to one another and learning secrets & passion. Rogue has only ever loved Maeve. But Maeve finding out he was Jared changes her. These two were always destined for their HEA! Each book in the series keeps me engaged page to page! I can’t recommend this book enough! All thoughts are my own👍🏻 I was given an advanced copy.