Defying Pack Law (Pack, Book #1)

Dana fled her pack and their laws to live on her terms, but the price of defiance was her happiness.

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Genre: Paranormal/Werewolf Multi Partner Romance (MFMM)

Pack law states Lycan females must be shared by two or more males, but young and in love, Dana flees rather than be forced into a ménage. Her life on the run, constantly on guard, leaves no room for happiness–or love. When her past catches up and returns her to the home she fled, she finds herself reevaluating her beliefs. To her surprise, she discovers her body and inner wolf want to claim three males.

Could it be that now older and wiser, she can accept the Lycan polyamorous way of life? Or will jealousy and fear send her running again?

‘Pack’ series order:

*Author’s note: This series is best read in order so that you can understand unfolding events.

Excerpt:

“What do you want with me?” she asked in voice that sounded weak and soft. She also wanted to slap herself for asking such a stupid question. She knew what he wanted, to bed her and impregnate her. But surely he could have found another woman in the years she’d been gone? Lycan females were rare, but given his evident alpha stature and good looks, the available ones would have fallen over themselves to snare him. Surprisingly, she didn’t like this train of thought.

“Well, my dear fiancée, you ran off before we could be wed in the eyes of our people. I intend to rectify that delay as soon as possible, willing or not.” He said it so matter-of-factly, so coldly, that it took her a moment to process it.

Her mouth dropped open. “Are you out of your fucking mind?”

“Yup.”

His answer took her aback. Had Nathan truly gone mad? She looked to John. “Tell me he’s joking.”

“John doesn’t get a say,” Nathan growled. “So stop looking at him. I’m the one you promised to mate with. I’m the one who saved your ass. I’m the one you will look to, not him.”

She looked away from John, who shrugged apologetically. She faced Nathan again and saw the tic in the side of his jaw. Is he jealous of John for some reason? “No.”

“No, what? Did you think you had a choice after the way you ran away from me?”

She narrowed her gaze and found her temper at last. “You betrayed me.”

“I was a boy following the laws of my alpha. The laws we all follow.”

“You could have said no.” What she left unsaid was he could have chosen to run with her. He already knew that.

“Ah yes, you and your precious policy of not sharing regardless of our kind’s laws and customs. Don’t worry, you made that point abundantly clear. You’ll be glad to know you win. Happy? I won’t be sharing you with anyone else.”

She heard the doctor utter an exclamation of surprise. “Nathan, the pack won’t like that.”

Nathan rounded on him. “I don’t give a fuck what the pack likes. I lost her once because I let the pack tell me what to do. I won’t do it again. I’m alpha, and they’ll do as I damned well say. And don’t think I don’t smell your interest in her. She’s mine. I am invoking pack law on this one. She’s unmated without a guardian to speak for her. Let it be known, I claim her as mine.”

Dana’s temper simmered at his cave-wolf decree, and in exact reverse, her heart stuttered at his admission of regret. But, change of mind or not, she wasn’t about to reward him. He’d hurt her too bad, and now, she’d do the same right back. “Pack law is pack law. Isn’t that what you once told me? Well guess what? I’m also going to invoke your precious fucking pack law. I demand the right to a true pack mating.” Dana invoked a clause rarely used, but one all girls were taught about by their mothers at a young age. In the case a Lycan female found herself of age to marry without a guardian, while a male could claim her, the female could request up to three more mates of her choice, a buffer of sorts in case the male who claimed her wasn’t her first choice .

“What?” Both men whirled to face her, the doctor in surprise, Nathan in fury.

“You heard me, Nathan. Since you’re going to force me to accept you as a mate, whether I want to or not, then I demand the right to choose three more mates. After all, it’s for the good of the pack.” She embellished her saucy retort with a twisted smile. “And I’m starting with the good doctor over there, who, if my nose doesn’t deceive me, is unmated.”

“You can’t do this,” Nathan growled. “Do you have any idea how long I’ve looked for you? Waited to tell you I was sorry?”

“Gee, I guess you forgot the ‘sorry’ part when you ordered me around like some kind of slave to your wishes. Once again, it’s all about you and what you want. What about what I want?” she yelled, clutching the sheet to her bosom before it fell and she gave them an eyeful.

“What’s going on?” Another werewolf poked his head in, a rather good-looking one, and Dana pointed her finger at him.

“Him. I want him too.”

“Dana!” Nathan bellowed, but she shot him the middle finger and a glare.

When another body jostled for position in the doorway, a tousled blond with a grin from ear to ear, she pointed again. “And that one for my fourth.” She shot Nathan a triumphant grin.

“I won’t share you,” Nathan said through clenched teeth.

“Oh, sorry, was I ignoring what you want? Gee, what do you know? Payback’s a bitch. Now if you men wouldn’t mind, I need my rest if I’m expected to fuck you bunch of animals after you all claim me like some fucking prize.”