Forbes Mates Rerelease Celebration
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Everyone’s got one… But can they keep them?
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Blurb Will Tanner realize he’s wrong and claim his mate before Finley’s devotion is gone?
Finley Cooper is tired of waiting for his destined mate to be ready to claim him. In deference to human laws, he’s already agreed to wait until he’s eighteen. But now his birthday has come and gone—and his mate has a new set of excuses. Finley doesn’t understand it any more than his wolf does, and he’s beginning to wonder if fate made a mistake.
Tanner Pearce wants nothing more than to claim his mate, but he worries that Finley is too young. Tanner will never forget what happened when his best friend mated at Finley’s age, only to have that mate end up feeling trapped and breaking their bond. While rare, it can happen, and the fallout Tanner witnessed as his best friend tried to deal with the break has haunted him for years.
When Finley finally has enough, he threatens to find someone who will claim him if Tanner doesn’t, and Tanner realizes he needs to come to terms with his fears or risk losing his mate forever.
Excerpt from Devotion, Forbes Mates book 1
“Phone’s dead.” Tanner sighed.
“That sums it up pretty well.” He glanced up at the moon, but couldn’t really gauge the time well from it. “Unless we want to walk all the way home in wolf form, we need a phone.” He looked down the hill at the small collection of buildings at its base, then up the road to the larger cluster that made up the town. “I guess we’ll have to go up to one of the buildings.”
Finley made a face. “How do we explain being naked?”
That thought made his wolf want to bite something. Hard. There was no way in hell Tanner was letting his mate walk into someone’s house naked. “I’ll go. I’ll tell them I lost my clothes and raft in the river or something.”
He was nearly knocked off his feet by the blast of jealousy he got from Finley through their bond.
“You’re not going into someone’s house.”
Tanner blinked at him. “Fin?”
“No.” He crossed his arms, face set.
Uh-oh. “Uh… someone’s got to. And you sure as hell aren’t.”
Finley raised his eyebrow. “So, you’re allowed to, but I’m not.”
“Of course.” Something in the back of Tanner’s mind tingled, telling him he shouldn’t pursue this, but he ignored it.
“I’m supposed to be okay with you going into a strangers house, naked, while I sit out here and wait like a good little mate—is that it?”
The tone should have warned him. The mild words should have clued him in. Tanner, however, didn’t pay attention to either. Neither did he pay attention to the distinct lack of emotion coming across their bond. If Tanner had been thinking, that would have scared the shit out of him way more than if he was blasted with fury. “Yes. Well, you’re not little,” he remembered to say.
“No, that’s true, I’m not,” Finley agreed.
It finally dawned on Tanner that he was about to get himself in really hot water. The problem was, he had no idea what to do to stop it. “But—” He cut himself off at the look on Finley’s face. He stared at his mate, trying to figure out what to say. He really was not going to let Finley go in somewhere naked. He licked his lips and glanced around, as if he could divine some wisdom from the surrounding trees.
Instead, he found salvation on the road a short distance away.
“A pay phone!” he blurted.
Finley blinked at him, then looked over his shoulder and down at the road. “You are so lucky,” he muttered, throwing a glare back at Tanner.
Tanner was too busy being relieved. “So, I’ll go—”
“The fuck you will,” Finley said, succinctly.
“Oh hell no. You stay—”
“I. Will. Not. Stay. Put. Like. Some. Child.” Finley reiterated each word with a poke to Tanner’s chest. “And you, my dear mate, are going to take your Neanderthal bullshit and shove it up your ass.”
Tanner realized he’d dug himself in deep. He thought the best plan of attack at this point might just be to… shut up. He tried not to wince over the pure fury now pouring through their bond. At least Finley wasn’t silent, but in truth, he was not entirely sure if knowing about the fury was better, after all. He didn’t think he succeeded. “So, uh, how do you think we should proceed?”
When the fury abated somewhat, he patted himself on the back.
“It’s simple. We both go. The phone is in a dark enough part of the parking lot. I’ll call. You watch for anyone to approach.”
“B—” Tanner stopped and gulped at the look Finley sent him. “Uh, sounds good. We’ll, err, shift after the call.”
Finley smiled, but Tanner knew there was no happiness in it. “That will work until they get here.”
Tanner simply nodded, deciding discretion was the better part of valor. And now that he could have Finley in his bed, he needed to figure out how to not jeopardize that. He thought he might have a lot to learn.
To go along with the Celebration, Devotion (book one) is 99¢ for the duration of the tour! This will be a great way to get started on the series!