Romance: Tied To The Wolf: BBW Paranormal Shapeshifter Romance (Werewolf Romance, BBW Paranormal Romance, Shifter Romance)

Romance: Tied To The Wolf: BBW Paranormal Shapeshifter Romance (Werewolf Romance, BBW Paranormal Romance, Shifter Romance) by Ashley Hunter Read Free Book Online

Book: Romance: Tied To The Wolf: BBW Paranormal Shapeshifter Romance (Werewolf Romance, BBW Paranormal Romance, Shifter Romance) by Ashley Hunter Read Free Book Online
Authors: Ashley Hunter
not convinced, but Cecilia did manage to calm him by promising to call him every single day for the next two weeks to at least let him know how she was doing.
    It took almost two hours straight before Cecilia hung up and after that, she nearly sunk into the floor.
    The whole thing had been so exhausting and emotionally draining that all she wanted to do was sink into the mattress in her temporary quarters and just wait for the next couple of weeks to pass by.
    When she finally returned to the dining room where Aaron was waiting for her, her host offered her a sympathetic smile that she returned with a smaller, meeker version.
    “Did he take it well?”
    “As well as he could,” Ceci sighed.
    “I felt so bad.”
    Aaron’s lips quirked, “Well, we can’t have that.”
    Her host had proven to be beyond gracious. He was sweet, caring, always asking if she needed anything. Aaron was what Cecilia had pictured the perfect guy to be, and she honestly found herself enjoying his presence.
    Their conversations were so natural and easy-going, it had become almost supremely easy to forget that there had been a pack out there that had tried to kill her. She trusted him with a little more of herself and was pleased to find he returned the sentiment with equal fervor.
    He invited her to a vast and impressive home theater, where they sat and ate popcorn and watched movies and talked well through the hours of the day. She sat belly down on a long cushion, giggling as Aaron told her a story of when he had been young and nearly got mauled by a moose that had wandered in their territory. It sounded like a terrifying ordeal, but he had laughed it off and made it seem so funny that she couldn’t help but laugh whenever he made moose like impressions.
    Eventually, he found his way next to her, bumping shoulders as they watched yet another movie.
    For the first time in Cecilia’s life, she felt like she had a friend.
    The days followed similarly. She would wake and speak to Aaron, they’d eat breakfast and sometimes he would tell her he had business to work on and so allowed her to wander the mansion under the careful watch of Marlo’s presence.
    Cecilia moved about slowly but surely, discovering a wonderful library and a room filled with artifacts that Marlo explained had been things Aaron had gathered from his travels.
    A week in, Cecilia had found herself finding a small spot in the library, enjoying a book that was simple enough for her to read comfortably. With each passing page and each study of the artifacts she had seen, a strange new hunger began to burn in the bottom of her stomach.
    “You know,” Aaron had said after Cecilia explained the setting of the book she was reading.
    “Venice is actually really nice around this time of the year.”
    Ceci’s eyes went wide, “You mean Venice is a real place? It’s seriously a city built on water?”
    Aaron looked at her with surprise, “Jesus, Cecilia, what did they teach you in that school?”
    She scowled, muttering darkly, “the Pythagorean theorem.”
    Aaron reared his head back and let out a laugh, and Ceci couldn’t help but giggle along with him. She liked the way his lips parted in an eager smile whenever she asked him questions about a new place or a different artifact.
    She liked how he never looked at her as though she was overbearing. She felt like she belonged when she was with Aaron.
    Ceci found herself hoping that Lucas would never find the last of the pack—as awful as that sounded—because little by little she found herself wanting to stay in this place more and more.
    It was a week and a half into her stay, and Cecilia was beginning to feel her nerves sprout tendrils of disappointment at the thought of leaving.
    She couldn’t think much about Lucas’s words those nights ago, finding her stomach fall the more she considered being away from Aaron. She had never felt like this with anyone before, and frankly, she doubted she would feel like this with anyone

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