Taming The Alpha - BBW Paranormal Romance

Taming The Alpha - BBW Paranormal Romance by Adriana Hunter Read Free Book Online

Book: Taming The Alpha - BBW Paranormal Romance by Adriana Hunter Read Free Book Online
Authors: Adriana Hunter
unusual.” Jax tried
to keep his voice neutral, but the hair was standing up on the back
of his neck. Murders, especially around a full moon, were always a
concern.
    “ These
are. Brutal, savage. Bodies almost shredded. One newspaper called it
the killer ‘The Philly Wolf’.” Bec scowled, staring
at the floor.
    Jax
ran a hand across his face. “Damn it. Okay, we’ll need to
warn the others immediately. Everyone…all of us… need
to be careful, more careful than usual.”
    “ Yeah.
I know. I’ve told everyone already…well, I’ve told
my pack.” Bec said the words slowly, as if they were a foreign
language.
    “ So
you’re an alpha male now? They let you just choose that for
yourself, did they?”
    “ Jax,
they came with me. It’s what they want, and what I want.”
    “ I
see…well, we need to make sure the entire clan knows about
this. Immediately.”
    Bec
finally smiled and Jax relaxed slightly. “So, what do you
think? Do we have a human serial killer, or a werewolf killer, or
someone trying to make it look like a werewolf?”
    “ I
don’t know. I’m going to visit the murder sites tonight,
see if I can scent anything…maybe pick up a trail.” Bec
stood, the smile fading from his face, replaced with a deep look of
concern. Jax looked up at his younger brother.
    “ You
might want to be careful though, Jax.”
    “ Why
is that?” For the first time, Jax thought Bec actually looked
like an alpha male, not like the self-centered little brother he was
used to.
    “ Because
the murders were at a strip club.” Bec gestured toward the bed
with his chin. “The one where your new…friend works.”

    *

    Nikki
had finally gotten home, after taking a long bus ride and a short
trip in a cab. Her wallet was empty and she realized she hadn’t
gotten paid for her one and only dance the night before. Mack liked
to settle up each night. But after seeing Jax, money had been the
last thing on her mind. And Mack claimed he didn’t always
remember who’d danced when. Everyone knew he watched them like
a hawk, but his convenient forgetfulness always left him with more
money in his pockets than theirs.
    She
shook her head. First the lap dance and now a night’s pay. Jax
was costing her money. Something had to give.
    It
was still a couple of hours before she was due at the club and the
memory of being with Jax brought up mixed feelings. More than
anything she wanted to curl up in her bed and go over every last
detail, every touch, every kiss, everything he’d done to her,
relive all of it. He’d taken her on a wild ride, getting her
high with his body, his very being. It had been a long time since any
guy had turned her on like he had, touched her, not only physically
but somewhere else, deep inside where all her emotions lived. In the
place no man had ever been, the place she never let anyone see.
    They’d
seemed to fit together so well, been in sync from the minute they
both knew what they wanted. But this morning had been off, different,
their edges grating, not meeting. She didn’t know if…she
didn’t know a lot of things. And it was obvious she didn’t
know Jax at all.
    Dinner
was of a frozen variety, barely thawed, most of it discarded in the
trash, before she left for the club. She was distracted, wondering if
Jax would be there, if Lori was still pissed at her. Fighting made
her stomach ache, a hold-over from family dinners that always turned
into arguments. And fighting with Lori left her with an empty feeling
in the pit of that upset stomach.
    The
alley was blocked off with crime scene tape and she went in through
the front door, wondering if there’d been another robbery. The
club seemed empty but it was still early. Sam was behind the bar as
usual, but he was deep in conversation with Mack and neither looked
up as she walked through the club.
    It
wasn’t until she was opening her locker that she realized she’d
left her camisole behind, somewhere in Jax’s room. She sighed,
groaning. She’d

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