A misdirected email invitation to a Halloween party is an opportunity for Callie Jones to shed her inhibitions and become a liberated woman looking for a night of wild, hot sex.
Kean Phelan, alpha male, expected a night of fun and fornication for himself and the males of his pack. A full moon brings out the animal for a night of rutting, which is why he's invited "escorts" to entertain the males.
What happens when Kean realizes Callie isn't one of his escorts…but his mate? Once the pack discovers an outsider amongst them, can he protect her, fight for her, and ultimately claim her?
“We should do it. Come to the club with me tonight. We’ll pick up a couple of one-night stands, get dirty, and clean up tomorrow.”
“Do you really think I’ll fit in at your club? I’m forty. Men in their twenties call me ma’am. They don’t call me for a date.”
“Hey, I’m thirty. As long as the guy is old enough to be in a twenty-one and over club, I’m not asking for I.D.”
“I’ll pass. You have fun, but be careful.”
“Callie, you’re hot. If I was into girls, I’d do you.”
Callie answered with a snort.
“You’ve got a rockin’ body. Your tits are fabulous.”
“Thanks to Alex’s alimony and a good surgeon,” Callie said.
“There isn’t a man alive who wouldn’t want to fist his hands in your hair, yank your head back, and fill your mouth with his tongue immediately followed by his cock.”
Callie furrowed her brows. “Jewels! Too much description. You aren’t allowed to imagine that much detail about me…You really think so?”
Jewels wagged her brows. “Men love a natural blonde.”
“Yikes! No more.” She covered her ears. “And I used to be a natural blonde before the gray forced me into highlights and root touch-ups.”
“But you’re right,” Jewels said. “You wouldn’t fit in unless we dyed your hair magenta and covered your body with a bunch of temporary tattoos.” She sighed and then sat up with a start. “Why don’t you go hook up with a stud at a cougar club?”
“Cougars? I don’t want to score with an aging jock sports fan.” Callie stood and walked around her desk.
“Cougars aren’t jocks,” Jewels said as she stood. “They’re women who are divorced and looking to get laid without the commitment. Strictly sex.”
Callie turned off her office light and pulled the door closed. They walked through the dress shop. Her dress shop. Callie had opened Fashion Madam after the divorce. It represented Callie’s independence and her own money. The store had undergone a complete metamorphosis for the Halloween season. Normally, elegant prom dresses and bridal gowns were arranged on the right side of the store and on the left were unique dresses, skirts, and business casual wear for women who didn’t want to look like everyone else buying their wardrobes from the traditional department stores. Callie took chances with new designers. It was the only place where she took chances.
“A Cougar would wear this.” Jewels pulled a slinky evening dress from the rack. “Only I think there is a prerequisite for women who consider themselves cougars. They smoke.”
“I’m not taking up a habit to get laid.”
Jewels returned the dress to the rack and smoothed the material so it wouldn’t wrinkle. “It’s probably for the best. A cougar knows how to freshen her lipstick without removing her cigarette from between her lips.” Jewels smiled over her shoulder at Callie. “Besides, you’re going to be looking to put something bigger between your lips.”
All Lycan’s Eve by Ky Ann Waters is a short but interesting take on werewolf mating. Callie Jones is a 40-year-old human who has finally gotten back on her feet after being dumped by her husband of twenty years. With the divorce settlement she has been able to set up her own clothing boutique and has a friend, Jewels, who helps her to run it.
Callie is bemoaning the fact that she hasn’t had sex in such a long time and Jewels convinces her to do a search on Google—if only it were that simple in real life! Ladies everywhere would be Googling away to their heart’s content and finding cougar clubs. What Callie finds and gets—an invitation to attend a Halloween party, wasn’t really meant for her, but with Jewels encouragement she goes for it and this is where things start to get hairy, literally and figuratively speaking!
She gets into the club, not realizing the invitation she got by mistake was intended for an older call-girl, Cindy. In the club she meets her mate—the only thing is she doesn’t yet realize that he is her mate, nor does she realize the danger she has put herself in, or the danger that she will continue to be in until she mates completely with Kean. Callie proves herself to be adventurous and she ends up in a storeroom with Kean, only to want out very quickly afterwards, because she doesn’t want to accept what she is told, what she felt and also what she saw. The sex was great but the werewolf thing is something that she might take a while to get her head around!
Kean Phelan is an alpha and his father wants him to take over leadership of the pack. Kean isn’t really ready to settle down and find a mate and bond—until he meets Callie. He is intrigued by her and what I liked about Kean was that while he was disappointed at first to think Callie was a call-girl, he didn’t really make it an issue, because more importantly she was his mate. He protects her from one of his own because things on All Lycan’s Eve can get downright hairy and very dangerous, especially when there is an unmated human female in the mix.
I liked this short story and the premise of the story. Callie does take a while to get used to the whole werewolf thing, but once she gets used to it, she accepts Kean completely and totally. I really liked Jewels who was struggling with her own issues—a meddling mother, whether to get married or not and then of course when she meets one of Kean’s werewolf friends, well, let’s say she wants a werewolf, too. My one point would have been to explain more or to delve more into the world of the lycan and the pack and the world of Callie and Kean after their mating—build up a story base. Apart from that little niggle; this book is definitely worth taking the time to read. Hope Jewels gets her own book!
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