Title: Circle of Lies
(Red Ridge Pack #2)
Authors: Sara Dailey
and Staci Weber
Publication: December 20, 2012
is trying to figure out who he really is, but the truth could cost him his true
mate—or his life.
always been easy for Aiden Wright. He’s smart, athletic, funny, and the ladies
adore him. But when tragedy strikes, Aiden discovers the truth about who he
really is, and his whole world comes crashing down around him. Aiden thought
that being a teenage werewolf was going to be awesome, but it might just cost
him the one girl who could make him whole.
mother’s disappearance, Teagan Rhodes’s life has been littered with her
father’s empty beer cans and his hollow promises to change. Convinced that
others would only let her down, she keeps everyone at arm’s length—but
resisting Aiden’s charm is proving to be more difficult than she thought. Throw
in a psychotic werewolf hunter out to terminate the species, and one wrong
move, one wrong decision could destroy everything.
I didn’t want to
let Teagan go. Ever. Even if I didn’t remember what had happened the last time
I’d dropped her off.
“You going to be okay?” I asked, praying I wasn’t overstepping my
“Yes,” she replied. “Don’t worry.”
I think she blushed. I wasn’t sure if it was from embarrassment about her
father or pleasure at my concern, but it made my blood burn. I wanted to take
her back to my car and continue were we left off. Kissing Teagan was
unbelievable. The way she’d looked at me, the way she’d grabbed the back of my
neck, the way her lips had molded to mine… Nothing compared. No girl. I hadn’t
known a kiss could feel like that.
I was about to steal another delicious kiss when the door swung open,
scaring the shit out of me. Teagan jumped, too. The man who stood in the
doorway was a disaster. His clothes were wrinkled and dirty, and worst was the
smell of cigarettes and beer that seemed to pour off of him.
“Who the fuck is this?” he slurred at Teagan. He stood there looking me
up and down like he was trying to figure me out.
The memory of this guy belittling his daughter came rushing back. I could
feel the tension in Teagan, and it made me sick. She tried to let go of my
hand, but I wouldn’t let her. There was no way I was going to let this guy come
between us. I hated him already.
Teagan looked at me, and for a moment I thought about picking her up and
taking her away from all of this; the sadness and embarrassment in her eyes all
but killed me. Reluctantly, however, I let her hand fall.
But I’d never felt this angry before. I couldn’t just let it go. He was a
drunken bully used to pushing my girl around, and it wasn’t going to happen
tonight. I would see to that. With full-on fury coursing through my veins, my
jaw tight, I turned and looked her father straight in the eye. I poured every
ounce of contempt that I felt for him into that glare, and her father visibly
tensed. It made me want to smile.
I turned to Teagan, who was looking at her feet, humiliated. I lifted her
chin with my fingers and grinned. I leaned over and whispered in her ear, “I’m
going to wait out here until I see your light come on, okay? Call me if you
need me. Anytime. Ever. I miss you already.”
Her smile made me bold. I grabbed her face in my hands and kissed her
hard on the lips. I couldn’t help myself; I needed her dad to know that she was
mine. Mine. And before I turned to leave, I stood toe-to-toe with him
and said, “Lay a finger on her, you will regret it.”
About the Authors:
Both Sara Dailey and Staci Weber are avid
readers, English teachers, friends, wives and soccer moms. They have been
teaching together for the past ten years and writing together for six.
Born and raised in Houston, TX, Staci
Weber is a graduate of the University of North Texas. Staci is a junior high
school teacher with an addiction to reading romance novels. She considers
herself incredibly lucky to have a close family, some good friends, a fabulous
husband and two beautiful little girls.
Sara Dailey co-authored the Red Ridge Pack
Novels with her good friend and co-worker Staci Weber. She has a degree in
literature from U of H Clear Lake and is a graduate of The Institute of
Children’s Literature. Sara is a native Texan and lives with her wonderful
husband and son in League City, TX.