After three years, Basil finally secures a reservation at the Desert Patch Steampunk Resort. As excited as he is about his 1Night Stand match, he still can’t keep his mind off the one man he wants most. But sometimes love carries a price, especially when his dream comes true and Jason strolls into The Cursed Revolver Saloon. A stranger has set his sights on Basil, and the one-night stand becomes not only difficult but extremely dangerous. Attacked by a powerfully wealthy lycanthrope, Basil and Jason must fight for their lives and their love. Only by defeating an Alpha wolf can Basil protect his new lover and gain his full powers. Can Madame Eve's magic overcome fear of rejection and forbidden desires to give Jason and Basil something to howl about?
Pondering the information, he ascended the hotel’s steps in time with him. What could have possibly happened between Jason and Samantha?
His friend must have sensed his attention. He turned and looked at Basil as he opened the door. “I’ll tell you everything once we have privacy.”
“Did it end horribly?”
Shaking his head, Jason followed him into the lobby. “No, I expected it would be worse if she ever found out what I am, but she was eerily calm about it.”
Basil led him up to his room. Closing the door behind them, he asked, “What happened, Jason?”
“Samantha has always known I’m bisexual,” he began. “But she never knew anything about me being a natural lycanthrope.”
“Why didn’t you tell her before you got married?”
“We only loved one another as friends. She married me to shut my family up about settling down, and so her mother would leave her alone about grandchildren. Samantha’s only stipulation for our marriage was she wanted a career first and children later.”
“How’d she find out about your lineage?”
“My mother.” Jason sat on the edge of the bed. “Mom thought Samantha already knew about our family. Samantha mentioned her mother had asked when we planned to start a family, and then Mom blurted something about wanting grandchildren so our natural werewolf gene could be passed on before I grew too old to sire offspring. Samantha freaked.”
“She could handle a marriage of convenience.” Basil summed up the story. “And she’s fine with you being bisexual, but she couldn’t deal with having a lycanthrope husband or children?”
“No, and trust me, I understand her reasons, but I think our farce marriage became too much for her. After she calmed down, she announced she wanted a divorce, but not because of me and my lycanthrope family.”
He frowned. “Then why?”