This is the third book in the Assassin Shifter series. This is the first one to really delve into the werewolf part of the books. I loved this story because it gives you hope that we have a destiny and all of the bad things that happen to us have a reason behind them. It makes me feel like life isn't so random. The other beauty of these books is that there begins a new thread of the future books in them. You have the main story, but the list of characters stars to grow from here, you begin seeing tidbits for future books in them. This is Sam Waters and Dakota Caldotte's story. It is a heartwarming story of acceptance and love.
Sam is feeling lonely, he has no relationship, no sense of being needed. His mom and dad want grandkids and he isn't getting any younger. His friend Josh, a fellow Skull Blaster, convinces his to go to Alaska and help Wayne protect the park from poachers, and to get back to nature. He loves it there, but life does not stop, so he heads towards Josh and Mark's house.
Dakota was kicked out of his house at 16. His parents disowned him, and he had to survive. When he left with someone he had only known for a very short time, he almost lost his life. Thanks to a white wolf that bit him and left him in the care of a pack, Dakota was a werewolf. When he and the alpha's son were caught having sex, he was kicked out of the pack. He finds himself being chased by poachers when he strays to far from the park.
Sam hits the small black wolf with his truck. He takes the wolf with him, afraid that he is seriously injured. He calls his friends, Josh and Mark, and tells them what happened. They tell him that the wolf is Dakota, the same wolf that saved Mark from dying in the snow. Sam becomes attached to the wolf and decides to keep him. Sam goes to the bar down the road, and ends up saving "Darren" from a beat down. Little does he know that they were both werewolves, or that Darren is Dakota. They fall for each other, and Sam wants to help Darren. Things get complicated, but they meet up at the Denny's, where Sam learns the truth. Sam doesn't care, and brings Dakota home with him. We get to meet more of the wolves, but Dakota realizes that the former pack is going to come for him, and it could get dangerous. When he is abducted, the good wolves rally to him him back. But Sam won't let them do it without him, and the trouble begins. Can they save Dakota? Will they lose any of the good wolves? What happens when Sam rushes in? Will either of them survive what happens? Who is the big white wolf? This book changes everything that we know about these guys. A whole new world opens up, and I loved every bit of it. This is a great book, especially if you love paranormal stories. If you have come this far and love these books, go ahead and grab the rest, they just get better and better!