The first week we met our hero, Gabriel, and the second week we meet his feisty love interest, Kathryn. Today I’m posting one of their first interactions. Gabriel has been badly wounded by a dog attack and he’s not exactly being a model patient/wolf for Kathryn.
“Idiot,” the girl scolded him.
He blinked and focused on the maiden as she shooed him toward the bed. Not “the girl”–Lady Kathryn. She had saved his life. Learning her name was surely the least he could do.
“Back to bed,” she said. “What are you doing?”
Startled, he searched her face and wondered, Does she really think I understand her?
I’ll be posting more from this scene next week so stay tuned! 🙂
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Lady Kathryn’s father sends her to court to find a husband, but being penniless and disinterested doesn’t bode well for her success. Bored by the petty intrigues of court, her frustration and loneliness are eased when the king charges her with the care of his newest acquisition: a wolf he and his hunters have recently captured. What the king doesn’t realize is his remarkable pet was once Gabriel, his favorite knight, cursed into wolf form by an unfaithful wife.
The beast’s too-knowing eyes and the way he understands and responds to her every utterance convince Kathryn he is more than what he seems. Resolving to restore him, she doesn’t count on the greatest obstacle being Gabriel himself. The longer he stays in wolf form as a captive of the court, the harder it becomes for him to remember his humanity and to fight his wolfish urges to maim and kill.
Only Kathryn’s affection and determination stand between Gabriel the wolf and Gabriel the man. But when the one who betrayed him returns to court, will Kathryn’s love be enough to keep Gabriel from exacting a brutish revenge that will condemn the wolf to death?
Hope you enjoyed the snippet above, and don’t forget to check out all the other 8 sentence excerpts this week.