Blood Rites by Quinn Loftis (The Grey Wolves #2)
With the challenge complete and the corrupt Alpha of Coldspring defeated Fane is now free to complete the mate bond with Jacque and perform the Blood Rites. Although the challenge is done, the affects are far reaching. Once it is known that Vasile, one of the strongest Alphas in the world is in America, specifically Coldspring, TX, there is one Alpha who cannot over look the significance of this. An Alpha who happens to share Jacque’s DNA, but is this the one she needs to fear?
With her mom driving and her two best friends, Jen and Sally in tow, Jacque sets off for her happily ever after. She will soon realize a plan has been put in motion that will change her course and possibly tear her from Fane’s grasp forever. It will take a wolf pack, her mother’s love, her two best friend’s unrelenting determination, her own will to survive and the undying love of her mate to bring her home. The question remains, if she fights, if she endures, who will she be, what will be left once she is back in her mates arms. From Goodreads.
Wow, this one was definitely crazy. Even with Jacque’s new identity as half werewolf, I didn’t think her father would come into the picture. Little does he know that his second in command is a big fat liar, but who would suspect that person?
Now that Jacque has been giving the okay to bond with Fane, the day they plan on doing it there is a horrible car accident and her and her best friend Jen end up really, really hurt. But what Jen did to make sure she got out of the car was amazing. That is true friendship and you can tell that either one of the other girls would do that for her as well. While they are healing in the hospital, Jacque’s dad decides to pay a visit because he doesn’t think Fane can protect her. Which is completely ridiculous since who would be able to protect anyone in a car accident? But you know dad’s they aren’t the most reasonable when one of their children are hurt.
Everything seems to be getting better when all of a sudden Jacque gets really sick because of the human blood that was put in her body because she lost so much of it in the accident. As she is taken to the ICU, she is unconscious and she is wheeled out by her dad’s second in command unbeknownst to him and everyone else that is there. He wants Jacque to his mate since he is slowly going mad because he doesn’t have the light to separate his darkness in him that all male werewolves have.
So he takes her and the doctor to a secluded cabin. In doing so, Jacque is dying but he doesn’t know that. He thinks that when they bond that everything will be okay but it won’t be. He was so cruel to her, and she was so sad because she thought Fane wasn’t going to love her anymore because he made her take his blood. It wasn’t anywhere near as sweet and intimate as it was supposed to be.
Luckily everyone showed up and saved the day, her dad, Fane’s dad, Dec, Vasile (Fane’s dad) second in command, Fane and even the doctor helped get Jacque out of that horrible situation. I almost wanted to cry for her especially when she was pushing Fane away because she was beaten down by him. He almost broke her spirit and everyone was so worried about that.
In the end, they left the United States because it seemed that all that was left there for Jacque, Jen and Sally was heartbreak, worry and pain.
I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars.