WIP: Taking Chances
SERIES: Shifter U
Austin’s jaw clenched. His nostrils flared in obvious anger. She waited for him to yell and curse the ground she walked on. Instead, he relaxed face and the anger in his eyes cleared. “You’re right. You can’t be my mate,” he said sadly.
Tess sucked in a breath. All along it was what she had said but hearing him admit it hurt more than she ever thought it would. She opened her mouth to speak but he cut her off.
“You can’t be my mate until you let it all go. Josh. Steve. Your shitty friends, who should have had your back, not laugh behind it. Whatever it is holding you back. You can’t be my mate until you figure out that your cheetah and human sides are one in the same. Until you allow yourself to see what is right in front of you. Me. Your mate. A man, who regardless of how long we’ve known each other, would do anything in the world to keep you from hurting.”