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Authors: Becca van
Tags: #Literature & Fiction, #Erotica, #Paranormal, #Romantic, #Romantic Erotica, #Werewolves & Shifters, #Romance
Sugar Creek 2: Melissa’s Acceptance
Melissa Wise, a twenty-two-year-old, slender, multicolor-haired virgin, takes a drive for some much needed rest and relaxation after she breaks up with her now ex-boyfriend. She ends up at a little place called the Shifter Inn outside of Sugar Creek, Ohio. She is about to leave through the inn door when she is inadvertently knocked flat on her back, cracking her head on the floor and knocking her unconscious as two men barge in through the entrance.
Damian and Luke Aerth are very worried when they realize they have just hurt their mate. They call a doctor to check her over and when the all clear is given they take her back to their cabin, which is on pack land, to take care of her.
The two men convince Melissa to become intimate with them, but she runs and hides after becoming embarrassed. Will the two men be able to convince Melissa she means more to them than just sex? Or will she walk away from them feeling as if she's been used by yet another male?
Contemporary, Ménage a Trois/Quatre, Paranormal, Vampires/Werewolves
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Melissa Wise arrived on her sister Sara’s doorstep ten minutes after her final date with Wesley Sands had come to its horrid end, and when she saw her sister she couldn’t hold back the tears anymore.
“What’s wrong, Mel? Why are you crying?” Sara frowned with concern.
“I am never going on a date again,” Melissa announced before she burst into uncontrollable sobs.
Sara pulled Melissa into the entry foyer of her small apartment, shutting the door behind them. Melissa was glad for Sara’s quick actions, since she didn’t want any of her sister’s nosy neighbors coming outside to see what was going on. She clung to Sara for a moment, safe in the knowledge that her sister loved and cared for her as much as Melissa did for her. Finally she was able to stop crying and let Sara go.
“Okay, let’s take this into the kitchen. I’ll put the kettle on and you can tell me what’s happened.” Sara took hold of Melissa’s hand, led her into her small kitchen and made their drinks. She placed two mugs of coffee on the table and took a seat next to Melissa.
“Tell me what’s been going on, Mel.”
“I told you I was going on another date with Wesley tonight.”
“Yes, you did. So what happened?”
“Well, he drove me back to my apartment. I asked him if he would like to come in for a drink. We were sitting on the sofa talking, then he started kissing me, which was fine. I was an eager participant until things started getting out of hand, and we were doing some heavy petting.” Melissa took a shuddering breath and tears began to trickle down her cheeks again. “We were both so hot for each other. Oh God. I can’t do this. It’s too embarrassing.”
“Mel, come on honey, you’re my little sister. You can tell me anything. It can’t be that bad.”
“You have no idea. I am never going out with another man, again. I can’t have sex with anyone ever. I was so embarrassed and ashamed and he made me feel dirty, Sara. The one and only time I had ever gone this far in my life with a man intimately and he humiliated me.”
“Tell me what happened, sis. I might be able to help you.”
“No, I can’t. It’s too embarrassing.”
“I’ll bet it had nothing to do with what you did and was probably his fault, honey. I mean, he has to be a weasel or something with a name like Wesley. He’s probably still living with Mommy and never had a date with a female in his life.” Sara snickered.
“Well actually, he does still live at home with his parents.”
“See, there you go. I’ll bet he’s a nerd, too. You’re better off without someone like that. There is a man out there somewhere for you. Don’t let your first experience put you off from the entire male race. Just be patient and when you least expect it, some man is going to come along and sweep you off your feet.”
Melissa got up from her chair and gave her sister a big hug. “What would I do without you, Sara? You are the best sister I’ve ever had.”
“I’m the only sister you’ve ever had.” Sara snorted. “You know if you ever want to talk about whatever the problem is, I’m here for you, Mel.”
“I know. Thanks Sara, you are the best. I think I’m going to go for a drive. I just don’t want to go back to my apartment right now. I’ve heard of a little inn about an hour’s drive from here, near Sugar Creek. I think I’ll head out there just to check it out. I need to clear my mind before I’ll be able to sleep.”
“Well, you drive carefully, Mel. You know, I’ll always be here for you, honey.”
“I know. Thanks Sara, and that goes both ways, you know.”
Melissa pulled into the parking lot of the Shifters Inn just after midnight. There seemed to be quite a few cars in the lot. It looked like the people of Sugar Creek, Ohio had decided on a night out as well.
Grabbing her purse from beside her, Melissa locked her car and headed toward the door of the inn. A shiver ran down the back of her neck and to the base of her spine. She felt as if she was meant to be here at this specific moment in time. Like it was fate or something.
“Get a grip, Mel. You are full of it tonight,” she muttered to herself as she pushed open the door.
The lighting was so dim Melissa could only just make out the silhouettes of the other patrons, but from what she could see the room was packed full. As she headed toward the bar, she realized there were hardly any females present. The place seemed to be overrun by males.
Mel spied a couple of vacant stools along the bar, so she headed in that direction. Once seated comfortably, she gave her order of a club soda to the bartender. She let her gaze wander about the room as she sipped her drink. People watching was one of her favorite pastimes. She could learn a lot about people from just watching them. It was a pity she hadn’t learned more about Wesley before she had gone out with him. Maybe she wouldn’t be feeling as humiliated if she had.
Turning back to the bar, Melissa waited for the bartender to make his way down to her and ordered another drink. She sat at the bar for about an hour before she began to feel tired. Deciding it was time to either book a room for the rest of the night or head back home, she got off the bar stool and headed toward the exit. She may as well drive home so she could sleep in her own bed comfortably.
Just as she reached for the handle on the exit, the door was pushed open with such force that Melissa was sent flying backward. She landed hard on her back and she felt pain splinter through her skull as her head hit the floor. The next moment, her vision went black and she knew no more.
* * * *
When Melissa regained consciousness, she noticed she was in the arms of a very large, handsome, muscular man. She was also lying on something soft and comfortable and the man was cradling her upper body. Groaning from the drumbeat pounding in her head, she tried to sit up and escape the arms of the stranger holding her.
“Don’t move yet, baby,” the man said in a soft, yet surprisingly deep, husky voice. “You hit your head pretty hard when you were knocked flat. I want to make sure you haven’t got any more injuries before you move.”
“Who are you? What happened?” Melissa grimaced as pain pierced her skull.
“My name is Damian Aerth and that great hunk of muscle sitting on the end of the sofa at your feet is my younger brother, Luke.”
“I’m really sorry for making you fall down and hurting you, ma’am. I wasn’t paying attention to what I was doing, and because of me, you ended up hitting your head on the floor, which knocked you out,” Luke apologized sincerely.
Melissa could hear his remorse and knew that Luke was blaming himself. She couldn’t let him continue to castigate himself over an accident. “That’s okay, there was no harm done, really. Please, just be more careful when you enter a door so you don’t knock any more unsuspecting females on their asses.”
“Yes, ma’am. I’m sorry.”
“What’s your name, baby?” Damian asked as he propped Melissa up so she was sitting on his lap rather than lying with her head on his thigh.
“We’re very pleased to meet you, Melissa. How is your head feeling?” Damian asked.
“Like it’s going to explode. I’m feeling a little queasy at the moment. Where am I?” Melissa slowly and carefully took in her surroundings.
“You’re in one of the rooms at the Shifter Inn. When Luke knocked you out, I picked you up and brought you here so we could make sure you were okay and so you’d be comfortable.”
“Let me go.” She pushed at the muscled arms wrapped around her waist.