Betas Aside - N. J. Lysk
When Marisa’s brother leaves their pack to start one of his own, she’s frankly a little jealous. Children might be the last thing Ray wants, but Marisa has recently received confirmation she will never have her own. But as Ray’s life rapidly descends into chaos, Marisa cannot do anything but offer her support by moving in with him to help bring up his children. But what’s the price of giving everything you have to those you love without thinking of yourself?
Irina is adrift. She’s always wanted to travel and far away from her parent’s expectations, she thought she could be free. But her new English pack comes with a lot more rules than she assumed, and as a beta with no important relatives, she has very little say in what those are. When her cousin asks if she’d like to cross the lake and join his new pack, Irina doesn’t hesitate.
Marisa is young and ready to change her new pack into her perfect image, Irina is old enough to know that the best she can hope for is to find a place where she mostly fits… But no matter how different they are, they newcomers to a pack recovering from an unimaginable tragedy and about to be struck by lightning for a second time. Can they band together to protect their pack? And can they do it without getting a lot closer than two women ten years apart should?