Becker and Jayna
A Special Wolf Alpha Team (SWAT) Christmas Story
© Paige Tyler
Werewolf/SWAT officer Eric Becker couldn’t stop the idiot grin from spreading across his face as he stood there watching his mate, Jayna Winston, shop for Christmas presents. He couldn’t help it. She looked so cute as she leaned over the display of clothing, agonizing over which absolutely horrible sweater to buy her best friend and pack mate, Megan Dorsey. He personally didn’t think there was much difference between the ugly red sweater with the big fuzzy Christmas tree on it, and the fuzzy green sweater with the ugly moose on it. Both were in that no-one-would-want-to-be-caught-dead-wearing-that-thing-in-public category. But Jayna stood there looking back and forth between the two hideous things like she was selecting the next President of the United States.
“If you can’t decide, get both,” he suggested. “Megan will be thrilled.”
Jayna gave him one of her patented looks—the one that said, You’re not being helpful.
“We only get one present for each member of the pack. It’s tradition,” she told him. “If I got her two presents, then I’d have to get the guys two things as well, and they’d feel pressured to get me two things. It’s not the way we do it.”
Becker nodded. Jayna’s pack of beta werewolves was drastically different than his own alpha pack. As betas, they were seriously close to each other—closer even than the guys in his SWAT pack. They didn’t do anything without thinking of the pack as a whole, and they’d come from some pretty humble beginnings.
Before Jayna and Becker had met and fallen hard for each other over the barrel of a machine gun—a werewolf fell for the person they were meant to be with, even if that other person was trying to shoot you at the time—her pack had been nomads. They’d moved around the country constantly, lucky just to find a place to sleep and something to eat. But they’d always had each other’s back, and their struggles had made them an even tighter pack.
Even now that they all lived together in a nice loft apartment with Becker covering a majority of the rent and food tab, they still preferred to retain the traditions they’d adopted while on the run. That included keeping the presents simple, and focusing on the true meaning of the holidays—thankfulness, sacrifice, and family.
Jayna finally put the moose sweater in the basket with a nod. “Megan will love the moose. He’s cute.”
Becker didn’t know how cute he was, but he wisely kept that thought to himself.
They continued through the store, Jayna putting as much thought into the guys’ presents as she had Megan’s. She picked out a wallet for Moe Jenkins, the youngest wolf in the pack. “He’s going to get his license soon, and he’ll need a place to keep it, along with all the money he’s been saving.”
She got Chris Hughes a small pocket knife from the hardware section. “He always said a working man needs a pocket knife to do his job on a farm, and while the horse rehabilitation center isn’t technically a farm, the work is the same.”
The cologne she picked for Joseph Garner caught Becker a little by surprise, though.
“He spends his whole day taking care of horses, then he runs straight over to Mia’s place,” Jayna said. “He needs cologne after a day like that. Trust me—a happy Mia is a very happy Joseph.”
Ah. Now it made sense. Joseph had been seeing Mia Barlow for a while, and even though she had no idea he was a werewolf, their relationship seemed to be getting serious.
They picked up a few random presents for some other friends, then Jayna smiled at him. “Okay, I think we’re ready to check out.”
Becker frowned. “Aren’t we going to buy something for each other?”
Jayna laughed as she leaned in to kiss him. “You big, silly werewolf. We already have the best gifts we’re ever going to get. We’re each other’s soulmates. That’s what I plan on spending Christmas celebrating.”
Becker grinned. He couldn’t argue with logic like that, even if he planned cheating and get her one little extra present anyway.
IN THE COMPANY OF WOLVES (SWAT – Special Wolf Alpha Team)
There’s a new gang of criminals in town who are organized and ruthless in the extreme. When Eric Becker, along with the rest of the Dallas SWAT team, ends up in the middle of a shootout, he immediately senses werewolves-a lot of them. Turns out, the new bad guys are a pack of wolf shifters.
In a spray of gunfire, Becker comes face-to-face with the most gorgeous woman he’s ever seen. Becker does the logical thing. He hides her and leaves the scene with the rest of his team.
Jayna Winston has no idea why that SWAT guy helped her, but she’s glad he did. Ever since she and her pack mates got mixed up with those Eastern European mobsters, everything had pretty much fallen apart.
So what’s a street-savvy thief like Jayna going to do with a hot alpha-male wolf who’s a police officer?
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Paige Tyler is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of sexy, romantic suspense and paranormal romance. She and her very own military hero (also known as her husband) live on the beautiful Florida coast with their adorable fur baby (also known as their dog). Paige graduated with a degree in education, but decided to pursue her passion and write books about hunky alpha males and the kick-butt heroines who fall in love with them. She is represented by Bob Mecoy.
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