|By Rebecca Royce|
As you read this, it is likely that I am sitting in a house in Texas surrounded by family, eating really good food. Sound like heaven? Let’s try again.
I don’t live in Texas. I live in New Jersey. So, to get to Texas, I boarded a plane with my husband and our three boys (ages 2, 4, and 6). The 4 year old and the 6 year old are excellent flyers. The 2 year old? Um…..Not so much.
After a four hour plane ride, I arrived in Texas where we rented a car. The children fought with each other the whole way through the airport. Finally, hours later we arrived at the rental house to find that they didn’t have sheets on the bed.
I’m imagining all of this because as I write this, I am sitting in my home in New Jersey, four weeks away from our trip. Maybe it all went smoothly. Maybe our 2 year old slept the whole way to Texas.
But, I am not a glass half-full kind of a girl. I tend to assume all will be hard and exhausting. In this way, I am like my heroine, Bethany, in I’ll Be Mated For Christmas.
She does not look forward to the holidays. She assumes they will be hard and rough, as they were when she was one of the only humans in a pack of werewolves. In fact, it has taken her many years to get over her childhood, to recreate a life for herself elsewhere. Her one night stand is a reward for getting to where she needed to be emotionally.
But Luke, the new Alpha of the pack she grew up in has other plans. She is his mate. She can’t turn her back on werewolves. Not when she’s meant to be his.
What do you think? Like Bethy will I be surprised this Christmas? Or should I prepare myself for a trip into the abyss and back again?