Title: The Hybrid-To Win a Hybrid
Publisher: Liquid Silver Publishing
Kaisa has a rule about dating male humans. She doesn’t. A past relationship had left her unable to trust one again. Then Devin comes into her life, and makes her long for things she knows she’s better off not feeling. She tries her damnedest to push him away, but no matter what she does, he won’t let her.
Devin wanted Kaisa to be his since the day he’d met her. He has no problem with her being a hybrid, half werewolf and half vampire. In fact, he wants her to turn him, if only to prove he’s her perfect mate.
As the vampires who have hunted Kaisa and her brothers for centuries make a move against them, she has to make a decision. Accept Devin into her life or cut him out of it for his own good.
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Devin turned his head to look at the object of his desire. Kaisa had pushed herself into the corner so they didn’t come in contact with each other. She stared across the table at her twin and his mate.
“Are you going to ignore me, Kaisa?”
She turned her gaze on him. “I will if you’re only here to ask me out for the hundredth time.”
“It hasn’t been that many. You’re exaggerating. It’s more like fifty.”
Kaisa rolled her beautiful green eyes. “And you think that’s an acceptable number?”
“Of course. I’m hoping I’ll wheedle you into saying yes before it gets to that point.”
“And if that doesn’t happen?”
“I guess I’ll end up looking like a desperate loser, but I won’t give up.”
Rikki giggled. “Kaisa, you better put him out of his misery and go out with him.”
Kaisa turned a scowl on her brother’s mate. “That would only encourage him. Then he’d bug for a second date and then another, and another, and so on.”
“Hello. I’m right here,” Devin said. “And gee, don’t make it sound as if going out with me would be such a bad thing.” For the first time, he kind of lost it. The frustration of Kaisa turning him down time after time had finally gotten to him. “I realize you think I’m a player, but I’ve had no interest in another woman since I met you, Kaisa. You can believe that or not. It’s true, though.” In a quieter tone, he added, “And you not wanting to go out with me because I’m human, that’s totally unfair, considering your brothers found their mates when they were humans.”
Devin slid off the seat and then marched out the entrance. Maybe he should give up on Kaisa, but he really didn’t want to. Deep inside, he knew she was the woman he wanted to have a solid, committed relationship with. It was too bad she wanted nothing to do with him.
He walked down the sidewalk with no real destination in mind, just needing to get away from Kaisa. He’d spend the rest of his break away from the coffee shop and then return by the back door so he wouldn’t have to see her again.
About a block away from the shop, he was grabbed by the back of the neck and forced into the closest alley. He was turned as if he weighed nothing so his back landed against the brick wall of one of the buildings. He met Kaisa’s pissed-off gaze.
“You don’t get to make comments like that and then walk away,” she said.
Devin went to push from the wall, but Kaisa put her hand on the center of his chest, effectively pinning him with no way to get free. She had three times the strength, even with the weight lifting he did.
“Yes, I do,” he replied, his tone just as harsh as hers had been. “You don’t think it ticked me off to hear what you said back there? Well, I have news for you. It did.”
“I meant it as a joke.”
He snorted. “Not entirely. Fine, you win. I’ll stop asking you out. I now understand I’ll never be good enough for you, the hybrid. You’re special, and I’m just a dumb human. There are plenty of women I know who’d love to have a date with me, and will have no problem getting really up close and personal. I’ll give one a call right now.”
Devin reached into his front jeans pocket and then took out his cell phone. Before he could do anything with it, Kaisa snatched it out of his hand.
“You’re not calling one of the sluts you know,” she said with a scowl.
“Why do you care?” he shot back. “As you’ve made it so painfully clear, I’m human. I don’t have forever to live. I have to use the years I have. I’m no longer going to waste my time mooning over an immortal hybrid who doesn’t have any feelings for me.” He leveled a hard stare at her. “Give me my phone.”
“Why? You don’t like the idea of me seeing another woman? Too bad for you.”
Kaisa let loose with an animalistic growl, took her hand off his chest to grab a fistful of his hair and slammed her mouth down onto his. Devin found himself unable to breathe as she kissed him so thoroughly his cock hardened to the point of pain in mere seconds. She claimed his lips with what felt like pent-up longing and lust.
Devin shoved his tongue into Kaisa’s mouth and twined it with hers before running it along one of her fangs. Another growl rumbled out of her, which cranked his arousal even higher. He slid his hands down to her shapely butt and then angled her closer so he could grind his aching erection against her. He groaned as she pushed back.
That small sound had Kaisa stiffening. She jerked away with hybrid speed so in a blink of an eye she stood with her back to the building on the other side of the alley across from him. He ran his gaze over her. Her green eyes glowed, which meant she was extremely turned-on like him. There was a sexy blush to her cheeks, and her chest rapidly rose and fell with her fast breathing. He’d thought her beautiful before, but like this, she was even more so. He wanted her back in his arms.
“Kaisa,” he croaked as he reached toward her.
She ran off with her super speed to the opposite end of the alley and then disappeared around the corner. Devin closed his eyes and leaned his head against the brick wall that kept him upright. He took some deep breaths to force the arousal that continued to surge through him to cool. There was no way he could go back to the coffee shop with a raging hard-on.
He opened his eyes and gave a harsh chuckle as he realized Kaisa still had his phone. Devin bet she wouldn’t be at the shop when he returned. Hopefully, she’d give Waverly or Brolach his cell before she left.
4 Stars: This is the third book in this series and I got to say I actually love this one better than the second one. The writing was exceptional and thankfully portrayed both the characters and the budding romance very well. It is a budding romance which changes to full grown love in these 43 Pages. It is short, but very well distributed between the pages. Miss Chenery story is very well written in every way. The ending was a little surprising. This is Ms. Chenery’s strength, her ability to make every character so unique. Readers looking for a quickie that is totally fulfilling should give this one a try.--Sorrel, Long and Short Reviews