I was born into a fighting family. As the middle child, I was overlooked in favor of my older brother.
He took the negative attention, too. In comparison, there's nothing special about me.
I’m not as big as Cobra. I’m not as strong as Cobra. He's the alpha.
I'm a beta.
The second son.
The lesser one.
The one never encouraged to fight, never encouraged to do anything, but stay out of my father’s way.
I'm not a lover either - but I wished to be – that’s why I needed her.
I met a girl in the pouring rain.
Sounds cliché, but it's true. It changed everything.
Because of love, I learned to fight.
Betas come second, but in this fight, my story is first.
Abel has always come in second. He's lived his life in the shadow of his older brother. After an encounter with a distraught, young woman in Hawaii, he's surprised to find her again and in need of help. Even though she doesn't recognize him, he "hires" her to tutor him on the art of flirting and being around female companions. Not for sex - but how to meet them.
Elma lost everything when her brother died. Her mother has taken to drink and Elma is now the breadwinner, while still trying to maintain her way through college. She's also on a mission - find out what really happened to her brother.
This is a fabulous tale. It was sweet and sexy. Unknowingly, they forged a friendship and a love. The transformation for Abel was great, as well as his assumptions of Elma. The biggest obstacle these two have to face, is the one person who never noticed before - Abel's father.
Love this author and this book is an outstanding powerhouse that has changed my mind on reading about fighters. When is the next book in this series? I'll be patiently waiting!