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The Leopard Who Changed His Spots-Wayne County Wolves Book 6 Blurb: As an assassin, Leopard shifter Toby has always liked things simple in his life. He takes his jobs, performs them with efficiency, and that’s it. So, the last thing he needs is to find out he has a long-lost brother. Even worse, he doesn’t need a Beagle shifter developing a crazy fixation on him. Hale has been attracted to Toby since the first moment he saw the Leopard shifter, but Toby has always ignored him. Will Hale win out and get the Leopard of his dreams? Or is he destined for disappointment? Excerpt: Toby slowly shook his head. “You are one of the strangest shifters I have ever met, and it’s not just because you’re a Beagle who runs with Wolves, either. I’ve been trying to figure you out since the day we arrived here, and I have yet to peg you.” Now it was Hale’s turn to be silent, just stand there and blink. Toby had been thinking about him. That came as a shock. Hale hadn’t thought Toby realized he even existed, much less cared enough to try to figure him out. Hale didn’t know whether to be overjoyed with excitement or scared out of his mind. Since he always tried to be an optimist, he went with the first one. “There’s really nothing to try to figure out about me. What you see is what you get. I’m pretty much an open book,” Hale said, his heart beating madly. Toby uncurled from the sill and moved closer until they were only standing a foot apart from each other. He was so close Hale could scent the Leopard. He liked what he smelled, too. Toby had a wild, untamed scent to him that made Hale want to roll over and expose his belly to him. To throw himself at the other man and to let him have his way with him. “I don’t think so,” Toby said, his full lips curling up into a smile. “For example, don’t think I haven’t noticed how much you’ve been looking at me. Why is that?” Busted! How in the hell was Hale going to explain his way out of this one without coming off as a dork or some sort of stalker? Damn it, he thought he’d been discreet in his little crush, too. But then again, Toby was an assassin, so he was trained to notice all the little details of the things that went on around him. Hale should have known better. Damn him and his stupid crush. It had caused Hale nothing but trouble since the moment it’d started. “You interest me,” Hale finally said, coming as close to the truth as he could without fully spilling everything. “And why is that?” “Well, for one thing, I’ve never met a Leopard before,” Hale hedged, still skirting the real truth. “Is that the only reason?” Fuck, why did Toby have to keep pushing the subject? Hale was beginning to wish the Leopard would go back to ignoring him. Things were a lot less complicated then. “You were also one of the first assassins I’ve ever seen.” “So is the rest of my team, yet I’m the only one you seem to have taken an interest in.” Hale tried to turn away, but Toby reached out and grabbed him by the arm. Most others would have pissed their pants had Toby touched them. Not Hale. No, he had to get turned on. Bone-numbing desire ran through his body, shooting straight to his cock. Hale let out a groan. There was no way Toby was going to miss the scent of desire coming from him. And just from one little touch, too. What kind of loser did that make him? Hale looked frantically around for a hole in the ground for him to crawl into, just so he could hide away from his embarrassment. Unfortunately, the pack dwelling didn’t seem to have any of those hanging around. “Don’t you know how risky it is to play with dangerous things, pup?” Toby all but growled. “Yes, but sometimes I have trouble remembering that rule,” Hale returned. Toby tightened his grip to the point where it almost hurt. “I don’t do relationships.” “I don’t recall ever asking you to be in one,” Hale returned, surprising himself with his own boldness. Toby let out a dark chuckle. “You mean to say you could just fuck me once and walk away forever.” “Sure,” Hale lied. If one night was all he could get out of Toby, then Hale would take it. Sure, it would hurt to walk away after and never be with the Leopard again, but Hale was willing to have that little bit. And didn’t that make him the most pathetic thing ever? “You’re lying, and we both know it. But don’t think I might not take you up on that offer,” Toby said. With those parting words, Toby turned and walked away.