Beary Guarded (Polar Bliss Book 2)

By: Ruby Shae


“It will,” he said, adding another finger to her wet hole. “Let your guard down, baby. I’ll be here to catch you.”

He pushed his fingers inside her again, and his thumb pressed against her clit. The two sensations were more than she could bear, and her pussy clamped down on his digits as she screamed and exploded in his arms.

He continued to pump his fingers in and out of her channel until she collapsed against him, resting her head on his shoulder. Nate slowly pulled his hand out of her warmth, and circled his arms around her.

She closed her eyes, content, as the pain and regret of her past seemed to melt away, and Nate was the only thing that remained.

Safe in his arms, she allowed herself to truly rest for the first time in three years.



***



Nate banged on the door to the apartment above Polar Bliss, and waited impatiently for Riley to open the door. Beneath the surface, his wolf paced, and he couldn’t shake the feeling something wasn’t right.

He hadn’t seen Riley since the morning after he’d stroked her sweet pussy, and it was driving him and his wolf crazy. They’d both worked the following day, but a rare burglary had left him buried in paperwork and unable to take a break.

He’d planned on stopping by the coffee shop after work, but Jake had needed his help installing a fence, so they’d both left work together, and after the fence was done, he went home to shower before visiting her.

That’s when his family had arrived.

His parents and sister had surprised him by showing up, unannounced on his doorstep, eager to see his new home and meet their new daughter. As soon as he’d found Riley, he’d called his parents in California and told them the news. He should have known they wouldn’t be cool and give him time to court her.

His sister, Sara, had just rolled her eyes and laughed in his face when he’d growled at her for not stopping them from visiting so soon. She’d had a valid point. Neither one of them had ever been able to stop their parents from doing anything they’d set their minds to.

He’d called and left a message for Riley, and then taken his parents out to dinner. By the time he dropped them at their hotel, it was late and he was beyond tired. He’d called Riley again and left another message stating he’d be by in the morning to take her to breakfast.

For the first time since their meeting, they both had the same day off, and he wanted to take her to the pancake house in the next town over. He desperately needed coffee, and food, but he couldn’t find Riley anywhere, and she hadn’t returned any of his calls.

“You have a lot of nerve coming around here,” Ryker yelled from the bottom of the stairs. “She’s not here, so quit banging on the door.”

His whole world seemed to tip on its axis as he turned and studied Ryker. The man was tense, angry, and ready for a fight, and Nate knew his instincts had been right.

Something was wrong.

“Where is she?” he asked, descending the stairs. “We had a date.”

“She’s gone,” Ryker growled. “It doesn’t matter where.”

“The hell it doesn’t,” Nate snarled. “Where the fuck is she?”

The two men stood toe-to-toe, neither one backing down.

“Fuck you,” Ryker growled again. “You lost the right to know anything about her when you fucked another woman, asshole. Now get off my property, and don’t come back.”

“Wait…what?” Nate asked. He relaxed a fraction, and took a step back. “What are you talking about?”

“Riley conned me into closing last night so she could see you,” Ryker spat. “When she got to your house, she saw you hugging a tall, blond woman on the porch, and then she watched you guide the woman inside and close the door.”

“That’s my sister,” Nate sighed. “My family showed up unexpectedly last night, and the blonde is my sister, Sara. I called Riley and left her several messages explaining the situation. Did she listen to them? Why didn’t you tell her how ridiculous it sounded for me to be cheating?”

It was Ryker’s turn to sigh.

“Because, she seemed so sure, and I didn’t want her to get hurt again.”

“What happened with her ex?” Nate asked.

“She didn’t tell you?”

“No,” Nate said. “All I know is that he forced sex, and now he’s dead. I have feeling there’s more to the story.”

“We’d better go inside,” Ryker said.

The two men walked in the back door of Polar Bliss and Nate waited as Ryker seemed to make up his mind about something.

“She’s going to be angry with me,” Ryker said, “but I think you need to know at least a little bit about what happened.

“About three years ago, Riley started dating this guy, Jack. Right from the start, Ridge and I didn’t like him, but that didn’t matter because Riley did. At first he was civil, though his dislike of us was obvious, but we both agreed that it was great to see her happy again. A couple of years before all this happened, my youngest brother, Reid, had separated himself from us, and we rarely saw him. Reid and Riley are only two years apart, and they’d always been close, but during this time, though he still lived in town, he’d basically cut her off completely.