A woman on the run with her daughter finds an unlikely savior in the Wolf Breed who would be her mate. Dash Sinclair has lived his life for others. A Wolf Breed that everyone thought died at 10 years old, Dash managed to escape the confines of the cruel laboratories and scientists that created him. Once free, he found himself in foster care, eventually enlisting in the military at the age of 18, and keeping his altered genetics a secret all that time. As a soldier, Dash has shined more than once, and saved almost as many lives as he has taken. Until one fateful day when an explosive destroyed the helicopter he and his comrades were on, killing everyone except Dash, but leaving him near death in a drug-induced coma for months. Losing his men and all hope to live, Dash tries to let go when he gets an unexpected letter from a little 8-year-old girl named Cassie.
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Elizabeth and her daughter Cassidy, Cassie for short, have been on the run for years, narrowly escaping capture and death more times than they can count. Ever since that fateful day when Cassie was taken by her father Dane to an evil, powerful man that Dane owed a significant debt. The man, Granger, accepted Dane's offer to take Cassie and then shot Dane dead right in front of her. Elizabeth managed to rescue Cassie and has been on the run from Granger and his men ever since. Elizabeth assumes her daughter witnessing the murder is why Granger wants her, but his fervor and never ending chase has always made Elizabeth wonder if there were another reason Granger wants her daughter so badly.
After they settle in an area, Elizabeth agrees to let Cassie go to school. Cassie does a school project where the students write letters to soldiers overseas, and she picks Dash, not knowing that he is in a coma and near death. When Dash gets the letters, his commanding officer reads them to him and responds to Cassie while Dash cannot. The letters are sweet, innocent, and describe a little of her life and her mother, without ever specifically stating the danger they are in. The letters give Dash reason to live and he fights to recover over a couple of months. The letters come and go weekly until one day they stop altogether. When Dash looks into it, he finds out that their apartment had burned down and they, along with a few others, had been killed. Devastated, Dash sets out to find their killers, but a week before he is set to leave he receives another letter from Cassie claiming they are alive and need help.
Dash spends the next six months tracking them until he finally finds them at a diner on the run after another set of Granger's men had found them. He tells them who he is, and while Cassie is overjoyed Elizabeth is wary. He takes over the situation and gets them all to his friend Mike's house for safekeeping until they can plan their next move. At the house Dash reveals that Elizabeth is his mate and Cassie is now his daughter, and though Elizabeth fights her attraction, she eventually can't deny it. Pretty quickly they also figure out that Dane was not Cassie's father, that Elizabeth had been artificially inseminated with Breed sperm, and Cassie is a Wolf Breed. Cassie reveals that she knew and it was why she didn't talk about what happened the night Dane died, because they had told her she was an animal.
Dash and Elizabeth reassure Cassie of their love for her, and hatch a plan to save them all. They get Cassie registered as a Breed so that she will be under government protection, and officially list Dash as her father. They take Cassie to the Feline Breed compound where she will be safe, and Dash and Elizabeth leave to train and attack Granger. While at the cabin training for a couple weeks, many of the people Dash has helped in the past come forward to help him now. With a small army they attack Granger to find the documents they need to bring him up on charges for genetic experimentation and murder. When they get the files they learn that Cassie of actually a hybrid of both wolf and coyote genetics, something that had never been done before. As they go to leave, Granger pulls a gun and shoots Elizabeth in the chest as she shoots him in the head. Elizabeth lives and recovers in the hospital at the compound, happy to be with Dash and Cassie, and expecting the first wolf Breed child to be naturally conceived.
Best part of story, including ending:
I love this story because of Cassie. She's adorable, wise beyond her years, and incredibly perceptive.
Best scene in story:
My favorite scene has to be when Cassie sits Dash down on the bed of the hotel when they're still on the run, and she explains very seriously that the way to get her to help with things is to bribe her with chocolate bars.
Opinion about the main character:
I loved Dash's ability to be a savage warrior when needed, but also a fierce lover and an adoring father.