The Broken Vow of Silence (Wattys 2018)
"I will pick up your pieces and put you back together. Piece by jagged piece, edge to rugged edge. And no matter how many times you cut me, I'll love you and make you whole again."
Ariel had a happy life. Loving parents who were the Alpha and Luna of her pack, an annoying brother, and hope that one day she'd find her mate who'd love her unconditionally and shield her from the harsh world. But one night, her world went up in flames, not only taking her family but also all happiness she'd once had. To make matters worse, after her parent's Beta got moved up to Alpha, he relentlessly beat her to the point that the smell of her blood became familiar and going to sleep with broken bones was apart of her daily routine. Weeks turn to months and months to years that she endured senseless abuse, and all the while she hasn't uttered a single word. It was her vow after the fire viciously took her family from her.
Alpha Shane Chase is filled with secrets and has a fair share of skeletons in his closet and has been looking for his mate for over a year. But when he finally finds her, he's heartbroken at how beaten and terrified she is of the world, and most of all him. Can Ariel learn to trust him even when his skeletons come to light? Can Shane pick up her pieces and put her back together even after secrets are revealed and they're put to ultimate the test?
THIS IS A REWRITTEN VERSION OF MY OTHER BOOK "MY BROKEN MUTE MATE", SO IF YOU WANT A BETTER FLOWING STORY WITH LESS CRINGE-WORTHY MOMENTS I SUGGEST YOU READ THIS VERSION.