Derek Hale, Earl of Osterbrook, has inherited, following the death of Lord Montfort, a run down house in Yorkshire he neither needs nor wants, convinced his staff are robbing him, and with the mystery of a missing ward, he manages to get himself talked into a ridiculous bet, that he cannot pass as a steward until Midwinter, nearly two months away. So can he maintain the charade? Find the missing child? and manage to turn the shambles of a house around, or will he give up and let Peter take the thousand pounds he bet.
now with explicit epilogue - the rest of the story is teen rated though, so if you don't like the idea of explicit sex in your bodice rippers - just don't read that bit
- Part 1 of A/B/O bodice rippers
Bookmarked by Zoloa3
27 Sep 2021
When single-parent Alpha Derek and his nine year old Alpha son Caleb move to Beacon Hills for a fresh start, the Alpha is still struggling with the emotional aftermath of more than a decade of domestic violence suffered at the hands of his former Omega partner Kate.
Then, Omega single father Stiles and his precocious little Omega daughter stumble into Derek and Caleb's lives ... and Derek ends up finding healing in an altogether unexpected place.
Please heed the WARNINGS in the tags and author's note.
“So, is there a reason my son’s phone number is on my coffee, and he wants me to call him?” The Sheriff questioned as he looked up over his glasses at Derek.
Derek’s eyes widened as he looked at the Sheriff. “What?”
The Sheriff slowly spun his coffee cup around on the desk, the coffee shop’s logo coming into view very slowly.
Derek’s eyes were glued onto the coffee cup, terrified at seeing what the Sheriff was asking. His heart stuttered when he saw the beginning of the words written in Sharpie.
Call me if you want something a bit hotter, Stiles xoxox
Stiles was used to getting called at, most of them men offering him money for sex. He had even accepted a few times, pinched for cash while having a stone-hearted landlord meant that he didn’t have a lot of options.
Deep down, he knew he could always go home—that despite the fight, his dad would always let him come home, even with James. That was why he hated himself more every time he accepted the cash.
(Or, the one where single parent Stiles strips and prostitutes himself out to feed his kid.)
“Don’t cry,” the figure’s voice stated in what was meant to be a gentle tone as he calmly wiped Stiles’ tears away. “We’ll be together again soon, Marcello.”
After returning home to Beacon Hills, Stiles finds himself being stalked by a vampire who has mistaken him for its dearly departed lover of yore. Terrified out of his mind, Stiles turns to the pack for help—even if it does feel awkward asking for help from his Alpha slash ex.