Guest Post | Returning to the Werewolf

Hiya! I’m here as Holly Day today. On November 5th, Returning to the Werewolf was released. It’s a story I wrote to celebrate Drowsy Driving Prevention Week.

Lex is in Warwood, a tiny place surrounded by wide stretches of forest, to attend his grandmother’s funeral. Instead of staying in the motel where he has rented a room, he decided to drive home. But it’s a long way, and it’s in the middle of the night, and he’s tired.

When a naked man appears on the road, Lex slams the brakes, and when he sees the man turn into a wolf, he’s convinced he’s fallen asleep and dreamt what he saw.

He didn’t, but Lex doesn’t know werewolves exist, and he doesn’t know that Cash, the only man he’s ever loved is a werewolf. He doesn’t know anything about packs or fated mates, and it’ll take some time to wrap his head around it.

This is an interspecies, fated mates, second chance story, and I love Lex and Cash, but I also have a soft spot for Samus.

Samus is a low-ranking wolf who tries to help Cash win Lex back. Sadly, Cash doesn’t always understand what’s best for him LOL

Returning to the Werewolf


Lex Gray was in love once. He was young and gave his heart to Cash Udolph, who he believed would be with him forever. When his world fell apart, Cash was nowhere to be found. Lex left Warwood, the tiniest village ever placed on a map, and swore never to come back. Seventeen years later, he’s there to attend his grandmother’s funeral. 

Lex needs to get out of Warwood, but driving in the middle of the night might not have been his best idea. A naked man jumps up on the road only to turn into a wolf before his eyes, and Lex slams the brakes hard enough to slide off the road. When Cash is called in to sort a situation with a human, he never expected the human to be his Lex. He’s been given a second chance, but Lex wants to leave as soon as possible. Can Cash convince Lex to allow him back into his life before the tow truck gets there? 

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Returning to the Werewolf


“Has Lex been in touch?”

Anyone else and Cash would’ve snarled in their face. “Not for a few days.”

“Maybe you should go see him.”

Cash frowned at him. “In Cottleway?”

“Doesn’t matter where, only to show you’re willing to…” He shrugged.

“Willing to what? I’m willing to do anything, but I can’t leave here. If I leave the pack, you’re without an enforcer. I don’t think Arric ever would allow Gordon to take the position, but it could be someone equally unfit.”

“You’ll give up your mate to protect the pack? It’s a noble cause, Cash.” Samus nodded, but it didn’t come across as sincere.

“I never… What would I do in Cottleway? Given Lex would have me.”

Samus laughed. The sound stunned Cash, and he realized how seldom Samus laughed. Shit, why wasn’t he laughing more often?

“What’s so funny?”

“If he’d have you.” He chuckled. “He’s your mate. He might not understand the pull since he’s human, but there will never be anyone else for him. His brain might not comprehend, but he reacts to your scent as you react to his. He reacts to your touch as you react to his. He is your mate, and you are his. He’s scared.”

“Scared?” Lex couldn’t be scared, could he?


Cash frowned at him. “How would you know?”

Samus raised an eyebrow at him. “Common sense, my friend. We grow up knowing there are mates. He didn’t. And I don’t know all the details about your past, but enough.”


“Enough to know he once placed his heart in your hands, and you dropped it in the dirt.”

Cash winced. “I did not! I didn’t want to drop anything. I—”

“Was young, was treated unfairly, was forced to take on your position earlier than you should have. Lex doesn’t understand any of it. He didn’t know werewolves existed until a few weeks ago. He still doesn’t understand pack structure or what you do. He has no idea what your dad did to you—”

“And you do?” Cash had believed Arric was the only one who knew.

“Not in detail, but I’m a submissive wolf people ignore since I have no value.”

What the fuck? Who had ever told him he didn’t have any value? “You have value.”

“They talk as if I’m not there. I learn things.”

Cash was back to snarling again, but not for his own sake. “You have value, Samus. You’re important, and probably my favorite pack mate.”


He shrugged but grinned. “Your only other competition is Arric.”

“It doesn’t matter. What matters is you need to show Lex he can trust you.”


“I don’t know, but this is the grand gesture moment in all the movies.”

Cash stopped and stared at him. “The what?”

“Don’t you ever watch romantic movies?”

“No.” Cash hadn’t meant to sound horrified, but no.

“Oh my God. You need me.” Samus pushed on. “Movie night tonight.”


“We’ll watch Romeo and JulietPretty WomanDirty Dancing, and… do you sing?”

Cash gaped at him. “Do I look like someone who sings?”

“I was thinking I love you, baby, in 10 Things I Hate About You. You can show up where he is and sing to him. So romantic.”

“Have you lost your mind?” Disgust was dripping from his words.

Samus huffed. “You’ll thank me later.”

Cash doubted it.

About Holly Day 

According to Holly Day, no day should go by uncelebrated and all of them deserve a story. If she’ll have the time to write them remains to be seen. She lives in rural Sweden with a husband, four children, more pets than most, and wouldn’t last a day without coffee.  

Holly gets up at the crack of dawn most days of the week to write gay romance stories. She believes in equality in fiction and in real life. Diversity matters. Representation matters. Visibility matters. We can change the world one story at the time.  

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