“A Hand of Magic” by Diane Moat
Even in a world of magic . . . the healer must trust in love to be healed.
Madison, a healer, is running from the venomous weresnakes when she rescues and heals a werewolf pup under attack by a troll. Soon the pup’s werewolf pack finds her . . . and she is drawn to the pack’s charismatic and alluring Alpha leader, Alex. Madison swore off love long ago, but the more time she spends with the werewolf pack, the harder it is to push Alex away.
Behind his wolfish grin, Alex Spiros’ cautious and dangerous movements mark him as a predator . . . and the killer for his pack. Something about Madison arouses the protector in him, and it is not just because she is a healer. He worries about her, and wants her to feel safe after having been forced to be the weresnakes’ healer. To protect her and his pack, Alex declares war against the weresnakes.