Ash Grantz is on the run from an abusive boyfriend. Short on cash, he stops for a few days to earn some money to buy his way to Dallas where he can hide forever, but when Harris catches up with him, he can't outrun him, or a bullet. Dakota is an alpha luna werewolf, a powerful creature able to shift into a monster of a wolf, and his breed is the terror of other shifters. When he catches a scent that calls to him on the most primal level, he can't ignore it, and he's barely in time to save Ash's life. Dakota had to change Ash to save him, and after losing one mate, he never wants the pain of losing another. But Ash is a former human, and after running from his ex, being around a possessive alpha will only push him away, putting them both, and their fragile love, in danger of ending before it can begin.