Ash Grantz was rescued by his mate from an abusive ex boyfriend, though not without consequences. Luckily he loves being a werewolf. He especially loves it when his mate chases him through the woods for some exercise and sex. That's always spectacular. So is being proposed to. What he could do without are the hunters that have been circling, or when his mate finds three dead bodies in a barn almost immediately after their wedding -- and now a friend is missing. Ash loves his alpha husband, and doesn't want anything bad to happen to him, and he doesn't want to be in the way whenever Dakota needs to take care of business. Ash doesn't know if he can handle being the sort of mate and husband who stands back, waiting to find out if his lover has been murdered by hunters in order to keep the both of them safe.