Maddox Francis is an alpha wolf with a pretty sweet setup. He's got a pack he lives with at long last, he works part time in the Sexxx Shop in town selling adult toys, and he's single. Until he meets his mate at the local diner. Maddox doesn't want the responsibility of another man's life on his shoulders, especially with two rival packs in the area who want to see all the luna werewolves suffer. But one whiff of Daren Bluestone's scent, and he can't stay away. This puts Daren on the hit list of those packs, and because he's a human, it's only too easy for them to attack. Daren survives, but he is injured and infected with the werewolf gene. When his body has a negative reaction to it, Maddox is faced with the reality that he might have to say goodbye to his mate before he ever gets the chance to know him.