Cody Smith pines after the gorgeous alpha, Dante McCloud. But Dante prefers to be by himself, and Cody isn't willing to take a chance with his heart, until the two end up spending one amazing, glorious, drunken night together. But Dante is still mourning the death of his previous mate, and when he wakes up and realizes that he mated with Cody without his permission, he can only see disaster on the horizon. As a former slave, Cody would have every right to be angry with having this forced upon him. But Cody's heartbroken when Dante is not there the next morning, and feels worse still when he discovers his pregnancy. Now, with a mating scar and Dante not there to sate his needs, Cody's body is giving off a very potent scent that calls to other alphas, some of whom would have no trouble claiming Cody for their own, with or without his consent.