Felix has been on his own for over a year after running away from an abusive home, but he's a survivor and determined to make his life work. Until he's robbed in the night, and an enormous bear comes to scare off his attackers. Just when he thinks he's going to die, the bear seems to vanish, and in it's place is a man, a handsome man, one who kisses Felix and tells him everything's going to be okay. Bear shifter Burne lived as half a man for a thousand years after the death of his mate. Felix has no memories of that time, but Burne is more than eager to show his mate the love they used to share. But only if he can convince Felix that everything he's saying is true. When Felix runs from him and falls into the hands of the people who want to kill him, Burne will do whatever it takes to get him back.