Alex Romonoff, a vampire noble, was on his way to freedom before he sacrificed himself so his brother could escape, now he's running for his life against a group of werewolves, the sun is rising, and things aren't looking so good. Acelin Lowell immediately scents his mate in the fleeing vampire, and he gives chase. But Alex is a Romonoff, and not only is that noble house in shambles, but his pack mates will kill Alex if they find out. Unable to do anything else, Lowell abandons his pack to defend his mate. He's won the battle, but the war against the sun, and vampire assassins still hunting them, is still on. Their only choice is to flee to Lowell's pack alpha. Lowell is confidant the man will accept them, but when secrets are revealed about a mass murder of wolves, they both have to wonder whether or not Lowell can succeed in keeping his mate safe.