Cougar shifter Garrick has been shirking his duty of protecting humanity for too long. But no more. He will no longer mourn his mate. Besides, the witches that killed him are back, and Garrick's sword is itching to stab them through the gullet. When a human is attacked by the dark forces that plague the knights, Garrick realizes something that should be impossible. This human is his mate reincarnated. Oscar felt an extreme need to move to this small town, and one look into Garrick's eyes proves to him it was all worth it. This was the man Oscar has been looking for his whole life, but the people who attacked him put something dark inside him--something that almost proves to be fatal for someone important to the knights. Just as Oscar and Garrick found each other again, they're left with the terrifying fear that this darkness within Oscar might make their happily ever after impossible to achieve.