Flynn Howard has spent most of his life on the street. Being a defective werewolf means that no pack will take him in. It's nearing the winter holidays, the snow is getting ready to fall, and Flynn is hungry. Then he meets Tanner Ford when trying to steal his wallet from him. When Flynn realized the man he tried to pickpocket was another werewolf, he ran, but Tanner chases him down. When Flynn wakes up, warm and clean, and not smelling of sex, he has to wonder what Tanner's game is, and why the man wants to spoil someone as unworthy as him. Tanner knows his mate when he smells him, even if the younger man is a defect. He doesn't care. His mate is clearly on his own, malnourished, and Tanner is taking him back to his pack so he can show Flynn that he has a permanent home, and if he wants, a life with Tanner.