Sam Turner is still getting used to the fact that werewolves exist, and he's not sure he likes it. When Alain Lake, a man who has been making eyes at him more than Sam is comfortable with, is forced to subdue him, he's pissed off. The whole thing scared the hell out of him, even if Alain had a good reason, being a stupidly strong, gorgeous werewolf and all. But Alain, though he might be a werewolf, has all the desires and needs of a man, and he makes them known again and again, apologizing for dragging Sam into this whole mess, and then pressing him up against the wall and kissing him senseless. Sam, despite thinking of himself as being a girl-liking guy, cannot deny how good that kiss felt, but he's not ready. That's all right, because Alain is willing to fight for what's his, and defend his mate from those who would do him harm.