Alpha Wolfhound Griffin left to rescue his friends. The mission was a success except for one problem. Griffin refuses to kill one of the humans responsible because he smells his mate in this handsome younger man. Griffin brings Emery Jones back home but there are people in the pack who don't trust Emery and want him dead. Griffin's new mission is to make Emery behave himself and open his eyes to the horrors of the life he'd been living. Emery hates all shifters but is inexplicably drawn to Griffin. He wants to be held by the alpha and trusts the man to protect him. These feelings and emotions are too new, too frightening, and Emery might just get himself killed before he can admit to his new lover that he loves him. The major question, however, is does he deserve to be mated to Griffin, or to live, after the horrible things he's done in his past?