Ash is in a bad mood. His alpha husband is a little too protective, and it's getting in the way of their sex life. Dakota lost his first mate in childbirth, and though Ash seems healthy and willing enough, Dakota doesn't want to take the risk, no matter how much his alpha side wants it. When hunters try to kidnap Ash, Dakota goes into alpha mode to make them pay. He cannot hold himself back anymore. He needs to touch his mate, to hold Ash and confirm that he is alive and well, but the hunters are not done. They're coming for what they want, and they have another alpha luna werewolf to help them take it. It looks like they'll do anything to study a pregnant werewolf, including sending an all-out attack on the house where they live, sending Ash into premature labor while Dakota is battling for their lives, and cannot help his mate give birth.