[Siren Publishing Classic ManLove: Contemporary, Paranormal, Alternative, Shape-shifters, M/M, HEA] Cecil Hayes has been physically abused by his stepfather for most of his life. He was held captive, out of the system. His mother passed away during childbirth. On his twenty-third birthday, during a one-sided fight with his stepfather, Cecil takes the chance to escape. But the commotion lures in a powerful Alpha, who rescues him and takes him in. Cecil knows nothing about the inner workings of a wolf pack, so they were off to a bad start. Rowan Sands has no idea how to handle humans. Still, he finds a mate in Cecil and takes things slowly. Regardless of his attraction, Cecil is someone he needs to protect. His mate's thoughts are haunted by his father and he needs someone by his side. But things aren't that simple. Two investigators take matters into their own hands when it comes to Cecil. Another Alpha claims to be Cecil's mate. Can Rowan keep them away from his mate?