For Carter, tradition has always been a rule of life. Daughter of the famed Alpha, raised to lead and defend, it is what she had always known aside from ridicule and hardship. For as long as she can remember, Carter has been an outcast, mute and unable to shift, surrounded by the controversy of a vicious attack when she was young. She has long come to accept her fate as a mateless cynic, happy to be alone and free.
But when an invitation arrives at Carter's feet, inviting her to a tradition as old as time to help her and every other pack member of age find their mate, Carter's entire world is turned upside down. There she meets the mysterious and handsome Lucas, future Alpha and stubborn to make her his. But Carter is hiding a dark secret, and soon finds herself questioning everything she thought she knew as old enemies resurface and she is forced to make a choice.