As Alpha over all the shifters in the safe haven of Darkwood Springs, Doyle Mackenzie lives a simple and very boring life. Until all that changes one night while out hunting, he comes across a half frozen woman in an isolated cave. Instantly he and his bear recognize the frozen beauty as his mate. She’s the only one that can complete him and his bear. However she seems to run from him at every chance she gets and isn’t the most trusting of creatures. Regardless of the secrets she hides he refuses to give this new delicious prey the opportunity to escape him, no matter how many tricks she throws his way.
Struggling to discover who she is, Aria finds herself on the run from the people that stole her memories and held her captive for years. Hoping to evade her searching captors, she seeks shelter in a barren cave. Things get more complicated when she wakes up in a warm cabin next to a handsome stranger, who claims that she belongs with him. She can’t afford to trust him nor can she trust the feelings that he stirs deep within her. With her captors hot on her trail and nowhere else to run, she must turn to Doyle or risk being back in the mindless labs once more.
When her past catches up with her, Doyle will do whatever he must to prevent his mate from being taken from his side. They both find themselves in a race to stay ahead of their pursuers and end the threat to Aria if they are going to have a chance for a future.