(Book 1 of the Black Shadow Trilogy) “I don’t trust you,” I told him, refusing to go. He smirked, “You shouldn’t.” Arleigh Blackburn has always dreamed of the day she would meet her mate. She imagined he would be her knight in shining armor, smiling down at her with love in his eyes. She had never once thought that her mate would be her pack's biggest enemy, Hayden Cross, smirking down at her in arrogance. Hayden Cross never thought much of mates until he found his hiding behind the Alpha of his enemy pack. He took her back to his pack, forcing her father (the Alpha's) hand on declaring war on his pack. There will be traitors made, friendships both formed and destroyed, lines drawn, and maybe even a little love will be found. But that doesn't mean it will last. "The world is too cruel for happy endings."