Alice has tried for a very long time to just get through. Get through the last few weeks of high school. Get through being neither a werewolf, nor human, in a town mixed with both. Get through the looks shot at her everywhere she went. Get through, and get out.
Which is what would have happened if she didn't meet him. She would have gotten track scholarship and taken the first bus out of her town and away from everyone in it. She wouldn't have to tell anyone she was a freak, she could be normal, and maybe she could even dare to be happy.
But she met him, and that all changed.
Clayton is an Alpha, and he can't move. He has a pack to take care of and leaving them isn't an option. Giving up Alice isn't one either, though, no matter how hard she challenges him on the matter. But things start changing for the both of them and circumstances force them together. Eventually, Alice will have to start fighting to hold onto him.