The Mate Auctions, a primeval event where males of a different pack bid on females auctioned off as potential breeders, lovers, or mates.
As the daughter of two very prestigious, yet deceased, alphas, this was never in the cards for River Sinclair. She came from an ancient bloodline of werewolves, and was meant to carry on that line with a man she loved, not to be auctioned off like some prized cow to the highest bidder.
Now, she is sold to a man she ultimately despises. A man that caused the death of her parents, took away her pride, and a man that now owns her.