Mayson Pruett is trapped in an abusive household and is afraid that she will never escape the grip of her drunken, dead-beat "father." She has been reduced to nothing after years of being treated as a slave in her own home and being given to men to pay for her father's debts. Her wolf has been oppressed and beaten down into dormancy, and she has no idea that she is a werewolf, or that she has a mate out there looking for her. She believes that she has nothing left to live for, and that her scars are too deep to ever be healed.
Male werewolves, especially ones from families of Alphas, are dark and violent by nature until they find their mates. Tyler Kale is even worse- he should've found The One years ago, and he is beginning to lose control over his wolf. He has become irrational, depressed, and aggressive, and won't be able to inherit the Alpha title without his mate to bring light to the darkness inside of him. He is beginning to think that he will never find her.