Celestine Colton has been abused all her life. Her past lingers in her shadows and her werewolf Alpha mate, Nicolai Martin Darkling. King of the Darkling realm has shown no mercy either. Taking her life into her own hands, Celestine fakes her death to escape the abusive mate of an Alpha King. The remnants of her died in the ashes of the boat that lit her death aflame. The mourning King Nicolai (Martin) Darkling stands by his title, the marks on his arm deteriorated. Martin would become a great leader, even if his own kin rages wars in his palace walls for being the reason of Celestine's death. Heartbroken, but determined. Yet on the inside, he wanted to die with her. His beautiful Celestine. His demon and his Angel. His curse and his cure. The people don't look to him for educated answers, to happiness in a Kingdom because there is no happiness for Royals. Doomed from the very beginning, Nicolai sits at that lake every night and stares. No songs sung. No memories tainted by anyone else. His Celestine. Celestine was something else entirely. Born of a beast and tainted with the flame. The boat should have burned her, right? Wrong. If only she knew before what she knows now. Abusive mates are not the answer. But is a mate the answer at all? That is one of the many questions Celestine has asked and needs answered. Does Celestine find the Elemental King in time to keep her death hidden from her ex-mate and learns to control her element? Or will her entire world scorch in an eternal flame?