Out of the ashes, a new people have arisen. They don't do packs but have an unspoken code that they will respect and help each other when needed. The werepanthers.
People just like the werewolves, with everything about them the same, minus an Alpha, Beta, warriors, packs, all of that jest. Werepanthers stick to their own families and then leave home to find a human or fellow werepanther to mate with. When they shift, they are the average werewolf's wolf's size. Large, muscular, dangerous, and faster than any wolf.
But that won't be the case for Everliegh Vanessa "E.V." Skyluck. E.V.'s family lives, in secret, on the lands of a werewolf's pack's territory. E.V., her older brothers, and parents manage to get their cats out for runs, and hunts while also eluding the werewolves.
Well, they manage this until E.V. discovers that she is the mate of the Alpha, Alpha Zayden. And Zayden is shocked to discover that his mate is the very werepanther that seems to be the most elusive of all the werepanthers that slinked around his terroitory.