Jordan Patterson has to accept that his number one nemesis is the one he's destined to love for the rest of his immortal life. Ever since childhood, Jordan has been bullied by Jace Andrews, but to the rest of the pack, Jace is considered the strongest, smartest, and most attractive werewolf around—the bright hope for the pack's future. Then Jordan finds out that Jace is his mate—the person who bears the other half of his soul, and the one he is destined to be with for the rest of his life. Unable to accept a growing attraction to someone he can only see as cruel, Jordan keeps the truth to himself. But the mate bond grows intensely stronger until Jace begins to suffer as well: sensing his mate in the shadows, haunted by hallucinations and nightmares, but unable to see a clear vision of his soul mate. The Alpha is forced to find out the root of this trouble, and comes to a decision to track the hiding mate. In some cases a male werewolf who hides from his mate is seen as the ultimate coward. But will the world understand Jordan’s conflict with Jace? No matter what the consequences are, falling in love with a mate is inevitable, and Jordan knows he can’t avoid that.