Do you know how it feels to be beaten, left behind?
Well, Astrid Wheeler does, and she hates it. She's tired of being used as a pathetic punching bag by her abusive adopted father, Matt. So, she makes her decision. She runs. She runs for hours, until she's positive he's gone, and finds herself deep in a forest. She can't take it, so she later passes out, only to be found by her savior.
Asher Rales, Alpha of his pack. His hard demeanor has everyone thinking he'll never find a mate, but he soon proves them wrong. He finds a small, battered girl passed out on the forest floor, and instantly feels the strong connection flowing through him. He saves her, and plans to win her heart. After all, she is his mate.