Sixteen year old Carmen Trudel goes to a normal high school with normal people, or so she thought. On Carmen's seventeenth birthday something happens the she thought only happened in fantasy books. She found her mate. A beta no less. One from the California pack. As Carmen gets to know her mate her whole world shifts and she realizes her parents aren't who they say they are. And that she, herself, isn't who she thought she was. Turns out, the first seventeen years of her life were a lie. She's not the daughter of two completely normal, human people. She's the long lost daughter of the Alpha from California.