Auden was supposed to be ordinary. She moved away from her pack, became a vet, lived a normal life, and only did the occasional business for her pack. After all, she was still family. But Auden was just about as human as any non-shifting werewolf could've been.
Until someone broke into her neighbor's apartment, kidnapped an Alpha's younger sister, forced her to take action and meet said-Alpha face-to-face. Things would've probably stayed the same after that - if the Alpha in question wasn't her mate. Forced to join another pack, Auden finds herself trying to find every way to be useful - or even maintain her human life... If only she really was human.
Alpha Lucien is protective. Being born to a bloodline of early shifters, Lucien's made his vow to protect his sister and his pack at all costs. His pack is secretive. Hidden from most of the world, the Umbra pack has remained quiet and reserved, peaceful even. And being mated to a human wasn't supposed to be problematic - but humans weren't supposed to be hunted by other... 'werewolves', if that's what those 'things' are. Lucien has always tried to stay away from trouble...
So what happens when his mate is the very thing he's trying to stay away from?
"You're coming with me," he said and I pursed my lips, biting into my bottom lip, the action earning a low growl that resonated from his body. I took a deep breath.
"Okay..." I said as I looked into his eyes and challenged him, mustering as much strength as I could to resist his damned Alpha command. I stepped forward. "I have a job to do Alpha." I bowed my head.
"And... I think I'm going to be late for work, so if you would please move-" I froze.
He was way too close. Too fucking close I could feel his breath against my skin. He definitely wasn't going to let me go anywhere.
There was only one thing I could do.