Everything was going good for Cecilia Evers. That is, until another pack ambushes her own and slaughters them. Only Cecilia and a little girl, Malorie, are alive, and they head towards a pack that gives sanctuary, Sea Cliff. After being temporarily granted into Sea Cliff, Cecilia and Malorie become known with the community as the single mother wolf and her adopted child. When the time comes that the Alpha of Sea Cliff has to formally accept Cecilia and Malorie into the pack, Cecilia goes with a confident stature. But when she meets the Alpha, something changes, sparks ignite, and she runs. Pierce Harvey was blown away when the ferocious and lively new member of his pack turns out to be his mate. He doesn't understand why she runs, or why she won't accept him as her mate either. But he is determined to change her mind. As the girls integrate themselves more into the community, and Pierce consistently tries to win Cecilia, a threat shows up, one that could potentially harm everything that Cecilia has come to care for, including Pierce. What she doesn't know is why, but what she does know is she would sacrifice herself for them any day. As they say, family before yourself.