The Dakota pack has lived secretly in a town in the Great Smoky Mountains for years. Marala Dakota ran away from the safety of this world as a heartbroken, pregnant teenager. She’s made a life for herself and her son without having anything to do with the wolves.
Seventeen years have passed since that fateful decision. She’s struggling with two jobs and trying to keep the wolf within her at bay as its longing for escape intensifies.
A handsome man named Taylor comes into her life at exactly the wrong time.
Then, her son’s father and leader of the Dakota pack, Kaden, shows up unexpectedly. Old wounds are torn open anew and events are set in motion that will change all of their lives forever.
Brynnara Hanson is a young lycan on the verge of her transition to wolf. She’s the first female to come of age within the Dakota pack in years. Her role in the continuation of the pack is paramount. Falling in love with a human is not allowed.
Taylor Andin has had nothing but bad luck since finding the hidden town of Dakota. When he saves a girl named Brynn from a group of thugs, he begins to fall for her. He’s a man accustomed to getting what he desires, but he quickly learns, he can’t always have what he wants when wolves stand in his way.
Coming of age is a difficult transition for every young man. Add to it the pressure of shifting into a wolf for the first time and having the pack leader as a father, and you have a recipe for a full on meltdown.
Jak Dakota is struggling with these changes when he meets a strange and beautiful shifter in the forest. Trouble is… she’s a panther.
Falling for this girl is against tradition. A union could tear apart the pack and his family. Her life could be in danger because of his selfish desires.
They’ll both have to decide if their friendship is worth the risk and if their hearts want something more.