When her mother is shot by a rancher, Lara Wolfe becomes the last Dominant of Yellowstone's Lamar Canyon pack. Her mother's dying wish sends her to South Dakota's Black Hills to find her mate, but Lara would rather continue her mission - saving her pack. When Ogden Woods, lumber supplier for the Tao pack, offers the newcomer a place to stay, an explosive attraction reveals they're mates. Afraid of unleashing his inner Dominant and a secret that could get him exiled, he'll do anything to avoid mating.
Single-mom Caroline Taylor wants nothing more than to make a home for her two young sons in Eagle River, Alaska. The only problem: an eviction notice. When the perfect rental falls through again, she and her boys move in with Air Force sergeant Geno D'Antoni and his two teenage sons. It's only for a year, so she can polish her credit rating and save a down payment to buy a home. It's a perfect plan.Or not. When Geno stands up to Caroline's bully of an ex-husband, he retaliates by suing for full custody.