Karis Begay is the only surviving heir to the Begay wolves of the Alaskan Pack. Someday she will take her place as Pack Mother which is a lifelong burden she has always carried with pride. It kept her isolated from others and hesitant to let anyone close to her. As she enters her freshman year at Archibald Reynolds College, no one knows who she is or who she is destined to become. It’s a chance at a fresh start, and just maybe… the beginning of something new.
Damon Rossi has been on his own, torn between two packs, most of his life. His true family was found in his brothers of Delta Omega Gamma. Sadness and depression loom over him as he faces his senior year not ready to move on to the next chapter in his life. That is, until he catches the scent of his one true mate. That scent drives his wolf wild as Damon struggles to dominate the previously docile creature as it surges with newfound powers he doesn’t understand.
Damon will do anything to be with Karis, but how will he respond when she tells him her secret—mating her seals his fate as Alpha.
When Karis’s life is threatened, Damon’s powers peak. Can he control them? Or will his wolf be too powerful? Will he find peace with his spirit animal in time to save Karis or face the regret of lost love?
Ember “Emmy” Kenston was raised in the spotlight when all she wanted was to be invisible. A self-proclaimed book nerd, she must live up to the expectations of being the daughter of one of Hollywood’s biggest actresses. Retreating to Archibald Reynolds College gives her a fresh start where she attends classes and happily spends her evenings in the library trying not to be noticed, but Chad notices anyway.
Chad is a squirrel shifter and the only non-canine in the D.O.G. House. He’s totally gorgeous, in the warmer seasons at least, and has made quite the name for himself around campus. Most of the school year he has girls throwing themselves at him, but he’s seen how his brothers are with their true mates, and wants nothing less than to be loved for who he is, not for his summer body. As long as she’s a squirrel of course.
Longing for a mate in no way prepares him for the moment when he first hears her inside his head. The problem is, Ember doesn’t know what’s happening. And worse, Chad’s biggest fear is realised…her animal spirit is not a squirrel.
Can Chad push past his prejudices and accept her as his mate? Or will he turn away from his one true mate forever? That is, if he can even catch her when she freaks out and runs as fast as she can in the opposite direction.