Haley Salvannah's day started off normal, though it didn't last. Things go completely awry when a stunningly handsome man sits down and hijacks her live TV show. The only thing more shocking than his appearance is the message he has to give. Enthralled by his passion and soulful brown eyes, she lets him speak live to her audience. What follows is the wildest adventure of her life, complete with terrifying encounters, life-threatening situations, laughter, and most importantly, a love she never knew could burn so bright.
For bear shifter Maximus Koche, eldest of five brothers, his journey is almost at an end. But in his single-mindedness to get a message out about the threat his species faces, he has inadvertently dragged the gorgeous and completely unprepared TV host into the middle of his dangerous world. Now he has to juggle defeating the Institute, killing its leader, and protecting his newfound mate. It's a tall order, but if anyone is up to it, it's the leader of the Blackjack Bears.
Life as a fugitive isn't what Haley expected, but it's given her Maximus, for which she is more grateful every day. With the Institute still hanging over his family like a guillotine though, she knows she'll never have him completely to herself until it's over. With his ruthless persistence and her forward thinking, they can't be beat. But the Institute doesn't play fair, and they'll stop at nothing to eliminate her, him, and the entire Koche clan. It'll take the trust that only mates have to break their enemy. But can Maximus open himself up before it's too late?