Alpha werewolf Sabien is no stranger to hard times. Cursed by his true love centuries ago, he is doomed to walk the earth in human form only during the light of a full moon. During that time, he searches for the mate he fears he may never find while trying to evade an enemy he has been at war with for the past one thousand years. He knows he must find a mate before the last petal of his blood rose falls, a flower enchanted by his true love to foretell the time of his death, or else he and his entire pack will perish.
When a coup to harm the enemy fails, the assassin gives Sabien the ultimate gift in exchange for his life—a mate, who happens to be his eldest daughter, Rayla. She’s innocent and fiery, everything Sabien desires in a woman—and everything he fears. Both Rayla and Sabien have been burned, and neither is willing to trust too easily. Yet if his pack is to survive, Sabien has to make Rayla fall in love with him, or doom them all to a fate worse than hell.