What happened to Riskin Dodd after Mattox Farrell defeated him in an Alpha challenge? Where did Riskin go when Mattox drove him away, bleeding and crippled? What became of Riskin after Lyric Mackenzie broke his heart to marry Mattox?
Briar MacAllister hasn’t been the same since Melody Mackenzie ran away from Marla Dunlap’s wedding to join the Midnight panther shifters. Briar cherished the same romantic notions about finding her one true mate. After the Melody disaster, Briar’s not so sure anymore.
All that changes the day she meets a scarred, filthy bear in the woods on Bruins’ peak. He’s limping, hostile, and refuses to socialize with other Bruins. It’s Riskin. He went a little crazy after his defeat. He doesn’t shift anymore. He lives a solitary existence as a bear in the forest with no friends, no family, no future.
Briar soon discovers another side of him, though, a side no one knew existed, not even Riskin himself. A brave new world of challenge and promise await as Riskin rises from the ashes to seize the destiny assigned him by Fate and the love of the woman of his dreams.