Agent Cy Pataki lives a life of fast sex, fine whiskey, and freedom. He spends his days protecting Crescent City and his nights doing whatever he wants. He has no desire for a mate, especially not one his pack chained him to over twenty years ago.
David Reeds is young, naïve, and has some worrying ideas about what it means to be a mate. The poor kid has been brainwashed and Cy suspects the man David calls his mentor has motives of his own.
If Cy calls off their mating, he’ll leave David vulnerable and in a position to be further preyed upon. But he can’t mate a man who was taught only to serve, no matter how attractive he is. Cy has to show David that being someone’s mate can’t be his only personality trait—even if that means David will realize Cy is all wrong for him.