Carmen Mendoza was abandoned by her wolf shifter father and raised to steer clear of them by her human psychic mother. But she's still drawn to her wilder side, and she has the trail of shapeshifting exes to prove it. Though she works at a clinic for supernatural creatures, she's managed to escape the attention of her father's legacy-obsessed family--until they need a pawn in their bid for power. Snared by a vicious spell designed to wake her inner wolf, Carmen's only hope is to trust the one man strong enough to soothe her darkest instincts.
Alec Jacobson was the heir apparent to the wolves' ruling elite--until he walked away to marry the woman he loved. She paid with her life. Now he lives as a rebel, a black-sheep alpha who protects the supernatural residents of New Orleans from the wolves' barbaric class system. Too bad he can't protect himself from Carmen's big brown eyes.
The lust that sparks between them is every bit as undeniable as the mating urge. Even if he can save her life, staking a claim on his enemy's niece will turn his city into a battleground. Unless he can find a way to stop breaking the rules--and start making them.