Rowena Haywood is an orphaned alchemist who is struggling to make ends meet in the werewolf nation of Grayton. She and her brother Andrew harbor a secret: although they were bitten, they cannot transform.
When Rowena is summoned to the mage school by Prince Laurence Grayton himself, she becomes a werefox, and hunted by the wolves, who believe her to be a threat.
Arrogant Prince Laurence seeks to break the werewolf curse upon his people. When Rowena becomes a creature he has never seen, he takes responsibility for her protection. Despite his scorn for women, he is attracted to Rowena's quick wit and intelligence--and she to him.
Now Rowena and Laurence must use all their cunning to outwit the crown prince Henry, who plots to use the werefox to start a war. Can a fox outsmart a wolf--and perhaps learn to love one?