Raised by a malevolent witch in an isolated cabin in the woods, Alex is being kept prisoner for her own good. A monster is trapped inside her and it desperately wants out. The enchantments that are tattooed on her body keep it contained, for now. As her eighteenth birthday approaches, Alex feels the beast growing stronger. So does the witch. They both know the spells won't be enough to control her inner evil. Her captor plans to ensure the creature will never be free, but the teen finally rebels.
Escaping from captivity, Alex meets a wounded vampire and the girls decide to band together. They head to Denver and run into a team who work for the Shifter Squad. As the truth comes out about her origins, Alex wishes she could control her own life, but the spells are too insidious. Until she can find a way to dispel them, she'll have to stay with the squad. She'll be working with twin werewolves, a werecougar, a wereconstrictor and the extremely sexy new recruit, Jaxon Remington.
Jax seems strangely familiar from the first moment they meet. How can she possibly know him when she's never seen him before? Is it possible he's the mate she's been dreaming about? If so, things are bound to be awkward, since it seems they'll be working closely together.