Shayla adopted her niece at birth, when her sister turned her back on the baby without a real explanation besides the "strangeness" of the father's people. Aislinn is ill, and the doctors have given up hope, so she takes the girl to Bear Island, where her father and his people live, praying for a miracle. She finds truths she isn't ready to face among a clan of bear-shifters. In Kade, she finds an angry bear denied the knowledge of his daughter's existence. There is more beneath the anger, and when he looks at her, she knows he feels the pull between them too. Their attraction is as impossible as it is irresistible, but they must work together when an outside force tries to remove the baby from both of them.