Kidnapped, imprisoned, and experimented on for two years, Jared Armitage has lost the will to live. When his captors give him to another prisoner, one who can and probably will take Jared's life, he comes face to face with the most terrifying thing of all: hope.
Calder's warlock captors meant to turn him into a monster, and they nearly succeeded. Starved, desperate, and filled with rage, Calder hasn't cared about anyone in years. Until Jared. Together they have a chance at escape and Calder has someone to fight and kill for. To cherish. Someone he doesn't want to hurt.
Life after captivity isn't easy. Jared never wanted a mate like Calder, but he craves Calder's intense attention, his ability to take Jared apart . . . and then put him back together again. Even if their mate bond is only temporary.
But Calder's made a promise—one he'll die before he breaks—never to hurt Jared or let him be hurt. Unexpected enemies are lurking, targeting Jared, Calder's one weakness. Their intense bond—and maybe even love—are worth everything, and they're both willing to fight for it . . . or die trying.
Contains mature themes.