"I have never smelled a boy like him. He smells like wolf, yes, but not like I do; nor like the littermates and pack mates whom I left behind. There is something… wild in him, something I have never smelled before. And because I do not understand it, I am afraid."
Fleeing her werewolf family’s oppressive desires for her future, Taisiya leaves Russia and comes to America, where she finds something completely unexpected – a new kind of werewolf, a teenager raised as a human and Changed just a year ago. Together Taisiya and Owen learn what it means to be a wolf, what it means to be human, and how to balance those things against the demands of home and family. Hearts are tangled and relationships threatened, and Taisiya must fight her Pack, the rules they’ve hammered into her, and her deep longing for the simplest thing of all: freedom.