Ellery should be free. Alpha Carter is gone, and now that the Green Hill pride has Gal, things are getting better. But Ellery is tainted by his father's attempt at killing the alpha mate, and no one will let him forget it or show that he didn't have anything to do with his father's plan.
Forest isn't in Green Hill to stay. He's doing Gal a favor by playing beta to his alpha for a while, but he's never been one to stay in one place. He can't, not unless he wants his mother to drag him home and finally seal the arranged marriage with the alpha's daughter.
Ellery isn't going anywhere, while Forest is planning to leave. But when they meant, they realize their mates—and that something needs to change.