Robbie has been spending a lot of time with the shifters hiding in the mountain since his best friend Vaughn moved there. That means he's also been spending a lot of time with Scott, one of the alphas. He likes Scott, but he's convinced nothing can happen between them. As an alpha, Scott deserves so much better. Besides, with several cases of shifters wanting more rights being brought in front of the Supreme Court, they have other things to focus on.
Scott doesn't know why Robbie is pushing him away. He can tell it's not because he doesn't want him, though, so he decides to push a little. He knows it was the right decision when Robbie starts opening up, and when the construction of the first shifter-human town in the state begins, he volunteers both of them to help.
Robbie and Scott try to live with each other and with the self-esteem issues Robbie's ex caused when he left him. But not everyone wants shifters to be free, and between the protestors picketing outside the new town and the traitor inside it trying to stop construction, they're going to have to trust each other, no matter their problems.