The Green Hill pride is a mess. Their alpha and their beta were arrested for attempted kidnapping, and the pride is leaderless and waiting for the council to decide what their fate will be. When the council calls to tell them they're sending a temporary alpha, Liam is relieved. He doesn't want the pride—his home since he was born—to disappear. Most pride members aren't happy about someone who's not one of them becoming their alpha, but if that's what it takes to allow the pride to survive, Liam is all for it. The Green Hill pride is just business for Galbraith. He's worked for the council for a decade, and during that time, he's been sent all over the country to help shifter groups heal and find their way out of trouble. He doesn't expect the pride to be any different, and mostly, it's not. But one thing is. The last thing both Gal and Liam expected was to realize they're mates. Gal is here to work, not to be distracted by Liam, and they both know their bond could complicate everything and feed the dislike of the people who don't want Gal there. But if Gal doesn't manage to heal the pride and help them find a way to survive, it will disappear, and his relationship with Liam right along with it.