Ormr Jormungan, Beta Captain of the Drakehaven clan's security force, spends his days immersed in work and his nights endlessly singing the dragon's lament for his mate and newborn son, lost in a senseless car accident. But when he meets Magdeline Desilva at his clan leader's wedding, her quiet beauty and steadfast courage awaken a desire in him he'd thought long dead.
Magdeline barely survived the death of her husband, whose plane was shot down in Afghanistan. She has no intention of ever getting involved again, especially not with another warrior. Yet when she meets the dark, brooding Ormr, she is drawn to the dragon-man. His gentle protectiveness is a balm to her wounded spirit -- until she discovers what he does for his clan.
Ormr doesn't understand why Magdeline turns away from what they could have built together. When she calls for help to find her kidnapped daughter, all his protective instincts are aroused. As they battle the clock to find little Bettina, their attraction flares once more and threatens to consume them.
Confused and frightened, Magdeline decides to strike out on her own to find her daughter. But she doesn't understand a dragon always protects his treasures. And even though she may try and hide from him, Ormr now understands the magical truth of love, and he'll never give up seeking his forever mate.