Broke and getting nowhere in life as a genetic scientist, a short research trip to Lake Tahoe is just what Hunter Pierce needs to recharge his batteries.
As an omega who’s unable to shift due to a genetic defect, his family has never failed to let him know how worthless he is. When he finds his mate in Mitch Carnelian, the sexy hotelier at The Pines Resort, he questions his beliefs about his own weakness and his fear of love.
Bad-boy, black-bear shifter, and now hotel owner. Mitch Carnelian vowed never to return to his childhood hometown, but the death of his parents in a car accident forced Mitch and his brother to take over the family business. When he meets Hunter, the scientist who infuriates him as much as he and intrigues him, Mitch sees that there is more to life than work and ambition. For the first time in his life, he begins to think of a future with a mate and cubs of his own.
The race is on for Hunter and Mitch to find a way to overcome their prejudices and save the shifter community of the Sierra Nevada Mountains for an important reason—they’re expecting a baby.
This is a standalone story with a happy ending and no cliffhangers. This story includes explicit love scenes and violence.