Ryder Beck has let his mate, Carisma Yates, roam for over a year when desperation makes him seek her out. A skilled physician, he needs her help and it can't come a moment too soon.Carisma has done her best to avoid Ryder. She has no interest in mating now or ever, but when he claims he needs her assistance for his niece she can't in good conscious not see for herself. She's surprised to find it isn't a dirty trick to get her into Ryder's territory, but a real need of help for his niece.But being so close to the doting uncle is bad for her determination to stay single. Not to mention Ryder's secrets and hers. Does she dare take the risk? Or is it time to disappear for good?