Karl Hansen's greatest skill—besides his ability to develop illegal concoctions—is his instinct for survival. When Karl's position as head chemist in a drug cartel looks like it might turn deadly, he goes on the lam. Karl's working as a barista in a small Oregon town—legal concoctions this time—when he meets Avalyn. He's felled by her, fairy wings and all. She vanishes into the mist, and he'll brave any danger to find her.
Saving fellow refugees from the hidden magical world is all that matters to Avalyn of the water Fae. She is on a mission to help the shifters, vampires, elves, and other members of this community who have managed to escape that dangerous world. Then she meets Karl. Though they see each other only once, and only for a moment, she cannot get him out of her mind. But he's human. Is she willing to spend the rest of her immortal life alone?