[Siren Publishing: The Lynn Hagen ManLove Collection: Erotic Alternative Paranormal Romance, shape-shifter, werewolves, M/M, HEA] Corky has avoided Jesse since finding out he is the alpha's mate. He isn't ready to become a parent, and if he lets Jesse have his way, Corky will become pregnant. He takes off from the Risings, working his way back home, only to find that someone else is living in his house and his precious car is gone. Could his life get any worse?Jesse has been patient with Corky, but his patience is wearing thin. His mate's continued rejection makes him look weak in the eyes of his pack. If he doesn't get Cory to agree to bind with him, and soon, one of his men just might challenge Jesse for leadership. But his troubles become worse when they find out Forest Ranger Valentino is missing, and in the process of searching for him, one of the Rising men is shot, their true nature is discovered, and Corky's destitute parents track him down. ** A Siren Erotic Romance Lynn Hagen is a Siren-exclusive author.