Casey OwensAfter a night of partying, Casey had to grow up fast. At a time when most fifteen year old girls were worrying about what they wanted to wear to the next dance, she was worrying about how she was going to finish school while raising a child. The whispers, the dirty looks, and having to see the boy who raped her every time she went into town, turned her into a recluse. When her old Pack Mate, Lily Quinn, reaches out and offers her a haven in New Orleans, Casey takes it. All she wants to do is raise her son and be happy. She didn't need a man in her life for that, but one look at Nikolai and she started having second thoughts.Nikolai RomanovAs a Siberian Tiger Shifter unable to return to Russia, where the rest of his species lived, Nikolai had accepted a long time ago that he would never find his mate. While some, like his brother, chose to marry humans, Nikolai chose to remain alone. The moment he catches Casey's scent he is drawn to her. When his eyes lock onto the petite blond, he refuses their bond. She was a wolf; he was a tiger. It wasn't possible. So why, when she leaves New Orleans, does his tiger pine for her as if he'd lost his mate?