Joey is hiding out in Wilde, trying to escape her problems and enjoy some recent successes. She has no intention of any involvement with the local males, she just wants to relax and finish the one project she has brought along to work on.
Naqi is the local alpha. He loves females, don't get him wrong, but he has no interest in being tied to one. The female visiting his territory is interesting, but once he's helped her through her unexpected heat, he'll have this crazy little obsession worked out of his system.
When you're a white wolf, nothing ever seems to work out like expected. When you want a white wolf, a world of trouble seems to come along with them.