When Jessica flees the vicious werewolves for what she hopes will be the safety of House Ursa, she never expects anything more than a cold welcome. After all, she's spent years listening to her sister's mate preaching about the evil bear shifters. Now, one of those same bear shifters has been assigned as her guardian. Handsome, kind, and utterly protective, she can't help but think it's an act.
Klaue has never been sure quite how he will meet his mate but watching her crash into a tree while she's running from the wolves of House Canis is definitely not it. She's gorgeous and perfect in every way, but she also might be a spy sent to infiltrate their House. She can't be both that and his mate, but which one is it?
The longer Jessica stays silent, the more the suspicion about her grows. Klaue is forced to fight for her safety from both within and without House Ursa, even as he tries to win the respect of his fellows. It's a fine line to walk, made all the worse because the secret Jessica is keeping could have terrible repercussions for wolf and bear shifter alike. Can he prove to her that he's not what she's been taught, and earn her trust before it's too late?
Contains mature themes.