Book two in the Alpha and Omega series. Divided by blood. Destined by fate. Emory is a shifter living on the edge. For years he's struggled with his Alpha nature. Then he meets the one woman capable of soothing the savage beast-Mary incites a carnal hunger that leaves him eager and burning. Sweet, kind and impossibly beautiful, Mary is everything he and his wolven half have been craving. Unfortunately, she's also something else, something dangerous-a Shepherd, bred of the line of hunters determined to destroy his kind. Emory discovers earning Mary's trust is the least of his concerns. Her relatives want Mary back. If Emory won't hand her over, they'll do everything in their power to take her from the pack. As danger closes in, the passionate connection between them flares into a lascivious bond that refuses to be broken. If Emory wants to keep his mate, he'll have to protect her-at any cost.