Filled with the emotional angst of unrequited love this book definitely fulfilled the series expectations of hot dominating sex; one breed is mated to one woman forever.
Navarro and Mica, Cassie's best friend, tiptoe around each other for years until she is in danger. Hunted by the Council, the danger forces his animal to break loose and claim her. His recessed genes and fear of being destroyed by losing control of his emotions, Navarro's body suppresses the mating heat almost completely and Mica does not bear the mating scent even though she is in heat. Mating heat without a mate, Mica's friend Josiah was ready and more than willing to claim her as his own. Who's scent will she have, one breed mated to one woman forever.