Lindsey is a survivor. She has made a career out of picking herself up and moving forward. Protecting her closest friends from her overprotective, crazily possessive father foremost in her mind. But she's almost out. After she turns eighteen, nothing can stop her from leaving. She just has to survive that long to see it.
Tony is lion shifter with the weight of his Pride bearing down on him. Once his father steps down they are counting on him for their livelihood and their safety. That can't happen without his mate. Most Pride leaders find their mate young. He never has and it's the only thing stopping him from leading the people he loves so much.
They find each other by chance. Lindsey doesn't want any more complications in her life. Tony is determined to make her his.
A childhood friend wants to secure her position in the Pride. Has spent years trying to make it happen. Now she's tired of waiting. She'll stop at nothing to make sure that if she can't have Tony, then no one will.
In the end, Lindsey finds out that she is stronger than she ever thought possible. Fighting back with everything she has, she realizes that protecting those around her is not weak. And giving the ultimate sacrifice for those you love takes an inhuman amount of strength.