Fate turned nurse Carol Woods into a wolf, but she refuses to let being a lupus garou define her life. Ordered by her pack leader to find a mate and commit to shifting, there is only one gray wolf that catches Carol's interest; but Ryan McKinley makes it very clear that unless she's willing to accept what she is, he wants nothing to do with her. When a virus outbreak leaves local pack members trapped in their wolf form, will Ryan and Carol learn to trust each other before it's too late for the pack and their one chance at true love?
Terry Spear has quickly become one of my favorite werewolf writers; she has created a unique world of lupus garous where mystery and danger surround Carol and Ryan, and the sexual tension throughout the book definitely has you craving a hero like Ryan. Terry is incredibly descriptive when it comes to her wolves and makes you feel like you are a werewolf and the wind is ruffling through your own fur. Carol didn’t choose to become a werewolf, an attack by her new packs enemy turned her, and she is trying to deal with the new changes in her life. But Carol is also blessed, or cursed, with visions—the ability to see into the future—and what she sees scares her into fighting her first shift. Five months have passed since the attack and she is still fighting the shift. Living with werewolves is much different then Carol is used to, and soon she must take a mate, only most of the bachelors in the pack are beta wolves and Carol is definitely an alpha, she is strong and independent and she needs a mate that can match her in every way. Ryan doesn’t believe in Carol’s psychic abilities, so he returns to Silver Town to find the truth, only for the past five months, since he last saw her, he hasn’t been able to get Carol out of his head. As Carol learns to accept the wolf within her, Ryan must learn to trust Carol if he hopes to gain her as his mate. There are some red wolves after Carol and something strange is happening to the members of the pack, they are getting sick, and shifting into their wolf coats is not the solution they were hoping it would be, they face a different kind of danger and it's up to Carol to find a cure.