Six years ago, the love of Kate Reilly's life betrayed her to the Thrall, and she was bitten. Coupled with her natural psychic ability, the bite put her next in line to be the queen of the parasites. Though they've left her alone, Kate knows that every day could be her last as a human. When she meets the handsome fire-fighter Tom, she's almost instantly attracted to him. All her senses clamour for him - but her brain shies away. After what happened with her last lover, Kate is suspicious of all men, especially sexy werewolves who seemingly have no flaws. Nonetheless, Tom manages to slowly charm down Kate's defences, and she begins to fall in love. But he has a secret: his werewolf pack is hiding the one person who can protect Kate from becoming the next Thrall queen.