Pierce Koche wasn't sure where his future led. There didn't seem many options open to him. After all, he was one of the Koche Brothers, the infamous Blackjack Bears. As the youngest of five, he often found himself dragged along with them wherever they went. The latest place he's ended up is in shifter jail. Resigned to live out his days behind bars, he's caught off guard when a group of humans breaks them out. But that's all Pierce can remember. The next thing he knows, he's waking up in a forest to see her hovering over him, her lovely brown eyes filled with worry.
Mila Chaire isn't happy with her life. The company she works for has become something she resents. The jobs she's being assigned lately have moved further and further into the gray area of what's legal and what's not. So she's taken to renting cabins on the outskirts of her hometown of Longhorne to get away from the stress of it all. On a morning jog she comes across a limp form that will change her life forever. But only if she can convince him not to kill her the instant he wakes up…
The animal in Pierce doesn't want to follow her into the city; it's too oppressive and lacking the gentle touch of nature. The man in Pierce doesn't want to admit his weakness in front of a beautiful woman. But the brother in him will do anything to find his family and bring them back together. A shocking revelation will test his devotion to Mila, but strained as their emotions might be, he knows she's not just his only hope, but also the only woman he's ever loved.