A decade in captivity tore away all hope.
But Margery never lost her resolve to help the sick. The village she’d hoped to serve as banfasa, caring for the ill and injured, is long gone. Humans captured the young shifters and killed the adults. Finally rescued, she has a chance at her dreams—at least for meaningful work. With her leg crippled and her face scarred, she knows she has no hope of ever finding love.
Tynan is ready to find their mate.
After years away from his littermate as a police officer among humans, Tynan is finally home, a beta in the wolf pack, and serving his people as a law officer. Assigned as Margery’s mentor in the pack, he patiently works to earn the skittish little wolf’s trust. Her captivity has left her with problems, including a fear of uniforms. But he’s a fixer at heart—and he’s starting to want more from the gentle female than just friendship.
Donal has no intention of making a family.
Separated from his littermate for years, Donal has remained unmated, devoting his energies to healing. Believing ugly rumors about their new neighbor—a banfasa—he won't have her in his clinic or his life—no matter what his newly returned brother wants.
But a feral shifter’s attack on Tynan shows Margery in a whole different light. She’s levelheaded, compassionate, sweet—and far too appealing. What male could resist her?
But even as the brothers work to win their mate, cruel forces move to crush their entire clan.
When the Scythe went to Margery's village and made all of the men train as shifter-soldiers for them, the women were held captive by the sadistic humans to ensure the men did what they were told. Margery had given up hope that she and the other would ever be rescued so when she and the others are freed, she is scared and doesn't trust the new people.
The captives were places in different towns so they couldn't be found but the first place she had been put in wasn't a good town and the people didn't really like her or treat her well. So when she was told she could leave and find some place else to live, she did just that. She was wary of the new people even though they seemed friendlier than the last town she had been in.
In the new town she meets some of the men that saved her from captivity and even though they still scare her, she feels something more for at least one of them. Donal and Tynan are brothers and live together very near where she lives in a little house. When Tynan is given the job of being her mentor by the pack alpha, he has mixed feelings about it but he likes her and doesn't like that she's scared of him so he takes on the job.
Once Margery and Tynan become closer and start to have feelings for one another then Donal starts to see that he was wrong about her and comes to like her too. With both men pursuing her at the same time it's only a matter of time before she realizes that both of them want her together. I really thought this was such a great book. It's been a while since I've read a book by this author but I really like her books and this one was no exception.
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.