Almost from the moment she was born, Nicole Peyton planned her escape from the strict confines of elite shape-shifter society, an old-fashioned world where women are valued most for their bloodlines and bank accounts. In New Orleans, she has a bar she loves, friends in decidedly low places, and smoldering sexual tension with the incredibly attractive--and perfectly unsuitable--Derek.
Their forbidden longing erupts into unbridled passion..until Nick’s sister burns into town with a Conclave strike team hard on her heels. Saving her means that, for once, Nick must play by their society’s rules--and give up the man she loves. But Derek has another idea: work together, and they can do more than save her sister.
They can change their world.