Chance Northridge left Los Lobos more than ten years ago, deserting his family and his young, unclaimed mate. Now he's back, upsetting their world. But those he left behind don't understand the pack's former insane Alpha threatened everything Chance cared about in the world. Still, he's got some big-time groveling ahead of him. Julie Pembroke has struggled hard to forget her disloyal mate's desertion and to gain acceptance in the pack as a woman on her own, and making a new life for herself. When disaster strikes his family and endangers Julie's life, can Chance prove himself worthy of a place in the pack and in his mate's heart?