Our world is being judged and we remain unaware.
In a world filled with people, Gabby is uniquely alone. The tiny glowing sparks filling her mind that represent the people around her, confirm it as does the bizarre inexplicable draw she has on men.
Struggling to find an explanation for her sight while dodging unwanted male attention, Gabby meets Sam. The chance encounter leads to a startling revelation - werewolves are real.
Hoping the existence of something so extraordinary might lead to the answers she is seeking, Gabby enters into a hidden society where fur is optional. There she meets Clay, the werewolf delusional enough to think he has a chance with her. Gabby's plans for her future do not include a mate, but rather college, career, and then a huge 'we'll see'.
Gabby leaves the furry hidden society behind when she moves off to college, but trouble has a way of following and finding her. When other werewolves start stalking her, and anomalies in the sparks she sees begin to appear, she must count on Clay's help or risk loosing the chance to find the answers she searches for.
We meet Gabby as a teen who is in the foster care system and clueless about her powers. The only thing she knows is that everyone has the same color except herself. One night while walking home from her volunteer shift at the hospital, Gabby comes across a man who shifts into a werewolf right before her eyes, and his aura gives off a color she's never seen before.
Sam has shown his true self to Gabby, because he senses she's different from regular humans, and he takes her under his wing. Teaching her all about his kind and introducing her into a whole new world beyond what she's ever known.
For two years, until Gabby is 18, Sam and her form a grandfather/daughter while she lives with him. In exchange for knowledge about his kind and a place to stay, Gabby agrees to be introduced to unmated wolves so that they have a chance to sniff her out and see if she could possibly be there mate until she has to leave for college. For 2 years she got by without anyone trying to stake their claim, until the last meeting she every had to go to. Hundreds of wolves comes to the meeting since it will be her last one, and she thinks that she's finally made it Scot free..until she see him.
Clay, at first sight, is a grungy, dirty man who literally came from the woods. He lived his life apart from society, mostly living in his wolf form, but he came to the meeting to see if just maybe this girl could be his one. And boy he wasn't let down.
Gabby and Clay immediately have an instant connection that tingles right to their toes. It vibrates through them, and Chloe is terrified. She doesn't want to be mated! So she runs off and fights the inevitable. But Clay won't let her get away so easily...
Gabby tries to escape him by going forward with her plans to attend college, and when she finds a girl who lives in a house looking for a roommate, she takes it. What she never expected was for Clay to show up in wolf form. The roommate believes Clay to be dog and coos over him, and reluctantly Gabby agrees to let him stay...as their dog.
Clay does not speak throughout this book, which may drive some of you crazy, but to me it fit with the story. He is so expressive with his mannerisms and with his actions, that I wasn't left wanting. He shifts to and from wolf form, so we get to experience him as a man as well. He's so attentive, and kind, and loving in his own way. It was an utterly romantic story, and I fell for Clay just like Gabby.
While they get acquainted, the is another wolf on the prowl to take Gabby away from her mate since she refuses to claim Clay. So technically, she's still up for grabs. Because Gabby is a human, she has to be the one to bite Clay to make their union official. Clay doesn't push her, and he is undeniably patient, coaxing her to fall in love with him on her own time. But this creates danger for her, and Clay must fight to keep what is his.
FANTASTIC story and seriously PLEASE READ THIS SERIES if you like paranormal romances with wolf shifters. I loved it, and I'm incredibly grateful that Ms. Haag asked me to read it.