[Book #1 in the Survivors Series] With a soft hand, he tilted my chin up to meet his gaze. His eyes were a piercing brown that I barely recognized, though I had seen them many times before. "Wolves mate for life." he pulled me closer, his hand reaching out to touch my neck and then moved down lower to my chest. "Do you know what that means, love?" I shook my head, trying to stare anywhere besides his brooding eyes that seemed to bore straight into my soul. He moved forward slightly, hushing me when I let out a whimper in fear of what he was going to do. Our foreheads came in contact, the result explosive as I let out a small yelp of surprise. "It means," he licked his lips before letting his eyes slip closed. "It means that I will never leave you. I want you to burn that into your head, Adrian." he leaned closer once more, whispering one more thing to me. "I will never leave you, mate." Our lips collided, and I felt it as my heart became whole once again. 🐺 Adrian Smith has felt alone ever since his mother died and his father became an abusive alcoholic. For years his dad continually beat him senseless and constantly blamed Adrian for the death of his mom. He doesn't feel like he belongs anywhere and his hope of living a better life is wearing thin. He dreams of being valued someday, while surrounded by people that love him. When he is forced to leave his house and life behind, what will become of him when he stumbles on a pack of werewolves? Alpha Finn Hale is the 28 year old leader of a small pack, who are better known to him as his family. They are important to him and always brighten the increasing darkness that threatens to take over his life. While most of his family is mated, he has been mateless for over ten years and doesn't know where to turn anymore. What will he do when his mate turns out to be a fragile human running away from a dark past? Will their completely different worlds collide for the better? Or will it all crumble to pieces?