Once a king and now a police detective and always a hunter, Atlas Leonidus dreamed of his mate and knew the instant her foot touched the soil of his country.
Chloe cannot believe what her captor says, though the changes wrought in her own body give evidence to his wild words. Isolated, she becomes depressed. Rebellious, she breaks beneath his autocratic rule.
Upon discovering her escape, Atlas realizes what his cruelty has cost. Atlas hopes that Dmitry never learns that he did not complete the bonding ritual and that Chloe can still be claimed.