Kitty Sugarman is a lot tougher than her name implies. Still, she's content with how her small- town life keeps her removed from all the changes happening in the world--like the Unveiling of the Others. That is, until a near-tragedy strikes and Kitty discovers she has abilities...thanks to a father she never knew was alive. He also happens to be a were-lion and leader of one of the most powerful Prides out West. When Kitty heads to Vegas to find out more about her father, it's his sexy, seductive second-in-command or baas of the Pride, Marcus Stewart, who commands her attention. Now that she has tempted Marcus's hunger for a mate, Kitty finds herself stuck in a vicious struggle for her father's fortune, while deadly unrest stirs within the pride. Kitty's rivals won't rest until she's gone for good, but Marcus will fight until his last breath to save her--even if it means going against the pride.