As the story opens, Mac learns that she is pregnant with Kalen's child, but she doesn't tell him. (Why do so many of these silly paranormal romance heroines keep such important secrets when doing so invariably causes a huge amount of trouble?) In the meantime, Malik is steadily increasing his control over Kalen, and Kalen isn't sure that he can continue to resist Malik's seductive persuasion techniques.
The story follows the truly rocky romantic road that Mac and Kalen stumble down, accompanied by pages and pages of angst-filled interior monologues and anguished dialogues. The action part of the story is directly connected to the Kalen-Malik relationship as Malik sets up a dangerous situation in which he expects Kalen to do his will and turn on his fellow Alpha Pack members. What will Kalen do? (As if we all don't know the answer to that question.)
This is one of the weaker books in the series with a whiny hero and a shallow and thoughtless heroine. Each one is so self-absorbed that neither really tunes in to the other's emotions. Time and time again, words and actions by one are misunderstood in the most negative manner by the other. By the halfway point in the book, I was praying that someone would forcibly lock the two of them in a room with a couples' therapist.
The next book will tell Ryon Hunter's story. Ryon is a telepath who can also communicate with the dead. He falls for Daria Bradford, a Native American seer. Daria makes her living as a wildlife conservationist, and she just happens to be studying a wolf pack in the Shoshone National Forest. Gee, I wonder what happens next?
All in all, I'd say that this is a middle-of-the-road shifter romance series with the usual alpha males running around back-slapping and knuckle-bumping each other and growling if someone touches their mates. Click HERE to go to a page on the author's web site with brief biographies of the members of the Alpha Pack. Each entry describes the person's inner animal (if he or she is a shifter), Psy skill, and history with the team.