The constant pressure to be perfect the tormenting, the name calling...that's what pushed her over the edge. Kate Mauren is the second born daughter to the Alpha of the Midnight Star pack. Her father loathes her for being weak, while her mother starves her in fear that her daughter will never find a mate to take care of her. In school she is ignored, tormented by her own brother for being too book smart and for being weak. The last straw was drawn the moment she laid eyes on the captain of the school's rugby team, the Alpha of the Shadow Valley pack and his rejection was her damning. Kate finds that she no longer has anything to live for, the very thing her mother wanted for her...didn't want her. In an effort to please her family, Kate decides to get rid of herself but Fate has a different plan for her.