Kessa is a lion shifter of the infamous Silver lineage. She ran from her pride many decades ago to seek a life outside of the barbaric ways of the pride. She successfully married and created a family with a human while managing to squash some of her more basic animal instincts. After her husband's passing, Kessa had decided to live out the rest of her days in a solitary existence among the humans. She always knew they were tracking her, but she never imagined they would be so close.
Valren the Leader King of his Lith'han pride has heard many stories and speculations of the Silver who ran away and he's determined to bring her back. His initial intention was to bring her back to the pride, so he could receive praise and respect from the Council, but what he got was a whole lot more than he expected.
Kama Spice writes a very unconventional shifter story. Instead of writing about shifters conforming to the ways of humans in order to live among them, she writes of shifters without inhibitions and in a way that was quite refreshing to read. This story involves not only really great sex, but also issues in dealing with acceptance, prejudice, and rape. The Lith'han are a very proud pride and celebrate being able to feel all the pleasures of being alive. That's why it is unfortunate for Kessa since after a traumatic event during her 'Awakening' years, has tainted how she views the Lith'han and their celebratory ways. I greatly admired the strength Kessa has in maintaining her human side regardless of how she might be viewed by the pride. Valren's change throughout the story is admirable as well. Kessa and Valren are a perfect couple for the simple fact that they changed each other for the better.
Recommended reading for those seeking uninhibited lion shifter bonding, mating, and ceremony that touch on issues easily relatable to humans.