Templeton Rawlins is a dragon shifter and lives for one thing. Imprisoned when his dragon heritage was revealed, and on a false charge of murder, he spends his long days in solitary confinement having dragon dreams of revenge. One man betrayed Tem to the authorities and this is who Tem desires to destroy. He knows he has little chance of breaking from the iron shackles that bind him and his dragon magic to his human form. His frustrated dreams of his enemy’s destruction have eaten his soul, and make him a danger to any human who comes near him. While Tem’s shifter magic is bound, his dragon power of seduction is not, which is why the specially trained humans who bring him his food come in pairs. Then one night, a single human comes and speaks as if she has no fear of him. This human intrigues Tem, in ways he’d long forgotten.
Dragon shifters have always fascinated Astrid Davis, since the first days of the Reveal, when the media reported the shocking discovery that dragons were real and not myths. The news that dragons could shift into human form and hide in society sowed fear and distrust among humans. Any dragons found were imprisoned. Any human suspected of harboring even a tenth of dragon blood was shunned from society. But Astrid couldn’t help but admire the shifters, who, she was convinced, did more good than harm in the world. She wanted to learn more about them, so she trained and took a job as a dragon guard. When she met Tem, she was immediately drawn to him, even though he showed utter scorn for her. But would Astrid’s determination to help Tem place her at the wrong end of the law? And would Tem’s desire for revenge override the attraction they felt toward one another?