Smiths hate Van Holtzs and Van Holtzs hate Smiths. Except Ric Van Holtz, rich wolf and restaurateur, loves Dee Ann Smith, wolf and former Marine. At first, Dee Ann doesn't take him seriously but, as they both try to track down the people who are organizing fights in which hybrids are dying, she learns to appreciate Ric. Quirky romance with lots of characters we know from earlier books in the series. Fun story.