Mila lives with her shadow and her people in a cursed clan. The Myaian men cannot get their women pregnant, and in order for their people to survive, sympathetic outsider clans determined to do their duty donate their men to the Myaian women, but only one man every two years.
When Mila is chosen, she is ecstatic. She wants a baby more than she’s ever wanted anything—at least until she meets the huge Ednian, Lake.
In spite of a rocky start, the two can’t deny the bonds that begin to form between them, both physically and emotionally.
Then Mila’s shadow nearly kills her. Lake, determined to get her and his future child away from danger, takes her damaged and unconscious to his people.
Mila isn’t about to let him rule her life. When he refuses to allow her to return to her village to see to her people, she sneaks away and runs straight into the arms of a nightmare.
Now her only hope of surviving is the man she left. Will he reach her in time to save not only her, but the child she carries?