Vaughn Christian is pissed. His alpha has sent him on a serious mission along with another shifter who keeps trying to play the mate card. Vaughn is determined to keep things strictly business between them. He's lost one mate and doesn't think he can survive losing another. But his heart and body aren't listening...Finley Palmer knows Vaughn's his mate. All this cougar shifter wants is to ride off into the sunset with the man of his dreams. But Vaughn's making that almost impossible. What does he have to do to get through to the stubborn coyote shifter?Finley is determined to fight for his love, but it won't matter if he and Vaughn don't survive this mission. At this rate, stress will either make them or break them.