Kye's idea of fun doesn't include toting Roxie's three-month-old daughter to the zoo, but like the good little Protector he is, Kye travels to the land of exotic furballs with pup in tow ? then smacks himself for not heading to the zoo ages ago. There, dressed in drab brown and looking more gorgeous than any woman he's ever seen, Kye finds his mate. Being a zookeeper, Michaela is used to soothing the savage beast ? not screaming babies. Feeling sorry for the hottie who's looking more panicked by the second, she's quick to offer her assistance in calming the little bundle of adorable he's holding. Of course Kye doesn't hesitate to show his appreciation by asking her out and giving her a kiss that sends her heart racing. While Kye struggles to tell Michaela about his penchant for howling at the moon, he manages to toss her right into the middle of his secretive life as a Protector and all the fangs that entails. The question is: Can Michaela tolerate any more fur in her life, or is she going to trample all over Kye's heart?