To save his love he must face his monster and-worse-be nice to people.
Montag is a monster. He doesn't know what sort of creature he would turn into if he ever let himself shift, but he knows it's something lethal. The one time he shifted, the sight broke up his parents’ marriage and Montag ended up banished to a small town in Wisconsin. Now a mechanic in that small town, he fights back the urge to shift every day of his life, and has never dared get close to anyone--not that they want him to. He can literally smell their fear. Of course that might be because of his side-job, occasionally acting as an enforcer for a small-time hood.
Kevin's not scared of monsters. He works for the SSU, the agency in charge of tracking shifters--particularly the dangerous ones. When he and his young niece are kidnapped by her scum-bucket dad, he's grateful to be rescued by Montag, whose curmudgeonly defenses can't hide the kind man beneath. As they work together to protect Kevin's niece, attraction sizzles between them. But their relationship may not survive if Montag learns who writes Kevin's paycheck--or if Montag dares to confront the inner monster he hates and fears.
Warning: Contains a grouchy virgin shifter (and we mean virginal in all possible ways), a hero with a back pocket full of secrets, and a couple of jerks.