Ari's life was decided for her before she was even born. She's an Alpha Lycan, the daughter of Alphas, the oldest of six children.
Every choice made was not her own, and the only thing she could control was who she fell in love with. She was determined to never find her mate, and if she did, to make sure she never bonded to them so she could leave.
But she didn't understand the pull she would feel when her mate arrived, a giant orange fairy named Mattheus. She bonded with him immediately, but still found the will to run away, to find her own destiny. Bailey helped sustain Ari so she wouldn't die without Mattheus.
Once Mattheus finally finds her, she can't run away again. He helps her build a life that she wants, to give her everything she needs, while making her fall in love with him.