Nettle Vallen, alias legendary Liberty Forall, is rescuer and relocater of unjustly persecuted shifters. Teneg, renegade smuggler, has partnered with Nettle in the past in dangerous extractions. The pair is reunited once again, only this time Nettle is the one who needs saving. Extremely self-reliant, Nettle bristles over the idea of becoming dependant on another—even if it happens to be the sexy Lizord lover of her past. Nettle strives to put her reservations aside when she learns a terrifying secret about her past—one that makes her question her own identity and all she has ever believed in her life. But softening, even for a moment, will undermine the stronghold she's created around herself, possibly allowing Teneg into her heart, where he longs to be—for good.