Bears are born to protect. No one knows this better than bear shifter Lily Wood who has dedicated her life to the U. S. Marshal Service. But her life is turned upside down when she fails to protect a pregnant witness whose dying wish is for Lily to raise her newborn daughter Angel. Now Lily must come to terms with the haunting failure and adjust to life as a parent all while trying to woo her stubborn neighbor Alex.
Tea shop owner Alex is hopelessly attracted to Lily, but that only makes her more determined to push the U. S. marshal away. A relationship could never work out between them, not while Lily is working in law enforcement and Alex is hiding her criminal past. But when Lily shows up in the tea shop with a newborn baby, begging for Alex's help, Alex can't refuse. And she can't help getting close to Lily, despite the danger of Lily discovering her secret history.
But there are more threats to their relationship than just the truth. When the man responsible for killing Angel's mother returns, Lily will have to fight to protect her new family.