Aryal is convinced that there is something sinister about Quentin, panther shifter, now a new sentinel for Dragos. Aryal, a harpie, has focused all her investigative skills and considerable hate on him while he tries to let go of the past and be forgiven for his sins.
Their hate for each other and constant fighting get them kicked out of New York and instructed to work out their differences because everyone has had enough of their destructive obsession.
Their hate/hate relationship slowly transforms to a courtship of negotiating bargains for sexual favors. It is especially funny to read those two strong dominants give an inch or two.