When half-werewolf Bloodrunner Jeremy Burns rejoins his pack to find the werewolf who's turning young pack members bad and sending them out to kill humans, he's forced to again confront his desire for Jillian Murphy, his pack's witch and the mate he won't claim. Both Jillian and Jeremy know they're mates, but they fight their attraction. Jillian doesn't want
to leave the pack, and Jeremy doesn't want to stay with the people who would never claim him because of his half-human status. But they're forced to work together when things start getting dangerous. Rhyannon Byrd's Last Wolf Hunting (4.5) is a fitting second novel in the Bloodrunner series.