Hope isn’t your typical female panther. She was raised to defend herself and those she loves. Teaming up with the dark-haired Guardian, Hope becomes a teacher to the females, giving them confidence to defend themselves in a time of need.
It doesn’t take long before Ranger and Hope realize that they are destined to be together, but Hope refuses the Guardian’s touch for fear of her old alpha and what he could do to Ranger if she is found. Ranger will risk his life to leave the pride in search of the one who harmed his mate.
Okay, so enough about the fighting but it is detrimental to the ongoing story line, In this world, the males take care of the females. Yes, they know they are strong, but they also know they are precious and should be cherished. So when I say change is coming, the females are not demanding equal rights or anything like that because the females in the pride have the equality - except in being able to defend themselves. What they are doing is empowering their pride more.
Ranger and Hope - OFF THE CHARTS SEXY!! Seriously! Ranger has an old injury that couldn't be healed, but he is still one of the best Guardians the Pride has. Hope has scars from the cruelty of her prior Alpha. I loved the dynamics of these two characters. Hope, along with Liberty, were strong female characters to lead Evie and other young females. And Ranger showed the males that accepting help from a female wasn't bad and that fighting together makes them stronger.