My fated mate doesn't want me—but if he doesn't claim me, I die.

I risked my life to help fae flee a tyrant king. When my own escape goes wrong, I'm left stranded in the wilderness with an injured, arrogant fae mercenary. The last thing he wants is to claim his mortal soulmate, but we have to rely on each other, or die.

Unfortunately, he's half-basilisk, and a single glance will kill me. Unless we accept the bond, and mate… every three days.

He's cocky, aloof, and far too aware of what his venom does to me. From the wilderness to the fae High Court, he's my unwilling companion—and devoted, deadly protector.

Alone, we don't stand a chance... but together, we might bring a kingdom to its knees.