Twelve elves left the North Pole to be free of all things Christmas and have been living together for decades. They have gone without their mates for years, but when the first of the twelve finds his, the others have hope of finding theirs.
Button is an elf who hates twinkly lights and feeling like an outsider even among his friends. Cadan is the man who finally understands Button and gives the formerly lonely elf a chance to experience a connection and love he has never known.
Cadan Riddle is a zookeeper with a rough past. The emotional wounds he has acquired have been festering for years. The strong bond he shares with Button could be the salve that heals those wounds.
When Cadan’s past comes back to haunt him, will the love between elf and mate be strong enough to cope, or will the emotional weight be too much?