What would you do if the boy who bullied you for a long time suddenly showed an interest?
Marshall Briggs is an alpha wolf—and a bully. He’s tormented Scarlett for as long as he can remember. When he turns eighteen all of his senses are awakened. It’s his final year of high school, and he can’t wait for it to be over.
Then he scents his mate, and Marshall is shocked. The girl he’s bullied is in fact his mate. Everything has changed. Now he must show to Scarlett he’s a changed man, one who will do everything to keep her close.
Marshall Briggs is suddenly being kind to her, and Scarlett is more confused than happy. How can she trust him? Is it another joke he’s playing on her?
Marshall definitely has a fight on his hands to get from bully to boyfriend.
Marshall stopped outside of his locker room. Everyone was charging toward the lunchroom. Hunger filled the air, but something caught Marshall’s attention. All of his senses went on high alert at the smell of fresh roses, the earth, and home.
His wolf came roaring to the surface, demanding he find her.
“Whoa, Marshall, what the fuck, man?” Jack put a hand on his shoulder.
Gritting his teeth, Marshall struggled against the need coursing through him. His body was burning up. The need to claim was stronger than ever before. This couldn’t be happening, and yet it was.
“She’s here,” Marshall said.
Closing his eyes, Marshall blew out a breath. The scent of his mate was fading. Where was she? Who was she?
“Holy fuck, for real?”
“Shit, do you want me to call your father?”
Marshall shook his head. He didn’t want his father here. It wouldn’t help. His wolf would calm the moment he found the woman meant for him, the woman who’d calm the beast inside him.
“No. I’ve got to find her.”
“Shit, I hope it’s not a teacher. That would be totally messed up.”
Laughing, Marshall slammed his locker closed. He’d find his mate and everything would be okay.
“Let’s go and find her.”
“You’re going to sniff her out like a dog?”
“I’ve got to do this on my own. Get us some food.”
“Are you sure?”
Marshall didn’t want to share this moment with anyone else. This was all him, and the thought of having Jack there didn’t ease him at all.
“I can’t wait to see who it is.”
He waited for his friend to leave before he picked up the floral scent once again.
Go. Find her. Claim her.
Marshall came to a stop at the doors leading outside. The moment he went outside he was at risk of losing her.
She’s out there. Go now!
His wolf pounced, and Marshall walked outside.
The scent increased as he made his way around the building. When he saw a blond guy around his age sitting in front of the tree, Marshall froze. There was no fucking way his mate was male.
Marshall would rather die than fuck another man.
Then he heard her voice. It was soft, delicate, and belonged to his true mate. He closed his eyes as he basked in the sound and scent of his mate. She was leaning against the tree. His cock thickened, ready to mate. Stepping closer, Marshall felt his whole world collide, explode, implode, shatter, and fall around him.
Underneath the tree sat his mate, Scarlett Fields. The one girl he’d spent a great deal of time bullying. Was this the reason he was obsessed with her? His body had known before him that she was destined to be his mate? She was oblivious to his presence, smiling at the mystery guy. He didn’t like it. His wolf growled, clawed, and spat wanting to kill the man who was making their mate smile.
Scarlett is my mate.