Lily has been bullied and abused for years, but after her mate rejects her, she decides it's time to fight back. Something broke inside of her when Kyle rejected their connection, but she puts her broken pieces back together to make someone stronger and tougher. Lily's pack may have turned against her, and her family may hate her, but she is finally learning that she deserves better. It's time they learn that too and she'll be the one to show them all. With help from Matt and Finn, the new student and teacher who fight to protect her, Lily will finally become the strong werewolf she was meant to be. ~ “You can’t really be surprised that I wouldn’t want you, right?” he asked cruelly, still gripping her face roughly. When Lily didn’t respond, he shoved her away from him. She landed on her back and her already aching spine spasmed in agony. Now that her mate was no longer touching her, the pain was back in full force, and she cried out as she hit the ground. Just as she thought the suffering couldn’t get any worse, Kyle spoke the six worst words a werewolf could hear. “I reject you as my mate,” he said calmly, permanently severing his connection to her.
Everyone knows the story of Snow White and her evil stepmother, but what if the story you’ve been told was wrong? What if the one who you thought was the villain, was actually innocent all along? Grace has been coerced into marrying a man who can never love her and has been doomed to fill a role everyone–especially her new stepdaughter–will resent her for. Her new husband is still in love with his recently deceased wife, and the people around him hate Grace for trying to replace the woman they had also come to adore. The shadow of his former love dooms Grace to a role as the villain, but there is one man who sees her for the good person she truly is. In Hunter, her bodyguard, she might just find what she has always longed for: love. ~ “I won’t be blackmailed into marrying a stranger,” I spat at my father in outrage. He narrowed his eyes at me and took a threatening step towards me. “Don’t try my patience, Grace.” “Then don’t threaten me,” I retorted. “You can’t force me into marrying someone I don’t love. I won’t do it,” I said adamantly. “And you’re disgusting to even suggest it,” I added with revulsion. Before I knew what was happening, he had backhanded me so hard that I fell to the floor. I touched my throbbing cheek in shock. ~