When shy eighteen-year-old Sasha Brento moves to America for her final year of high school, her innocence is blown out of the water when she learns shifters are real.
Not only are they real, but a lion shifter named Savron wants to claim her as his mate. The determined shifter is ten years her senior, and Sasha knows nothing about the mating bond. Her life quickly becomes filled with drama as she begins to question everything she's ever known.
Can Sasha and Savron overcome their fears and make their relationship work?
Sasha was dragged through Britney’s front door. She’d been
friends with Britney since the first day she’d started school in
America, and this was the first time she’d been to her house. Sasha
usually hung out with her drama friends. But Britney was hard to
resist, your typical cheerleader, bubbly and popular.
When Sasha started school in September, she hadn’t known
what to expect. Sure, she’d seen movies and shows, but she didn’t
really trust what she saw. Sasha had seen firsthand that the movies
were right. Her first day had been a shock. Sasha had been worried
because it was her last year of school, and that she wouldn’t fit in as
everyone would already have their own little cliques.
She and her mum had also debated if she should go to a public
or private school. In the end they had chosen private hoping that with
a uniform she might not feel so out of place. Sasha hadn’t expected
the acceptance and popularity she’d gotten. She’d had lots of friends
in Australia, but nothing like the instant popularity she’d received
Britney had been one of the first to girls to introduce herself,
and then the others had followed. Sasha had never had so many
people to talk to or fight to sit with her. She’d thought it would wear
off, but after months passed and she was still center of attention, she
stopped her worrying and just stayed to true to herself.
She had three friends she’d met through drama, whom she’d
almost instantly become best friends with: Zeck, Jess, and Travis. But
Britney was determined to become a closer friend to her.
This was the first time Sasha had been to Britney’s house.
Britney had invited her many times, but Sasha had wanted to settle in
and get to know everyone, to get a feel for who really liked her and
she liked back.
“Don’t worry about the noise. My brothers are home for the
weekend. Tyler is a senior in college, and Carl is a freshman. Savron
and Brandon work with my Dad managing the nightclubs. Tyler will
be graduating this summer, and he’ll join them.” Britney pulled Sasha
toward the stairs at the end of the hall.
Nodding, unsure of what to say, she followed Britney up the
stairs to her room, passing quickly by a lounge room filled with men
yelling at the TV and wrestling one another. From her quick peek all
four of Britney’s brothers were huge muscular men, with thick mops
of blond hair and cover model looks.
Britney was stunning, but her brothers were drool-worthy.
Maybe moving to America for her last year in school wasn’t so bad.
Sasha followed Britney into her room only to pause at the
threshold. There were bright pink walls, while photos of popular
bands, pompoms, and photos of her friends were scattered around the
room. A queen size four-poster princess bed sat in the middle of the
room against the back wall. Sasha walked in to see a walk-in
wardrobe that lead into a white and cream bathroom.
Wow, spoiled much? Sasha thought.
“Do your brothers all live with you?”
“Tyler and Carl do, but Savron and Brandon have their own
place. I don’t know why, when they’re here ninety percent of the
time.” Britney cocked her head to the side. “Although the pride does
“Pardon? What do you mean by pride?”
“Argh … it’s what I call my family. I’m Britney Pride.” She
smiled and walked to her closet taking off her uniform. “I hear in
Australia you wear a uniform to school even if you don’t go to a
Sasha grinned and looked at the uniform she wore. It was blue
and grey with a white cotton shirt and a jacket that matched the skirt.
Sasha had a shapely body, and no matter what she did it stayed that
way. She’d modified the skirt she’d been given to fit her better, made
it a lot shorter, and once she’d added some black tights, cute Mary
Jane shoes, and left her long black hair out, she was ready for herschool. She’d fit right in, and soon Britney had introduced herself and
so had the rest of the school.
“Yes. My uniform at home isn’t much different from this one.
It’s a red and orange pleated skirt with a white top.”
“Cool, so not much of a change. Sit on the bed. Get comfy.”
Britney walked to the bathroom and yelled, “I still can’t get over you
moving in the last year of your schooling.”
Sasha sat on the bed moving the pillows around and dumped
her backpack next to her. “Trust me, I wanted to stay. I was ready to
live with my father. The thing that stopped me, though, was I knew
my mother would never go without me. This is the first real
relationship she’s had since my dad left over ten years ago. I’m also
not planning on doing anything huge when I finish school. I want to
be a childcare worker, and maybe go for my teaching grades in
dancing so I can teach Latin and ballroom, and those things can be put
on hold for a while. Australia has an awesome TAFE and university
system, for all ages.”
“That’s good that you cared enough for your mother to come,”
Britney said as she came out in blue tracksuit pants and a white
“If I really don’t like it here I turn eighteen in a week and a
A squeal resonated around the room. “Oh my God! P-A-R-T-Y
As Britney finished squealing, four guys come barging into the
room, only to almost slam into one another as they stopped when they
saw no danger to their sister. Sasha knew she shouldn’t laugh, but the
fierce look on the four brothers as they burst in ready to defend their
sister was classic. She giggled as they turned glares on her, which
only made her laugh harder.
Britney stared at her open-mouthed, then at her brothers.
Sasha studied her brothers and noticed they were a lot bigger than she
remembered seeing downstairs. The one she thought was the oldest
studied her, and his eyes penetrated her to her core. Sasha would
swear they flashed bright yellow. She blinked and stopped laughing,
and unease seeped into her.
“Um, I … I think I’ll go. I, ah, have a class to get ready to go
to tonight.” Sasha slowly got of the bed never taking her eyes from
the predator’s gaze in front of her. She grabbed her backpack andcarefully moved around the men and backed out of the room. “Mum
will be wondering where I am anyway. Well, I’ll … see you at school
Once out of sight from the eerie yellow eyes she ran down the
stairs and straight out the door.