Neal Berens was captured laying traps on werewolf territory. Now he's being claimed by the most vicious looking alpha he's ever seen in his entire life. Hyde's face isn't a pretty one, and though it inspires fear, Neal also feels a hot, aching lust he can't deny. He needs to be closer to the other man, and when Hyde finally takes him, he can't fight it for long. He needs it, whether he wants it or not. Hyde knows he's not a prize. Not only is he big, but he's ugly. Hideous. At least with his size, it means he can protect his mate from the rest of the pack. A friend is dead, Neal is being blamed, and Hyde will go against everyone, even his friends, to keep his mate safe, regardless of his hard past. He will do this because Neal is his, they are mated, whether he likes it or not.