Unwanted Mate by Jade Marshall

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SKU 978-0-3695-0694-8

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Katu Wolves, 4

Every shifter longs to find their fated mate. It's one of the greatest blessings the Goddess can ever give to a shifter. But sometimes even the Goddess can get it wrong. When your mate is your childhood bully, there must be a mistake.

I started to believe I would never find my fated mate and had already accepted it as fact. Then I found her. But the woman I want to claim is a grown-up version of a girl I tortured when we were children. I wish I could go back and change things but the past is set in stone. Is there any way for me to make this right?


Max and I are sitting on his porch, enjoying some beers when his phone rings. I knew this was coming, hell, everyone knew. But I am surprised the females lasted this long.

“Yeah,” Max answers the phone.

He listens intently before jumping up from his seat. I don’t ask any questions, already knowing we are headed into town to retrieve his woman and her friends. After jumping into his beat-up pickup truck, I hold on for dear life as Max guns the engine.

“I’m going to tan that woman’s ass,” he says to himself.

“What did they do this time?” I chuckle.

“They’re down at the Thirsty Jug,” Max replies, keeping all his focus on the road.

“Shit,” I mumble under my breath. The last time the women went to the bar, an out-of-towner got his arm broken courtesy of Keela’s mate, Bryan.

We drive in silence, and Max is more manic than usual. The thought of any other man near his mate, not to mention touching her, is enough to drive him around the bend. As we pull into the parking lot, Caine and Calum pull up beside us.

“Guys,” I say, loudly barring the entrance. “Let’s just take a deep breath.”

All of them growl in unison as Bryan pulls his truck to a stop and jumps out to join us.

“I’m serious. Let’s just get your women without all the drama this time,” I say sternly.

“Sure,” Max says before pushing me out of the way.

I wait for all of them to pass me before taking up the rear. As Bryan passes, he hands me a set of car keys. I will be driving myself home tonight, just as I did last time. At least they took Keela’s Jeep this time and not one of those tiny girl cars some of them drive.

At the bar, I order myself a beer while I wait for the guys to get their females in order. Taking a big swig, I turn to watch the fireworks. I’m sure the women do this on purpose. They enjoy riling their mates up because of the consequences.

I chuckle to myself as I watch Calum trying to explain something to his mate, Talon. She smiles at him sweetly, and all of the fight leaves him immediately. She drags him off to the dance floor and pulls him close. My gaze strays away from them in their intimate moment and lands on a petite, voluptuous blonde.

My heart rate spikes, and my hands go clammy as I realize my mother was right.

My mate is here tonight.


Product Reviews

Score: 4 out of 5 (based on 17 ratings)
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Nice quick story
Written by vickymeowmeow on 27th Sep 2022

Short story, low angst, low tension. Characters were very likable. One scene moderately described sex. Overall the story was sweet short and simple. Very good lunch time read.

Highly recommend
Written by Blessing Bookshelf on 27th Sep 2022

This was an enjoyable quick read. I absolutely love paranormal romances and this hit most of my criteria for a great book. I liked the heroine whose father fell out with the previous alpha and took the family away from the pack and lived isolated from other packs. The father dies and the brother brings them back to the pack which kick s of the book. The tension between the hero and heroine was good and he has a redemption arc which we always like to see in a rejected mate book. This was an awesome quick read that was light and easy to read. Highly recommend and am always a fan of Jade Marshall.

Unwanted Mate
Written by Karen F on 27th Sep 2022

This is a fast hot read. We all have someone from our childhood who bullied us. Sapphire's comes back into her life in an unexpected way. The ending is a bit of a shock. All in all a good book.

What an amazing read
Written by Firecracker on 27th Sep 2022

I loved the book but the ending felt quick. It felt rushed. I would have liked more the mates when he marks, how they deal with other women etc. It felt rushed and left me wondering why it ended so quickly.

A great short story
Written by Angelica Larsson on 23rd Sep 2022

A well-written and entertaining short story that I enjoyed reading. I enjoyed the plot and the characters.

Enemies to lovers
Written by rainereads on 23rd Sep 2022

This story follows Sapphire and Marc. Marc bullied Sapphire horribly as kids and when she returns to her old pack with her brother after her parents die she finds out Marc is her fated mate. They have some ups and downs to fight through but eventually make it out together. This would’ve been a 5/5 for me but the epilogue tore my heart out.

Short but great!
Written by Mary S on 20th Sep 2022

This was short but it was a great read. I like a book that even as short as some are they are a great read that carries the feelings and so much more that are good in a book. Love reading Marc and Sapphire and I’m sure going to check more of this author’s stories.

Quick read
Written by MrsBrightside15 on 20th Sep 2022

Sapphire is sweet and had a rough time in school with her bully Marc. Marc was not a great person. He turned it around once he found his mate. Sapphire gave in much too quickly, but with the book being a short read, she had to. It was nice to have it long and drawn out though. I feel like Marc will be a better person now and Sapphire will make sure of it!

Written by Debs48 on 20th Sep 2022

Short and sweet story about how they hated each other when we’re younger but now turns out there mated mates can they get past their past

Revenge is best served cold!
Written by Laura S. on 20th Sep 2022

Marc has bullied Sapphire since she was young, and to find out that he is her mate is probably the cruelest thing that fate could do to her. Marc has his work cut out for him to win her over: why did he bully her? Will she accept his apology or reject the mate the fates chose for her? Is revenge better served up hot or cold? Will Marc and Sapphire be able to work out their issues for a HEA? This story is entertaining and well worth reading to find out!

Written by Barbaraaa on 20th Sep 2022

This was a really good short shifter novel. It is well written with a nice writing style. I'll be sure to see what other books this author has. I definitely recommend the novel.

Unwanted Mate Book 4 of Katu Wolves by Jade Marshall
Written by mickala robinson on 20th Sep 2022

book four in the katu wolves series and have read all the others and this was a great addition i could not put down great story and characters loved it

Unwanted Mate Book 4 of Katu Wolves by Jade Marshall
Written by mickala robinson on 20th Sep 2022

book four in the katu wolves series and have read all the others and this was a great addition i could not put down great story and characters loved it

Marc, playboy bully wolf and Sapphire, bullied mate ... actions have consequences
Written by Kindle Distracted on 20th Sep 2022

Sapphire reluctantly moves back to her old pack, with her brother, after her parents died. Marc is the local playboy but is off his game and he doesn't know why until he finds his mate, who hates him. Too late for regrets for his past Marc tries to woo his reluctant mate. Their first date is difficult as Sapphire meets more than one of his women, which she handles like a champ, before leaving him. Sapphire and the pack females are great. Marc didn't really have to apologise much, just sincerely, which I guess is a mate bond / novella thing. Epilogue throws a wrench in the works for the pack. Includes a bonus chapter of a different series.

Very quick read
Written by Michele77 on 20th Sep 2022

This is a quick read and a lovely storyline. I would have liked to have had a little longer story so that the conflict between the two leads could have been flushed out more. The epilogue ends on a cliffhanger.

Marc and Sapphire
Written by S. Hansen on 20th Sep 2022

Unwanted Mate Book 4 of Katu Wolves was a sweet and sad story. Marc spend his childhood bullying Sapphire. A twist of fate has made them mates and now Sapphire doesn’t know if she can accept Marc. The more she finds out about Marc’s past it makes Sapphire rethink her plan to forgive him. Marc feels it’s best for him to walk away before he causes Sapphire anymore pain. Will it be the right choice and will Sapphire let him? A great storyline and likable characters. I really enjoyed this story and I would definitely recommend this book.

Good story
Written by Toni S on 20th Sep 2022

Short but good story great look into our fave series see the other characters which is great , book goes friends as children to teen bully because he don't know how to deal with his feels to mates shirt sweet straight to the point I like it