Timber Pack Chronicles by Rob Colton
The object of Parker Montgomery's crush is big man on campus Colton Butler, who is much more than he appears to be.
Colton has been watching Parker from a distance, patiently waiting for the day when he will be able to claim his destined mate.
When Parker is threatened by a rogue wolf, Colton's instincts take over and he finds that his actions have consequences that threaten to tear his pack apart.
Timber Pack Chronicles was my introduction to Rob Colton's work and I have since sought out and read many more of his stories. Rob Colton has a way of telling a story that really works for me. Parker is the only child of very successful parents who don't really pay much attention to him; he is virtually invisible at school with the exception of his one friend, Shell, who is also his neighbor. Parker doesn't mind his invisibility status much as when he is seen it is usually by bullies who make him miserable. Parker is used to his life and doesn't do much to rock the boat.
Shell convinces Parker to try out to be the mascot for their high school and he gets the part. Parker used to be in gymnastics and was on the swim team until an incident with another player caused some friction and the coach asked him to leave the team. So now, Parker just has Shell, his mascot gig, and his crush on Colton who is so far out of his social sphere he almost needs binoculars to see him...except that in happy-romancelandia fashion, Colton has his eyes firmly set on Parker as well.
Colton is new to the school and is also a werewolf. After getting caught with the Alpha's son in his old pack, he and his father joined a new pack. Soon after the move, Colton recognized Parker's scent as that of his mate. However, gay matings are not viewed favorable by most (although Colton could care less, he has already cleaned the clock of Seth, the Alpha's son and used-to-be-biggest-man-on-campus) and Colton is worried about moving on Parker before he is eighteen.
It isn't long before Colton and Parker have hooked up but not all is sunshine and roses as they have to traverse prejudices and roadblocks from Colton's pack and both of their families. Not only that, but a strange rogue wolf has been threatening Parker's safety pushing Colton's already dominant tendencies to the extreme. With Parker dealing with the knowledge the lycans exist and Colton having to deal with showing his own Alpha tendencies in a pack that doesn't need or want another Alpha, both boys are dealing with much more than your average high school student.
Hard Core Re-read
I purchased this book with my own funds.