I can't remember the title or name, but I do remember a scene.
The heroine was either human with magic abilities or she was a half breed. He was either beta or second in command. She was challenged by a jealous female rival which she won. She was also challenged by a male shifter and she won. She had martial arts training, but she also had the ability to partial shift, her hands shifiting with claws. during these challenges the pack stood and watched, including her mate. She was pissed off and hurt because he didn't protect her, not understanding that it was the way of his people. BUt she began to have the respect of his pack.
Does this sound familiar to anyone? Do you think you know what it is...please post the title.