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Sunday, August 4, 2013

Pride Mates (book 1) AND Primal Bond (book 2) of Shifters Unbound

Recommended for: anyone looking for a "different" shifter series
Read from August 01 to 02, 2013
My Private Notes:

Shifters with a difference...Fresh take on the shifter story..one you don't want to miss. 


To most, they are animals even when in human form. They are to be collared and kept on the fringes of society, scorned because they are feared, hated for their extraordinary powers. And attorney Kim Fraser has to go right into the heart of their lair.

It is her job to defend those in need. But there is absolutely nothing defenseless about Liam Morrissey. His soft Irish lilt and feline grace can t disguise his sheer strength. Nor can the silver chain at his throat, designed to control the aggression of his kind, completely reassure her that this man has been tamed.

Yet when a feral shifter begins to stalk them both, Liam is the only one she trusts with her life. She'll let him claim her for her protection, for her pride, and for a passion that knows no bounds.

My Thoughts:

I admit I didn't know what I was getting into when I started this series but was in the mood for PNR and stumbled across Shifters Unbound. I'm glad I did. What a refreshingly different take on the whole shifter story. I admit this book had a lot of world building and background to share and in parts you felt like you had to push through a bit of blah blah but at the heart is a pearl and worth the push. I'm pretty patient with this because I often find the first book of a series where a whole new reality is created can be bogged down in description. However, Jennifer Ashley's wonderful characters spurred you on. Her female MC was sassy and confident. Her backbone made her lovable. I would not really call her kicka$s but definitely spunky. Her male MC Liam is to die for...with his Irish lilt and his easy manor. I adored him. Then we have all the delish secondary characters such as Liam's family and neighbours. I loved them all. We did have a couple secondary sub plots happening and perhaps one of them should have been left for book 2 but that being said it kept me listening all night. I am so looking forward to starting book 2 in this fresh new to me series.

Flashy 4 bears and a recommendation  If you are looking for a shifter series with a difference I know you will enjoy Shifters Unbound! 

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Read from August 02 to 03, 2013

Another great installment in this refreshingly different take on the world of shifters


When half-Fae, half-Shifter Andrea Gray flees an abusive would-be mate, the only way she is allowed to relocate to the Austin Shiftertown is if a Shifter there claims her as mate.

Sean Morrissey, the Guardian of his clan and all of Shiftertown, is mateless, lonely, and has a tough job--to send the souls of deceased Shifters into the afterworld. He volunteers to claim her, sight unseen, but doesn't realize that one look at the gray-eyed, dark-haired Andrea will stir the mating frenzy in him. Even though the mate-claim isn't finalized, official, or yet blessed, Sean will do anything to get Andrea into his life and keep her there, forever.

My Thoughts:

Great follow up from the first book. More dark, more gritty with both a hero and heroine with personalities less sweet and more dynamic than the MC of the first book. I did once again listen to this in audiobook. The world building continues and new characters introduced. It was great to find that the fae in this book are not the angelic peoples they are made out to be in other fictional works. We encounter, angst, heartbreak, terror and loss with all the accompanying emotions. I adore all the Shiftertown occupants and with the introduction of Eric from Vegas..we might just see a different shifter town in an upcoming book.

I give this book 4.5 shiney bears and am looking forward to starting the next book NOW>

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