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Bodyguard (Shifters Unbound) by [Ashley, Jennifer]
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Shifters Unbound
Reading order:
Pride Mates
Primal Bonds
Wild Cat
Hard Mated
Mate Claimed
Lone Wolf
Tiger Magic
Feral Heat
Wild Wolf
Bear Attraction
Mate Bond
Lion Eyes
Bad Wolf
White Tiger

More about the world of Shifters, including book blurbs, excerpts, and what's coming next can be found at "Shifters Unbound" from the Books menu.

About the Author

Jennifer Ashley is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than thirty-five books and a dozen novellas. Her books have been won RWA's RITA award (given for best romance books of the year), RT Reviewers Choice awards, Prism awards (best fantasy romance), and others, and been given starred reviews in Booklist. She also writes as award-winning author Allyson James, and award-winning mystery author Ashley Gardner. For more information, see Jennifer's website at

Product Details

  • File Size: 717 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: JA / AG Publishing (November 18, 2011)
  • Publication Date: November 18, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0069ZBY3C
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I love the Shifter's Unbound series so I woke up early this morning to download and read this novella. Other than stopping to refill my coffee I could not put it aside. I've been looking forward to Ronan's story and Bodyguard was everything I wanted and more.

Ronan is a Kodiak bear Shifter and foster dad to a house full of bear cubs. He spent the majority of his life alone and though he has the respect and friendship of his fellow Shifters, he's never known love. Due to the small amount of female Shifters, Ronan feels he will never have a mate.

Elizabeth is a human novelty shop owner with a past she'd love to forget. All she wants is to run her shop in peace and protect her little sister. One night while at the store a thug comes in and robs her. Ronan was in the store and rescued her. Due to Shifter Law, Ronan is arrested and surprised that Elizabeth would defend him. He is drawn to her and knows that with the robber being a gang member Elizabeth will not be safe until he's taken care of. He decides to become Elizabeth's bodyguard.

There were so many things I loved about this novella. The chemistry between Ronan and Elizabeth was great. Though a huge Kodiak bear, Ronan is gentle, sweet and kind; I couldn't get enough of him. I really liked Elizabeth and her very open-minded little sister. Getting to meet Liam and Kim's little bundle of joy was great and it was nice to see how things progressed for Sean and Andrea. Thing I loved most? Spike. I was thrilled to get more of him. He is by far my favorite of the Shifters and it was cool to get a little more insight into his life and personality. I'm really curious to see what Jennifer Ashley has planned for him.

If you are a fan of the Shifters Unbound series you will love Ronan's story. Can't wait for the release of book three, Wildcat, in January.
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Kodiak bearshifter Ronan is in the right place at the right time to save Elizabeth, one of the few store owners who will serve shifters, during an armed robbery attempt by a punk who planned on killing Elizabeth when he was done. But when it turns out that the punk is the younger brother to the leader of the newest gang in town, Ronan's protective instincts go into overdrive and Ronan decides that Elizabeth needs a fulltime bodyguard - him - and brings her to the safety of his Shiftertown home and adds her to the collection of fosterlings living under his roof.

Elizabeth soon finds herself under the protection of the entire shifter population and even though she's is independent and used to taking care of herself, and has major trust issues, Elizabeth can tell that Ronan is one of the 'good guys' and seven feet of protective shifter male is pretty hard to resist.

What a nice surprise to find this Shifters Unbound connected short, I actually really like this series and it was fun to see the past leads in supporting roles, but I really loved bearshifter Ronan, he was a real honey, big and protective, but still respectful of Elizabeth's independence. For those who haven't discovered Ashley's series yet, this short gives a good feel for the Shifters Unbound universe, along with a little teaser for the next novel, Wild Cat (Shifters Unbound, Book 3) coming Jan of 2012.
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By pammur on February 5, 2012
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I'm not sure why Ashley's shifter series isn't more popular. I find the books interesting and attention holding. This was a shorter book than others in the series, but just as good. The story building and plot was great and had enough romance and suspense to satisfy me. I hope more people become aware of Ashley's series.
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( Third in this series about the shiftertown outside of Austin, Texas, this one picks up the story with Ronan, who just happens to be one of my favorite characters from the previous two books. Ronan is a Kodiac bear shifter originally from Alaska, now leader of a small clan of bears in shiftertown that live together. I say leader, but actually he is almost a foster father to some of the younger bears. He’s been alone for a very long time, and never thought he would ever mate claim anyone. That all changes when he meets Elizabeth, the owner of a small store. She is one of the few human’s that allow shifters to shop in their stores.

The story starts out with an exciting robbery of her store-not a spoiler because that really is on the first page. The robber stupidly didn’t realize that Ronan was in the store. So the two main characters meet in a highly charged part of the story. As the story continues, more bad guys are introduced, and consequently Elizabeth and her younger sister Mabel, are thrown into life in shiftertown for protection.

Shiftertown, and it’s inhabitants are all collared by humans so that they can not be aggressive. In this authors world building, human’s know about shifters and are afraid of them. So they treat them as less than animals. They aren’t allowed new vehicles, new technology, nor are they able to live outside of a shiftertown. Hence the reason that Ronan, a once reclusive Alaskan bear, has been moved away to a shiftertown willing to take him. He has built a good life there and made friends. And of course he is my favorite character in this story. He is a huge man, but tame and loving as can be. He’s extremely protective of what he considers his, and he considers Elizabeth his.
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