- Series: A Shifters Unbound Novel (Book 9)
- Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: Berkley (September 6, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0425281361
- ISBN-13: 978-0425281369
- Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.9 x 6.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 174 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #712,007 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Praise for the Shifters Unbound Novels
“Ashley’s Shifter world is exciting, sexy, and magical.”—Yasmine Galenorn, New York Times bestselling author
“[A] sexy paranormal series that neatly combines high-adrenaline suspense with humor.”—Booklist
"Stellar worldbuilding."—Publisher's Weekly
“Ashley walks the razor’s edge of primal passion.”—Alyssa Day, New York Times bestselling author
About the Author
Jennifer Ashley, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Shifters Unbound series, and winner of a Romance Writers of America RITA Award, also writes as national bestselling and award-winning author Allyson James. She lives in the Southwest with her husband and cats, and spends most of her time in the wonderful worlds of her stories.
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FINAL DECISION: Lovely story with lots of action and characters I liked and cared about. My only negative was that the emotional connection between these characters happened so fast and only the circumstances of the plot kept them apart.
THE STORY: Wolf shifter Rae Lyall is the chosen Guardian (the shifter who can send shifters to "heaven" at their death). Her choosing by the Goddess causes unrest because a female has never been chosen from that position. Now subject to suspicion and derision, Rae's father sends her to polar bear shifter and healer Zander Moncrieff for protection and training. Zander is Goddess touched himself and understands the challenges of the "gift".
There is a reluctant attraction between the two but the threats that surround them keep Rae and Zander focused on working together while falling for one another.
OPINION: I'm a big fan of Ashley's shifter series. The series has a lot to say about issues of the day in an entertaining fashion. I also enjoy how the Shifters have managed to retain their own traditions and identity despite the onerous restrictions placed upon them by humans.
In this book, Zander is a free spirit. Seen as "crazy" by many, Zander suffers with his gift of healing. Not only does he suffer by healing, he also knows that he cannot help everyone. By making himself inaccessible, he limits the demands on his gift. Despite his behavior, Zander cares tremendously about others.
Rae is an orphan wolf shifter adopted by felines. She loves her family but still feels the loneliness of being different. Her choosing as Guardian further separates her from others. She is strong and mouthy and just amazing although she is young and is still developing herself.
The interaction between Rae and Zander is funny and spicy and sometimes adorable. The two banter and argue and have some hot scenes together. They both have a core of not belonging that unites them. Their gifts have separated them from others and this allows for true understanding between them.
The book is a roller coaster with lots of action with different storylines merging and weaving together in sometimes unexpected ways. The resolution of the plot is surprising and yet completely in line with the story. I loved how things came together. Appearances by characters both new and old (Tiger!) never lets the reader forget that there is a larger world and story that these characters are a part of.
I love learning about new types of shifters and I look forward to their stories being told as well.
WORTH MENTIONING: For readers of the series there are some reveals as to what the Fae are up to (with apparently some human allies).
CONNECTED BOOKS: GUARDIAN'S MATE is the ninth book in the Shifters Unbound series. This book can be read as a standalone although there may be some learning curve as to the shifter world that this book resides in.
STAR RATING: I give this book 4 stars.
She wasn’t ready to lead...
Chosen as the Guardian of her Montana Shiftertown, wolf Shifter Rae Lyall is facing opposition—for no woman has ever been selected for this powerful position. Still adjusting to the new authority thrust upon her, Rae travels to train with Zander Moncrieff, a Shifter healer, tasked with teaching her about her new role and its responsibilities.
He wasn’t ready to love...
A polar bear Shifter, Zander wears no Collar and follows no rules but his own. Rae finds him arrogant and demanding, yet compelling and intriguing. Zander has no wish to mate but the sassy Guardian is drawing him out of his shell, stirring feelings long suppressed. And when a new threat looms over Rae’s home, she and Zander must race to the rescue, forced closer to danger...and to each other.
As always Jennifer has created a plot, which keeps you on our toes and reading to find out what’s going to happen. From the very first page to the last; each book in this series just gets better and better. I can not get enough of this series.
The flow, plot, and character development is perfection. The editing is done to the point you don’t find any errors, which makes the reading of the story all that much better.
Would you recommend this book to others? YES
Would you read other books from this Author? YES
Is this book a Novel or Novella? Novel
Is this book priced correctly? It’s on the higher end of what I like pay, but pay for each one gladly because of the quality of writing.
This is a great story, I didn't want to put it down. I recommended this to my sister, and would recommend it to anyone who loves analpha male and strong female story. There is lots of action, and it also has some humor to.