Review ~ Lone Wolf by Jennifer Ashley @JennAllyson

Posted July 27, 2017 by Tanya in Paranormal Romance, Reviews / 4 Comments

Review ~ Lone Wolf by Jennifer Ashley @JennAllysonLone Wolf by Jennifer Ashley
Narrator: Cris Dukehart
Length: 5 hrs
Series: Shifters Unbound #4.6
Published by Penguin on April 16, 2013
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 151
4 Stars
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Ellison's story

Ellison Rowe, a Lupine Shifter, makes it his goal to protect Maria, once held captive by ferals, from male Shifters looking for mates. He likes Maria's resilience and fire, but she's been broken, and Ellison wants more than anything to heal her. When a new danger threatens Shiftertown's cubs, Maria partners with Ellison to stop a cold-blooded criminal.

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Ellison Rowe has been watching Maria since she was brought to the Austin Shiftertown. He hasn’t mate claimed her for himself, but he watches over her trying to keep the other shifters away from her. He takes protecting her pretty serious.

Maria has no intentions in getting involved with a shifter. She has plans of going to school and getting out of the shiftertown she’s in. She suffered some pretty bad conditions with shifters that imprisoned her and took away things she could never get back. To achieve her goals she works in the local bar as well as babysitting some of the cubs.

When one of the pack’s cubs gets himself into grave danger, Ellison and Maria go to work trying to find out just what these hunters are after. This gives Ellison a lot of time to worm his way into Maria’s heart and prove that nothing will ever happen to her again.

I liked Maria. She was strong, had great goals and was very nurturing to the cubs. Dependable. She felt a great amount of guilt over the almost kidnapping and has promised that she will help hunt down the person responsible.

Ellison is very smart. He is biding his time with Maria. Protecting her from the other shifters and just laying out a friendship. It’s not hard to like Ellison. His patience and preseverance make him perfect for Maria. I was really rooting for these two.

The planning and execution of the plan to bring down the kidnappers was exciting and fast paced. I assume due to this being a novella. I finished the book with a feeling of contentment for Ellison and Maria. I thought it was going to take forever for Ellison to break through Maria’s barriers.

Lone Wolf was exciting both with their problem with the kidnappers and with the love story. I loved that Jennifer Ashley was able to put so much into a novella. A novella I couldn’t get enough of! I loved how Cris Dukehart added in Ellison’s accent. He thinks of himself as a cowboy and tries to keep it up with his accent. Lots of fun and the narrator knew when he was going to use which accent. A great job was done on narration.

The Series

About Jennifer Ashley

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Jennifer Ashley has lived and traveled all over the world, and now lives in the Southwest. She writes historical, paranormal, and contemporary romance as Jennifer Ashley; mysteries as Ashley Gardner; and paranormal romance and urban fantasy as Allyson James.

Jennifer’s/Allyson’s/Ashley’s more than 83 novels and novellas have won RWA’s RITA award, the Golden Quill, RT Reviewer’s Choice awards, and the Prism award, among others. Jennifer’s novels have been also been translated into French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Japanese, Norwegian, Hungarian, Italian, Thai, and other languages.

Jennifer enjoys writing and reading above all else, but her hobbies include cooking, hiking, playing flute and guitar, painting, and building miniature rooms and dollhouses.

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  • Ellison and Maria sounds wonderful. Great review, I think it is amazing a series can’t keep you coming back.

    Jenea’s Book Obsession

  • I have had so much fun with this series. This book was such fun though, Ellison and Maria make a fantastic couple.

    Glad you enjoyed this one hun.

    • I love how strong and determined Maria is. After all she’s been through, she’s going to take advantage of her freedom to live her life the way she wants to. And Ellison is so patient with her. It was great!