Review ~ Mate Claimed by Jennifer Ashley @JennAllyson

Posted July 3, 2017 by Tanya in Paranormal Romance, Reviews / 8 Comments

Review ~ Mate Claimed by Jennifer Ashley @JennAllysonMate Claimed by Jennifer Ashley
Narrator: Cris Dukehart
Length: 11 hrs
Series: Shifters Unbound #4
Published by Berkley on October 2, 2012
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 336
3.5 Stars
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Collared and controlled, Shifters are outcast from humanity, forced to live in Shiftertowns. But waiting within are passions that no Collar can contain…

As a wildcat Shifter and leader of his Shiftertown, Eric Warden knows his own kind. When he sees Iona Duncan, he realizes that although she appears human, she is a half-Shifter wildcat living without a Collar—and that if she doesn't acknowledge her true nature and her mating hunger, it may kill her…

Iona finds the mysterious and powerful Eric alluring, even though she has vowed never to reveal her Shifter side, lest her mother pay the price for hiding her all these years. But her mating hunger is rising, and with Eric so close, she may not be able to resist…and her desire may lead to the very doom they are fighting to deny…

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Eric knows right away that Iona is his mate. Iona is struggling to keep her half shifter status a secret so that she can continue to live in the human world with her construction company and family. The more time Eric spends around her though, the harder it is for her to restrain her wildcat.

Eric goes to work trying to help her and to keep her around he decides to hire her construction company to build homes for all the shifters that have been sent to live in the Vegas shifter town. That means revealing shifter secrets to Iona, but by then she pretty much has accepted her shifter side.

I really enjoyed Eric persistence in helping Iona with her shifter side, and helping her realize that she is his mate. Eric is is a great alpha and I loved his personality and approach with Iona. She manages to keep her shifter status hidden so she can avoid the collar and continue to operate her business in the human world.

I find it weird not being in the Austin shiftertown, but I’m starting to get used to these Vegas shifters. Their town is overcrowded and Eric does not have everyone’s loyalty yet. Especially with a certain wolf that is trying to take his place.

Eric and Iona are two awesome characters. Eric definitely deserves to be alpha. So patient and understanding with the shifters and Iona. Iona is smart and knows what she is doing. She is stubborn about moving into Shiftertown. She doesn’t want to lose anything that she built in the human world. This helps you see just how torn she is in dealing with her mate bond to Eric and her time in the human world. These two make a good powerhouse couple that can take on the Shiftertown’s problems together.

Mate Claimed was a really good addition to the Shifters Unbound series and I am so glad we still had Cris Dukehart narrating. I really love her for this series. Her voice is good and strong for the shifters.

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.

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

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  • It was nice to revisit Mate Claimed through your review. Thank’s ^_^!

  • 😀 You’re doing great on these! I need to read book one

  • I’m glad that you’re enjoying this series. I really love it too. I’m enjoying revisiting this series through your reviews.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

    • I’m glad everyone seems ok with me reviewing everything I read, even if they are not new releases. I like to sprinkle some goodies in amongst all the new stuff.

      • I love when people review older books. Just because it isn’t a new release, doesn’t mean that it isn’t good. I’ve found some fun back list stories from older reviews. I mix them in too. I think my RR review from yesterday was originally release in 2006 (I think. I know the audio came later).