Review ~ Pride Mates by Jennifer Ashley @JennAllyson

Posted June 8, 2017 by Tanya in Paranormal Romance, Reviews / 22 Comments

Review ~ Pride Mates by Jennifer Ashley @JennAllysonPride Mates by Jennifer Ashley
Narrator: Traci Odom
Length: 8 hrs 17 mins
Series: Shifters Unbound
Published by Berkley on January 26, 2010
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 304
4 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.

Like most Shifters, Liam Morrissey has learned that trusting humans leads to no good. But when a beautiful attorney enters Shiftertown alone, Liam's alpha nature leaves him no choice but to offer his protection.

Tasked with defending a Shifter accused of murder, attorney Kim Fraser is completely out of her depth in the mysterious world of Shifters. To prove her client's innocence, Kim will need the help of someone on the inside, even though relying on Liam goes against everything society says about Shifters.

And when an un-Collared Shifter threatens both Kim and Liam, the young attorney will have to learn to trust her unlikely protector and face the passion she feels for a man who can't be tamed.

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Book one of the Shifters Unbound series starts off with Liam and Kim. Liam is the son of the Austin Shiftertown’s Alpha while Kim is a lawyer trying desperately to defend a shifter on trial for murder.

Liam is laid back and suave. I love that he’s Irish and a cat shifter. Unfortunately Liam is faced with quite a few problems in this book, including dealing with his dominance and what that means to the current hierarchy. He is known for helping out other shifters and kind of being a liason between the shifter community and humans. That is how he ends up meeting with Kim as she tries to gain entry to the shiftertown and access to her clients family and friends.

Pride Mates gave us our first glimpse into the forming of the mate bond and how important it is to shifter life. I loved the romance and action in this book as the couple hunt down a feral and deal with shifter politics and family issues. The world building was great and the idea of the shifters being collared with special collars to supposedly help control the animal natures of the shifters was interesting. I was sucked into this story and truly enjoyed every minute.

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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