Narrator: Cris Dukehart
Length: 5 hrs
Series: Shifters Unbound #4.6
Published by Penguin on April 16, 2013
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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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.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2017 Audiobook Challenge
- 2017 Library Love