Twenty years ago, shape shifters of all kinds banded together and announced themselves to the world, only to be shunted to areas no human wanted ("Shiftertowns"). They are forced to wear Collars that control their hunting and fighting instincts (referred to by Shifters as "Taking the Collar"). Liam Morrissey is currently liaison between the Shifters of Austin, TX, and the humans of the city. Kim Fraser, attorney, finds herself in the unique position of having to defend a Shifter on a murder charge. She ventures to Shiftertown to seek out Liam's help, and there stumbles across too many secrets the Shifters want kept secret. The un-mated Liam is forced to protect Kim against the wrath of his clan leader and his own father, and to his surprise he discovers a powerful attraction to the sassy, sexy lady.

Pride Mates

by Jennifer Ashley

Review by Paulina Woods

I was not impressed when I read the back cover but needed a book. I told myself that I could always return it if it turned out really horrible. As soon as I read the first three pages, not chapters, pages I was hooked. I couldn't put it down and ended up taking it to work so I could take "bathroom" breaks.

 

When Kim Fraser first walks into the pub I wanted to know more about her. What woman would come unprotected to a bar for shifters and ask tough questions? When she walked to the back office and met Liam Morrissey...well lets just say I had to turn on a fan. He was so HOT, strong and all cat.

 

I didn't like the fact that the shifters were rounded up and put into towns. I kept seeing reservations. But after taking a walk around, these places were better than any place off. Family is family. People respect boundaries. All cubs/pups are charished and protected by ALL adults.

 

Good news? I found a great new book/series/author. Bad news? I coudn't sleep until I finished this book and work...people had to think I had the stomach flu. I am looking forward to more work from Jennifer Ashley.

© 2019 by PAULINA WOODS.