Saturday, May 8, 2010

Adult Review; Pride Mates

Pride Mates (Shifters Unbound, #1)

Author; Lauren Ashley

Review; 4/5

Release Date; January 26th 2010

Product Description from Goodreads
Twenty years ago shape shifters and announced themselves 
to the world only to be shunted into 
“Shiftertowns” and forced to wear collars that control 
their hunting and fighting instincts (referred to as 
“Taking the Collar”). 
Liam Morrissey, big cat-Shifter, 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. 
Kim ventures to Shiftertown to seek Liam’s help and 
stumbles across too many secrets that the Shifters want 
kept secret. The unmated Liam is forced to protect Kim 
against the wrath of his clan leader and his own father, 
and to his surprise discovers a powerful attraction to 
the sassy, sexy lady.

            I really liked this original take on the shifter myth! In the Pride Mate world, shifters have been known for almost 20 years, such as the True Blood idea with vampires coming out of the closet. This book isn’t very big and took me a couple hours to get through but it was an enjoyable ride.

            The plot wasn’t complicated, things progressed pretty expectantly but it was still an enjoyable read. I really like Liam, he oozed sex appeal! I just loved the Irish accent I could pretty much hear him purring through the book. Yummmm. I also like Kim . She did get on my nerves a little bit though, I found that she was really hard headed and stubborn, not that I should really talk since I have been told that I have a lot of those qualities, but I have realized that those qualities are annoying to read. I hated that she tried to push Liam away a lot in the book but everyone works out in the end, obviously.

            I know a lot of readers had some problems with the how fast the romance progressed and how they feel in love so rapidly, but oddly this didn’t annoy me. I think a lot of romance books are programmed to progress fast, come-on that’s usually the perquisite for a romance novel.

            I’m excited for this series! I do believe this is the first in the Shifters Unbound series and the next one stars Liam’s brother, Sean, so I’m excited for the one too! If you guys like shifters, action, and romance, I definitely recommend this one!  


  1. I love Jennifer Ashley's historical romances, but I've never read any of her paranormals. Thanks for the great review!

  2. It does sounds great and I do like Irish accents. :) Oh no, wait it was Scottish that I like.. Great review, I'll wait for the review for the second book and if it's still great I maybe even give it a try.


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