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Pride Mates by Jennifer Ashley

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Cover art: Pride Mates Reviewer: Jillean Key
Title: Pride Mates - 1st in the Shifters Unbound series
Author: Jennifer Ashley
Publisher: Dorchester
ISBN-13: 978-0-8439-6005-1
Release Date: February 2010
Genre/Sub-genre: Paranormal Romance
Year/Setting: Present day, Austin TX
Overall Rating: 5.0
Sexual Content Rating: Sensual
Language (Profanity/Slang) Content Rating: Moderate
Violent Content Rating: Moderate
Jennifer's Website/Blog: www.jennifersromances.com


Kim Fraser is a DA who is charged with helping a man accused of killing his girlfriend. The only trouble is the man also happens to be a shifter. Shifters have been out at this point for 20 years and they must wear a collar. The collars help to keep their animalistic natures at bay so that they can interact with humans. This incident is the first of its kind to happen since the shifters took the collar and people want him executed.

Kim must go into the heart of Shiftertown and get as much proof as she can that he didnít kill her and to prove that shifters are not dangerous. Her opinion changes after meeting Liam Morrissey. She realizes that Liam is anything but tame. He is a predator and she has just walked in willingly to the lionís den. Yet when a shifter begins stalking them both, Liam is the only one she would trust with her life.

Besides vampire stories I think shifter stories are fantastic. I donít know what it is about a person being able to change into a strong, graceful creature that I find fascinating. Ms. Ashleyís story is no different. Kim and Liamís chemistry can be felt right on the page. Kim walks into a world she thought she knew everything about only to wake up surrounded by big predatory cats. Reading their story and Kimís unwavering sense of justice makes this book such a quick read.

Jillean

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