Series: Shifters Unbound Book # 5.5 (novella)
Author: Jennifer Ashley
Blurb: Jace Warden is sent to the Shiftertown in Austin to find a way to free all Shifters from their Collars. But pulling off the Collars can cause Shifters to go mad or kill them outright. In Austin, Jace meets Deni Rowe, a wolf Shifter with troubles of her own—she was deliberately run down in the road, and while her body has healed, she still has episodes of total memory loss during which she retreats into her pure animal self. Jace has never met anyone like Deni. Courageous and beautiful, she volunteers to help him test the Collar removal. And as Deni and Jace work together, they feel the mate bond begin. But can Jace help Deni believe she can heal enough to be anyone’s true mate?
Thoughts: The Shifters Unbound series as a whole is one of my absolute favorites. I have been waiting for both Jace, the mysterious shifter from one of the other Shiftertowns, and Deni, who has had issues of her own in previous books, to get their own books. As always, Jennifer Ashley manages to pull you into the whole Shiftertown set-up and really deliver a engaging tale that keeps your interest from start to finish. It was nice to see Deni make some progress from this injured shifter that we have seen over the past few novels, and find some happiness with Jace. I had actually hoped that when both of these characters go their own story that it would somewhat longer, and not reduced to a much-too-short novella, but it was still a great book.
No matter the length though, Jennifer Ashley always delivers a dazzling tale, and this one is no different. I’ll be keeping an eye out for the next installment, Wild Wolf, due out April 1st!