Review: Pride Mates by Jennifer Ashley

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Review: Pride Mates by Jennifer Ashley
Pride Mates
Book Info

Released: January 26, 2010
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Shifters Unbound #1
Pages: 304




The premise of the supernatural community in this series is really interesting.  Shifters are out of the closet but they don’t really live among humans.  They have communities that are separated, where they can live by their own rules and in a pack atmosphere.

And they are also collared.

That was the most interesting concept to me.  This collar actually controls the animal tendencies, prevents them from becoming violent, and ultimately humans feel safe around a collared shifter.  All pack shifters are required to wear it by law and can’t be taken off.

So how do you explain that a collared, pack shifter is being accused of murdering his very human, and now very dead, girlfriend.  It is up to Kim Frasier to uncover what really happened and defend him.  She’s a lawyer and this is her big break case.  And if it takes her getting cozy with a strong shifter to get the help she needs, then she’s the girl for the job.

But let me tell you about Liam.  In fact, let me tell you about the Morrissey family.  Sexy irish accents, roguish bad boy good looks and behavior, and tons of sex appeal.  I want some of that!  Even though I really liked Liam, I am very curious about Sean.

The story was entertaining enough but even though the premise was original it fell just a bit flat to me.  But I can’t wait to read Sean’s story so I’m hurrying along with these.

The last thing I feel worth mentioning is that I read this story on audio.  Even tough the narrators voice is ok I just feel she didn’t deliver the characters emotions and personalities correctly, so this affected my review as well.  I will be getting an ebook for the next one!

Did you like this review? If so, please tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

About Jennifer Ashley

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Jennifer Ashley has lived and traveled all over the world, and now lives in the Southwest. She writes historical, paranormal, and contemporary romance as Jennifer Ashley; mysteries as Ashley Gardner; and paranormal romance and urban fantasy as Allyson James.

Jennifer’s/Allyson’s/Ashley’s more than 83 novels and novellas have won RWA’s RITA award, the Golden Quill, RT Reviewer’s Choice awards, and the Prism award, among others. Jennifer’s novels have been also been translated into French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Japanese, Norwegian, Hungarian, Italian, Thai, and other languages.

Jennifer enjoys writing and reading above all else, but her hobbies include cooking, hiking, playing flute and guitar, painting, and building miniature rooms and dollhouses.

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  1. I have the paperback. I don’t know if that makes a difference, because I’ve never tried audio, but I enjoyed it and Primal Bonds which was the next book in the series. They are not my all time favorites by no means, but I enjoyed them. I’d say they are worth reading!

  2. It’s an original idea, i saw this book as a prize for a giveaway so i wanted to learn more about it
    Your review decided me, i will try it ^^

    thanks you a lot

  3. Oh I hate it when I really want to like a book but the audio/voice just doesn’t do it justice. But I’m glad to see it’s worth it maybe in pb or ebook. Thanks for the review.

  4. This one’s on my TBR in print–I haven’t tried an audio book, but I no longer spend long enough commuting where that would make sense in the car 🙂

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