Series: Butterscotch Martini Shots #2
on September 20, 2016
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Butterscotch Martini Shots—BodyGuard
Four exciting bodyguard stories from four of the Butterscotch Martini Girls. This box set is built around Jennifer Ashley's hugely popular BodyGuard, which is part of her Shifters Unbound Series. In addition to Jennifer's BodyGuard, you will also get three brand new stories by three other Butterscotch Martini Girls. The new stories in this set include Rise of the Damned by Calista Fox (Forever Mine Series, Book 1), Witch’s Pass by Kayce Lassiter (SpellMaker Series, Book 0.5), and Next To Die by Tia Dani. The heat level for this set runs from low to high.
BodyGuard by Jennifer Ashley
Elizabeth Chapman is saved from an armed robber by a giant Kodiak bear who shifts into a large, well-muscled, and fully naked human male. But when it's revealed that the robber is the brother of a dangerous criminal, Elizabeth finds herself the target of a vendetta. Ronan, the Bear Shifter, takes her to Shiftertown for safety, where Elizabeth learns that the mateless Ronan, alone in the world, takes care of Shifters who have also been left on their own. Having grown up in foster care, Elizabeth can only admire how protective Ronan is. But Ronan will only let Elizabeth leave the confines of Shiftertown if he becomes her 24/7 bodyguard. Elizabeth chafes at the restriction, but agrees. The trouble is, the sassy human Elizabeth is triggering Ronan's long-buried need to find himself a mate.
Rise of the Damned by Calista Fox
(Forever Mine Series, Book 1)
For centuries, Kage Deville has sworn to protect the mortal soul of Taelyn Abrams—even though it means watching her die over and over. He’s a demon fighting to keep two worlds from clashing in an epic battle and she’s a human slayer summoned to life only when the threat to the mortals becomes too great. But something has gone horrifically wrong this time and Taelyn has no memory of her true mission—or her love for Kage. Though their fiery chemistry and the emotional pull can’t be denied, Taelyn’s current stand might be her last. Unless he can save her, a world will be doomed and she will be forever lost to Kage…
**Prequel to HEART OF THE DAMNED, a Forever Mine full-length novel and a Coffee Time Romance Reviewer Choice Award Winner**
Witch’s Pass by Kayce Lassiter
Witch princess Quayk SpellMaker’s attempt to run away from home, and an arranged marriage to a man she both hates and fears, is foiled by a gargoyle in a cowboy hat, whom her father has hired to find her. But Quayk is determined to end the engagement she views as barbaric in this day and age—at any cost. She soon finds herself under the supervision of the gargoyle bodyguard, Alex McCall, and embroiled in a magical battle that threatens to either take her life or leave her forever without a mate. Alex McCall is torn. The more time he spends ensuring Quayk marries another man, the more he finds himself drawn to the beautiful, quirky witch.
Next To Die By Tia Dani
Recently married, Amanda Jackson relocates to Arizona with her perfect husband. Despite warnings from a girlfriend, she can’t believe an obsessed psychopath is after her. Until she sees her name and the underlined words…next to die. Bodyguard Rick DeLuca reluctantly agrees to what his baby sister asks. Keep an eye on her best friend. The dangerous mess he uncovers reveals the truth behind Amanda’s marriage. Driven by revenge, her perfect husband wants more than to drive her insane. He wants her dead.
Jennifer Ashley has long been a favorite of mine, and when I saw she had a story in the new box set BodyGuard out on September 20, I had to let you guys know!
This set is four stories ranging from Paranormal Romance to Contemporary Romance, and for only $.99 it’s a steal! This book is the second box set out by the Butterscotch Martini Girls, the first being Roses and Rodeo. In this box set, Ms. Ashley has a story called Bodyguard, and it’s one of her Shifters Unbound stories, which trust me, if you haven’t read one, start now. You can thank me later.
My review of Bodyguard:
When Elizabeth’s gift shop gets robbed late one night, the last thing she expects is a large bear to come to her rescue. Scratch that, the last thing she expects is to see a large bear shift into a naked hunk of a man. But that’s what happens. In Jennifer Ashley’s Shifters Unbound series, the shifters are second class citizens, so when Ronan backhands the kid holding the gun, he gets arrested for hurting a human.
Elizabeth goes with him to the police station to try to convince them that he was saving her life, and the robber had actually shot Ronan!
What Elizabeth doesn’t know, is that punk kid who tried to rob her is part of a gang, and his big brother is the head honcho. Elizabeth’s life is now in danger, so Ronan takes her to Shiftertown, where she and her younger sister will be safe. He accepts responsibility for her and Mabel. But Elizabeth is hiding something about her past-something that even the Morrisey brothers can’t hack, and that worries the shifters. The last thing they need are the Feds breathing down their necks.
These two have more than just the shifter/human relationship to overcome, and the action is intense. There are underground shifter fight clubs, Elizabeth’s past catches up with her, and to top it off, Ronan mate-claims her.
One thing I really loved is that Ronan wasn’t your typical Alpha male. He was..gentle, and warm, and loving. He had such a soft heart. Ronan, who preferred solitude to crowds, was fostering young bear shifters. He was even helping a hot-head bear through his transition. Ronan was such a wonderful hero. There should be more heroes like Ronan out there.
I love this series, and lately, I’ve been in a reading funk. This novella was just the thing to pull me out! Hot shifters, a fight club, drug lords, and romance. This story has it all.
Bodyguard is a steal at only $.99, and it’s a fantastic addition to the Shifters Unbound series.