My rating: 5 of 5 flames
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.