3.5 star review

Review – Wild Things by Jennifer Ashley

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Wolf Shifter Mason McNaughton is tired of the crazy feral living in his house, endangering him, his brothers, and his sweet auntie Cora. Ferals are Shifters who’ve reverted to the wild stage, forgetting all about the joys of pizza and satellite TV. Not to mention, Mason is sick of waking up to the feral’s rampages in the bedroom next to his. The feral has been given sanctuary, so Mason can’t throw him out—the only thing to do is to find a way to cure him.

The problem is, Shifter healers—elusive, Goddess-touched Shifters who have the healing gift—are few and far between. Mason volunteers to go in search of one, and is sent to a psychic in New Orleans who might have an idea of where to start looking.

Mason doesn’t believe in psychics, but Jasmine, the psychic in question, seems to at least put on a good show. Jasmine believes in Shifters all right, but she vowed after her Shifter boyfriend dumped her to never have anything to do with them again.

The easiest way to get rid of the growly Lupine, Mason, is to help him, but Jasmine never dreams what that help will drag her into.

A short novel of the Shifters Unbound series.

This one is a bridge between the previous books and the direction the series is headed. It doesn’t quite have the same punch as Mate Bond, which absolutely gutted me, but I really did enjoy it. The series as a whole has some pretty good world building, the mythology of shifters is unique, there hot shifter sex, and the characters are mostly just flat out nice and often adorable. Seriously, there is a 10 year old polar bear cub, what more can you ask for? And this story nicely ties a few things up, and opens the series up with a brand new integral character, so I figure the story arc is about to heat up.

As for this particular couple Mason hasn’t really featured much so far, and Jasmine is a brand new character, so it was a little hard to get a bead on them at first.  But I adored Mason, he’s more Beta than most of the heroes in this series, in a completely delightful way…he’s just…scrumptious is the word I think I am looking for. Jasmine was almost a little too good to be true, but it didn’t push her into the dislike-able eye rolling category, so it worked in this short format that there weren’t too many thorns to get through. And with her skills it will be interesting to see how she impacts the shifters and their long range goals.

They one thing I guess to warn for readers who aren’t familiar with this series is that this series is filled with fated mates, and this one is no exception. So heads up if that isn’t your things, but in the context of the world building fated mates make sense. And this particular couple are so sweet together I think they didn’t need a longer book. It’s a good quick read, and I am super excited that we get another story next month and then another in September. It looks like it is going to be a hell of a year in the Shifters Unbound series, and I find myself excited. This may be just the thing to get me out of my slump.

Wild Things (Shifters Unbound #7.75)

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3 thoughts on “Review – Wild Things by Jennifer Ashley

  1. Great review! I hadn’t read any books in the series before reading a copy of the next book, White Tiger, but I loved it. I thought it was easy to jump in with. Maybe because the series is changing directions and the book I read is the beginning of the new take? I do want to go back and read the previous ones though.

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  2. Pingback: Review – White Tiger by Jennifer Ashley | ...Burns Through Her Bookshelf

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