“A very good paranormal romance! I enjoyed the twist of the Collars and Shiftertown. 3.75”see full review » see other reviews »
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“The first two chapters is so charged with sexual tension it can probably power a small device like a small clock. It's hot, steamy and like Liam said, "fast and furious". Ashley didn't short change us on the romance and all its trappings and I guarantee that you'll be swept away by the scent of...”see full review » see other reviews »
“A very good paranormal romance! I enjoyed the twist of the Collars and Shiftertown. 3.75”Corryn V wrote this review Sunday, October 6, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Great book . Loved the family dynamics & the strength in Liam.”Steph wrote this review Saturday, May 11, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Audio book was well written and read ”Lorri Davey wrote this review Monday, March 25, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Was awesome. Love all the characters and can't wait to read the next one.”Shanell H wrote this review Thursday, December 27, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The first two chapters is so charged with sexual tension it can probably power a small device like a small clock. It's hot, steamy and like Liam said, "fast and furious". Ashley didn't short change us on the romance and all its trappings and I guarantee that you'll be swept away by the scent of pheromones that seems to be included with the book.
So if you like sexy books and hotter than hot men, this will surely fire up your imagination:
Now after you've gotten over the passion and the dangerous thrill of dating a Shifter and find yourself focusing on the story, you'll understand that a couple of things were just glossed over by all the hot sex.
First off, the synopsis on the backcover
is definitely misleading. The talk on murder was never the focus as it only encompasses about 30-ish pages of the 280p booked. Why am I disappointed? Because I was in the mood for some suspense-sexy-thriller kind of story and this wasn't that. Pride Mates is all about Kim and Liam coming (figuratively and literally) together. But that's ok, it's a smart marketing move I'll give Berkley Sensation that.
What really irked me was Kim's character and how it contradicts her profession. She's supposed to be a ruthless lawyer who advocates feminism but when Liam claims her as his mate she didn't even flinch. For a skeptic and someone who picks apart things for a living, she has awfully be accepting of her situation, didn't really question things. She just laid down and let herself be effed relentlessly by Liam on all levels. And while all this is happening she's still in a relationship with another lawyer.
So immediately after doing the deed with Liam on her bathroom, her boyfriend Abel called. Her body temperature haven't even cooled off, still naked from her calisthenics, she decides to break up with Abel over the phone and after the former's nonchalance, here is her reaction:
Get over yourself girl.
So if you're looking for some smexy romance book you'll love this. Like I said, Jennifer Ashley delivered really well on that department and that's the only reason why I was entertained enough to finish the book. But if you're looking for something smart to balance the steam, I'm not sure if this is the one. My brain cells were screaming on some parts.
Two years of my life I wasted on him and all he can say is "See you around?"
Tasked with defending a Shifter accused of murder, attorney Kim Fraser is completely out of her depth in the mysterious world of Shifter. To prove her client's innocence, Kim will need the help of someone on the inside, even though relying on Liam goes against everything society says about Shifters.
Big cats are sensational, sweetie. I keep some extra large condoms if you need them.”
“A unique world with an unusual concept. Kim a defense attorney in Austin lives a life far removed from the shifters in shiftertown. But she is determined to present the best defense possible for her client, a shifter accused of killing his human girlfriend. When she goes to Shiftertown to get some interviews she must meet with the shifter who is second in charge, Liam Morrissey. Together they investigate why the clan leader for all of south Texas doesn't want any defense presented at all. A good and quick read. ”Roxhill wrote this review Thursday, July 12, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This was an amazing first book in a new series. I find it really interesting that the story kept evolving and whenever I thought the story was finished, because the story string was actually done, a new string opened up and needed to be followed. This was quite something and turned out into quite a page turner. An interesting read and a new twist to the whole we're-out-of-the-closet problematic that paranormals face in all the books.
“So far I'm enjoying the start to this series and can't wait to read the next book.”Bianca wrote this review Tuesday, February 21, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
Reviewed by Francesca & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog:
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!”
“I really liked this for the most part, though it wasn't the best paranormal romance I've ever read. The ending in my opinion was horrible though- not because of what happened, but because it was too neat, quick, and predictable which I didn't find throughout the rest of the book. I'll probably still continue reading the series though!”Rebeccah M wrote this review Tuesday, December 20, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No