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Primal Bonds (Shifters Unbound Series #2)

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  • Posted February 12, 2011

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    Supersedes Book 1

    I was lucky enough to win an advance reading copy of Primal Bonds from Jennifer Ashley's facebook page.

    Once again Jennifer Ashley brings us to her Austin, TX Shiftertown in Primal Bonds, book 2 of her Shifters Unbound series. Here we find the Feline Shifter Sean Morrissey, Guardian of his clan and powerful member of his pride. Sean's job as the Guardian could be a really lonely one. When his neighbor's niece needed to relocate from her Shiftertown in Colorado, seeking shelter, he offers her his protection. When Sean met her he found a little Lupine Snifter that could look him in the eye. That was the last thing that he had expected. And he had just mate-claimed her.

    Half Fea and half wolf Shifter, Andrea Gray had long become acquainted to looking after herself but she needed a new protector in order to escape an unwanted mate-claim. She thought that a Guardian would fit the bill nicely. However, she wasn't expecting the intense attraction that she felt for her rescuer when she first looked into his blue eyes.

    Andrea struggles to keep her mating of convenience platonic. Sean plans to turn his mate-claim into the real thing. Will her mixed blood and troubled past, as well as her stubbornness keep him from truly claiming his mate?

    Jennifer Ashley truly outdoes herself in this novel. She made me feel hate, sadness, and elation as I read her words. As in the first book in the series, discrimination and prejudice is clearly addressed and challenges the reader to look at a fictional situation and perhaps see the similarities in our own culture. I for one appreciated the way that she addressed the volatile situations as or hero and heroine fought in all ways to be by each others sides. The story easily sweeps us along on Sean and Andrea journey to their HEA. And a HEA is what they get in this awesome and sexy book.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 28, 2011

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    A musy read for utban fantasy lovets

    Humans keep shapeshifters in run down squabble. They also insist the beasts wear fae created collars to insure these monsters are unable to use their animal nature.

    Half-breed fae-lupine Andrea Gray flees from a potential mate who insists she belongs to him. She arrives at the Shiftertown section of Austin where she hopes to find protection. Feline shifter Sean Morrissey, who possesses the powerful shifter soul release sword, claims her as his mate though he does so in name only to keep Andrea safe. As the two alphas begin to investigate their desire for one another, they fall in love, but each fears to raise the issue of being true life mates as he expected no one due to his sword's skill and she has always detested the concept of belonging to any mate even as she knows he is not just any mate.

    The latest Shifters Unbound urban fantasy (see Pride Mates) is an enjoyable thriller as the Ashley mythos is further developed with a sense that shifters exist and what happens in Austen is genuine. The story line is fast-paced with the sexual taut relationship between the feline and the lupine cutting across the action packed tale. Readers will enjoy the Primal Bonds between two alphas who mate at the drop of a page to the delight of fans.

    Harriet Klausner

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 15, 2015

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    Loved Sean! He carries around a huge burden of responsibility. G

    Loved Sean! He carries around a huge burden of responsibility. Grief from losing his brother and being the one to deliver death to his kind has left him damaged. Andrea is a fiery woman. She's has one foot in two worlds and neither one are welcoming. I loved how they mended the broken pieces of the other. They quickly come to see beyond the surface to the heart of what is needed. 
    Highly recommended series and author
    Adult read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2015

    Good

    This was so good found myself laughing at times though out this book I loved the added characters to the series it was nice to see that not all the fae is bad towards the shifters, looking forward to next book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2014

    Flightpath

    Passed on, not wanting to remind himself.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2014

    Lilywolf to Horseclan - The Apprentice's Den

    On the left side of the clearing grows a small heather bush. Its leaves glimmer in the sun and provide adequate protection from the elements. The sandy floor is lined with several mossy nests and there are a few mossballs scattered about, treasures from the days of being a kit. There is even a few rocks scattered around the entrance that make perfect places to spar from. After a hard day of training, apprentices will appreciate coming home to this den. The envy of all kits, it will serve them well as they practice their lessons on each other and sleep to rebuild their stregth. Until they prove their skill and become warriors, this will be the home for each young apprentice of Horseclan. ~ Lilywolf &hearts

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2014

    Amazing

    I love these books I would recomend this book to everyone.....there just amazing

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2014

    Great

    Sean's story was hot, you won't want to put it down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2014

    Rick

    Goes to next result

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2014

    Lily

    Looks thoughtful. "Poo into this pan." It was an ordinary pan, but it was hanging over a small fire in the middle of the roommp.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2014

    Austin

    Sup

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2014

    Gray

    Gtgtb

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2014

    Devin

    *Does as he is told.*

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 21, 2014

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    Feline Shifter Sean Morrissey is the guardian. Tasked with the s

    Feline Shifter Sean Morrissey is the guardian. Tasked with the safety and care of an ancient swords that releases shifter souls in their moment of death he is forever on guard. The sword must always come first in his life. Fearful that he will never find a mate of his own he agrees to mate-claim an unknown half-lupine half-fae shifter that is seeking refuge in his town sight unseen. When Sean lays eyes on Andrea Grey he realizes that he's done for. From the moment these two meet there is a bond between them that just can't be denied. He wants her, and he plans to accomplish that. It doesn't matter how long he has to wait for his other half.




    Andrea has other plans. Accepting his mate-claim only to be able to relocate she is unprepared for Sean Morrissey. Even feeling the mate bond between them she refuses to give in to those feelings. Add in that most shifters detest the fey and you have a fight waiting to happen.




    Out of all the Shifters Unbound books I've read so far Sean is my favorite character. He is strong and closed off in every way because of his responsibilities as guardian. I loved the fact that from the start he cared for and protected Andrea not expecting anything in return. He accepted her even though she was part fey and didn't care what anyone else thought.




    Andrea was complex. She wanted the life she always dreamed about not the one where everyone looked down on her because of her fey heritage and she refused to give in to anyone regardless of them being more dominant than her. It was refreshing to watch her come into herself and accept who and what she really was fully.




    There were some surprises thrown in that I originally didn't see coming. The mystery and betrayl added more to the storyline than just a romance between two seemingly (at first glance) uncompatiable shifters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2014

    Pertect

    One brother has a mate, now the other deserves one too!

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  • Posted August 22, 2013

    love it

    Sean hot and mysterious yum

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2013

    Loved it

    This book was really good hard to put down once you get stared

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2013

    Great book.

    The book was a nice read. Everything explained great settings .

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  • Posted May 24, 2013

    Great book!

    Must read, you wont put down until its done! Cant wait for the next one, which is on the 28th of May, next week!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2013

    Awesome!!! Must read!!!!

    ;+)

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