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Primal Bonds (Shifters Unbound #2)

4.08 of 5 stars 4.08  ·  rating details  ·  6,662 ratings  ·  349 reviews
Collared and controlled, Shifters are outcast from humanity, forced to live in Shiftertowns. But waiting within are passions that no Collar can contain.

As Guardian of his clan, Feline Shifter Sean Morrissey is a powerful member of his pride. But wielding the sacred sword is often a lonely role. When a female Shifter comes to town seeking refuge, Sean claims the new arrival
ebook, 257 pages
Published March 1st 2011 by Berkley Sensation (first published 2011)
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Laura the Highland Hussy
I got this as an ARC from Jennifer Ashley (who fully rocks!)

In the world Jennifer Ashley built in Pride Mates, I went through so many emotions. I loved the characters, and I was pissed at our government for not allowing the Shifters the same rights and freedoms we humans have. In Primal Bonds, those feelings intensified. I went through several moments where I was furious that the Shifters couldn't have cel phones, or cable, or computers, let alone the freedoms we enjoy.

But that is one of the be
Michelle, the Bookshelf Stalker  Queen of the Undead
Jennifer Ashley is brilliant. No seriously! Let me explain why.
I used to love paranormal romance books. I read everything there was and I sucked up all the stories of love between creatures and love between creatures and humans (ok, that sounds really gross but you get my point right?).

Then I started to see a pattern-

1) There must be a hunky alpha male with some type of bad in him or in his past. He’s going to be dangerous, but so damn gorgeous, it does not matter how dangerous he is.

2) There
Mar 23, 2011 Karla rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Kris
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Terrific second installment in this series! While the book generally focused on Sean and Andrea’s mate bonding, it also gave the reader a broader insight into the world of the Shifters. No hiding here, humans are aware of their existence and use ‘collars’ to maintain control over them, which makes for a very different plot. Not only did we see the return of previous characters, we met some new ones and were brought into the world of the Fae. The Shifters world is expanding, as is the potential f ...more

I enjoyed this book immensely. This is book 2 in the Shifters Unbound series, and in this series we get a better look at the segregated life the Shifters have to endure. I gotta tell you, this injustice just pissed me off.

We met Sean in book 1, Liam’s brother (love Liam still), he is the Guardian. He is the keeper of the sword that ensures that when shifters die their souls move onto the Summerland and are not at risk to be trapped by the Fae. We also learn about the Fae, the race that created
*2.5 Stars*

I’ve finished Primal Bonds (obviously) and all I’m left with is a vague ‘meh’ feeling. It seems like I never fully engaged with the story. I never really cared about the main characters the way I wanted to and I felt that everything was a bit too pat to really enjoy.

We open the book right in the middle of the action. I usually enjoy this, but here I found it a little confusing. We were introduced to the heroine, Andrea, like we were supposed to know her already so I spent a couple min
Megan Riverina Romantics/Meggerfly
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
Oh, I would love to love this book since I enjoyed the first one in this series; but somehow the story just didn't deliver. Maybe it wasn't the right moment for me to read it or maybe because I felt like I was missing the romancing, that I ended up not caring for the two characters.

When the story started, Sean already took a mate claim over Andrea. A character that had not even appeared in the first book. I felt like being shoved into a plot without a warning, it was a "huh, how did that happen
A nice story. Really.

Interesting characters, interesting story line where Shapeshifters and Fae are mixed together.

But, I didn't find it so very interesting. Maybe I need to take a pause from Paranormal, because I ddin't find anything novel here. Just the same old...
Paranormal Haven
4.5 Stars

Sean Morrissey is a Guardian, chosen to wield a magical sword that will send the souls of dead Shifters into the afterlife. Though he is respected for what he does, his position has left him longing for a mate he can share his life with. When he hears that the half-Fae, half-Shifter Andrea Gray is being abused in her pack, Sean mate-claims Andrea without meeting her in order to bring her into his Shiftertown in Austin where she will be safe. While helping Andrea, Sean is given the chanc
4 Stars for another nice and sweet love story from Shiftertown - I love this cuddly shifters!

After reading also "Primal Bonds," the second part in the series "Shifters Unbound", I am in love with Jennifer Ashley's Shifter PNR books. They are all well written and easy to read. Full speed from start to finish, always with wonderful light-loved characters and of course the always lovely cuddly alpha males who believe in eternal love.

Part #2 is the Feline (a big cat) Shifter Sean's story. His mate-c
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Favorite Quote:
“Your father told me you were the Guardian.”
“I am. She just likes handling my sword.”

When Andrea Gray requests refuge from her pack and an unwanted mate claim, Sean Morrissey claims her as his mate; sight unseen. When Sean finally meets her he knows he has found his true mate, but Ashley has her own agenda and her intense attraction to Sean spells nothing but trouble. As Sean and Andrea begin the intricate mating dance
Lani ⚔⚔  the Destroyer ⚔⚔
4.5 stars

I wasn't so sure I liked the world JA had created after book 1 but I really enjoyed Primal Bonds. I thought the connected between the MCs was both hot and believable. I'll definitely be reading/listening to more in the series.
Jennifer Ashley has done it again. What a great read! Sean Morrissey you are sexy as sin ;) Loved it!
Brandy *Ahviel*
When a female Shifter comes to town seeking refuge, Feline Shifter Sean Morrissey claims the new arrival and finds a beautiful woman who looks him straight in the eye without fear, stirring the mating frenzy within him.

To relocate to a new Shiftertown, half-Fae, half-Shifter Andrea Gray must accept a new mate. But Andrea's intense attraction to Sean is something she never expected-a perilous complication for a woman with a troubled past

I loved this story. I fell for Sean in book 1 and he still i
Another good shifter story from Jennifer Ashley. Again, I like the shifter mythos she is creating here. The whole 'shifters are bound and are second class citizens' is very different from normal shifters are all powerful stories in most paranormal romances. And thank goodness, there are no vampires in these stories. Shifters and, so far, only the type of fae that are of the icy superior elf kind. I really hope it stays that way. This makes it so different from other offerings out there.

The roman
Primal Bonds
4.5 Stars

Forced to take refuge in a new shiftertown, Andrea Gray accepts Sean Morrissey's offer of a mate-claim believing that nothing will come of it. However, upon meeting Sean in person, Andrea is surprised to discover that there is nothing platonic or convenient about their connection. Similarly, Sean, as the Guardian of his town, never thought her would find a mate but is fascinated by the feelings Andrea arouses in him.

An excellent romance with likeable protagoni
Willow Brook
The second installment in Shifters Unbound, Primal Bonds continues with the younger Morrissey brother, feline shifter Sean who is also a Guardian. This requires him to free shifters' spirits after they die and also to take down feral shifters who present a danger to shifters and humans alike. He has a mate-claim on Andrea, a half lupine, half Fae who has moved to his shifter town after being abused and harassed in her previous pack. Together they deal with attacks on shifters by humans, possible ...more
What happened?!? I read the first book in the Shifters Unbound series and loved it. I was looking forward to reading Primal Bonds. This book just didn't do it for me. Andrea, the heroine, is an outcast of her pack. She mate-bonds (kind of like an engagement) with Sean sight unseen. Sean is the pride guardian who's main job is to send dead shifter's souls to the afterlife. He immediately falls for Andrea. I failed to see their relationship truly blossom. Andrea has up her guards against trusting ...more
In order for Andrea Gray to leave her Colorado pack and live with her aunt, Glory, in the Austin Shiftertown, she needs to be mate claimed. Sean Morrissey (introduced in book 1 of this series), claims her sight unseen to keep the peace. As Guardian, no female wants to be bonded with him for life. He is lonely and takes a wild chance feeling that he's got nothing to loose.

Andrea has come from a ruthless pack. She is half-Fae and half Lupine, so why a Feline from another pack is willing to mate-c
Just this minute finished the second shifters unbound book 'Primal Bonds' I have loved these books from the beginning. I just love the mixture of loyalty and love in these books and they have such fascinating story lines and this book was just as good as the first!

Andrea as a character took me a while to like, I don't know why, guess it was all in my head though because I ended up loving her by the end of the book! I love how she is a strong character and can stand on her own two feet (or somet
I love this series. Sean and Andrea were great together. The dialog was fun and witty and all of the side stories were just as engaging.
This could have been great, but it fell short for me personally.

The pros:
* I love the creative concept of this world created. "Shiftertown" as a series has so much potential

The cons:
* It just felt like something was missing between the hero and heroine. They felt unrealistic to me, and one dimensional.
* Insta-love - this is always a buzz kill to me
* The hero constantly referring to the heroine as "love". It was overly repetitious
* There were so many attempts for Andrea and Sean to be whitty, a
LOOOOOOVVVVVVEEEEEEDDDDDDDDDD IT!!!Great story and lots of action and hot hot love scenes! Was so glad to see all of the Morriseys. Dylan finally got his head out of his ass. We got some Liam and Kim, a little Connor, a few new characters, and Seans and Andreas story was wonderful. I hope we get to see more of Andrea's Fae side in future stories. Would also like to read when Kim give birth and more of Connor coming into his own..........
Okay so sometimes when I am reading a book on a lazy Sunday in order to actually get some housework done I set myself little tasks like do the laundry and you can read another chapter - task/reward type thing.

With this book I preferred the housework.

Oh and how many times do you have to make the same 'sword' joke? It wasn't funny the first time.

Another winner in the Shifters Unbound Series. These felines are fierce, tough in your face, sexy alpha males. What's not to love.
I love these males and their mates. The story was intense, fast paced and swept me away.
11 inches??? My god can you image...
A fantastic read that I highly suggest you run out and buy...
Looking forward to Wild Cat.
Great story!..lots of really good romance and action..loved it even more than the first one! A SOLID 4 stars!!! :)
I liked the first, but this one I really liked and threw me back into the paranormal romance thing, the biggest reason was Sean. I really liked the feline and his whole character or maybe it's just my thing for the quiet and dangerous ones. I also liked Andrea and I was glad that she wasn't inconsistent as Kim felt sometimes to me.

When I started the book I was right from the start drawn into the relationship between Sean and Andrea even if we didn't get the beginning of their story we were just
Another good story from the Shifters Unbound series. I think I liked this a bit more than the last one. Sean and Andrea were a great pair. I loved their romance and the progression of the two of them learning to trust one another. Sean our sexy guardian was good for a lay, but not a mate by most shifter standards. He had no real hope that anyone would want to spend their lives with him. Andrea a half fae/ half wolf shifter was part of one of shifters most hated enemies. She was constantly remind ...more
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เรืองนีเปนเลมทีสองในชุด Shifters Unbound เรืองราวของโลกทีรับรูการมีอยูของเหลามนุษยแปลงกลายทังหลาย ซึงเมือยีสิบปีกอนเหลามนุษยกลายรางไดออกมาประกาศตัวแกสาธารณชนถึงการมี อยูจริงของพวกเขา ผลลัพธกคือ พวกเขาถูกจับใสปลอกคอทีมีเวทมนตร ซึงสามารถควบคุมพวกเขาจากการใชความรุนแรง นอกจากนีพวกเขากกลายเปนเหมือนพลเมืองชันสองทีถูกหามจากการทำหลายสิง หลายอยาง ไมวาจะเปนการทำงานทีตองใชสมอง หรือกระทังการดูเคเบิลทีวีทีพวกเขาไมมีสิทธิ

เลมนีโฟกัสของเรืองอยูทีการเมืองภายในเหลาชิฟเตอรมากขึน และ
Primal Bonds by Jennifer Ashley
Paranormal Romance -March 1st, 2011
5 stars

Primal Bonds is the second in Jennifer Ashley’s shifter series but can be easily read by itself. It is a thrilling an emotionally satisfying romance. I liked it even better than the first book, Pride Mates.

In this story, the half Fae and half lupine shifter named Andrea Gray has found sanctuary in a new Shiftertown. She fled her old one because she was terrorized by a lupine who wanted to mate with her. But as a condition
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NY Times Bestselling author Jennifer Ashley writes historical and paranormal romance and historical mysteries, as Jennifer Ashley, Allyson James, and Ashley Gardner.

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Other Books in the Series

Shifters Unbound (7 books)
  • Pride Mates (Shifters Unbound, #1)
  • Wild Cat (Shifters Unbound, #3)
  • Mate Claimed (Shifters Unbound, #4)
  • Tiger Magic (Shifters Unbound, #5)
  • Wild Wolf (Shifters Unbound, #6)
  • Mate Bond (Shifters Unbound, #7)
The Madness of Lord Ian MacKenzie (MacKenzies & McBrides, #1) Pride Mates (Shifters Unbound, #1) Lady Isabella's Scandalous Marriage (MacKenzies & McBrides, #2) The Many Sins Of Lord Cameron (MacKenzies & McBrides, #3) The Duke's Perfect Wife (MacKenzies & McBrides, #4)

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“Love I want you for my mate because you have eyes the color of smoke. Because you are wicked sexy, because you're fearless and have a smart-ass mouth, and because you kiss like fire. Why wouldn't I want a woman like you around me the rest of my life?” 17 likes
“Andrea was never sure who leaned forward first, but she was melting toward him and, next thing she knew, felt the scalding pressure of Sean's mouth on hers. He kissed her with strength, barely masking his power, and Andrea closed her eyes and drank it in. His hand stole to the back of her neck, arching her up to savor more of her.
"Come inside with me," he whispered against her mouth....”
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