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Lone Wolf (Shifters Unbound #4.6)

4.06  ·  Rating Details  ·  3,100 Ratings  ·  194 Reviews
Ellison's story

Ellison Rowe, a Lupine Shifter, makes it his goal to protect Maria, once held captive by ferals, from male Shifters looking for mates. He likes Maria's resilience and fire, but she's been broken, and Ellison wants more than anything to heal her. When a new danger threatens Shiftertown's cubs, Maria partners with Ellison to stop a cold-blooded criminal.
ebook, 151 pages
Published April 16th 2013 by Penguin (first published April 2013)
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Written October 28, 2014

3 1/2 Star - Another interesting and lovely Shiftertown tale with amazing women and alpha men

Book #4.6

You may know by now that I love romances about cuddly hot shifters in 'adult' PNR stories. Both m/f, as this one, and also M/M.

'Shifters Unbound', is a great paranormal m/f series written by (always delivering..) Ms. Jennifer Ashley. Good books to pick up now and then. You always get interesting stories, thoughtful topics and sweet grand love. ~ Maybe my favorite Shifter
Jennifer Ashley
Apr 03, 2013 Jennifer Ashley added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Ellison's story! He pairs up with Maria, who was rescued by Diego and Cass in Wild Cat, and sent to live in the Austin Shiftertown. The action of the series moves back to Austin for this one. Read excerpts at http://www.jennifersromances.blogspot...
**2.5 stars**

Hey all....this was my lowest one yet. I have to say that I felt the Texas cowboy shapeshifter Ellison...I felt got shafted in his story. This had a lot more fighting and way less loving in it and for me that was a huge disappointment. Ellison, who is a wolf shifter in the Austin Shifter-town is known as the happy go lucky cowboy wolf, and he was always late to the party when it came to finding and claiming a mate. He finally gets a mate and like I said; the focus on the couple just
Sophia Triad
Aug 06, 2016 Sophia Triad rated it liked it
We know Ellison. He is the wolf shifter who dresses like he is from Texas,although he is from Colorado. We have met him in several previous books flirting with girls, dancing with girl and always end up alone.
We also met Maria before. She was the girl who was saved from the ferals in Mexico and her family did not want her anymore because she was damaged.
Two lonely people looking for happiness and they certainly find it in this book!
Happy ending as usual!
May 04, 2013 Gina rated it really liked it

This was a fun, entertaining read! Here we have Ellison a Lupine shifter and Maria a human. Maria was previously captured by a feral shifters and is now trying to put her life back together in Austin Shiftertown. Ellison is a wolf shifter who loves everything texas and is a tracker for Liam *sigh Liam*.

While Maria is working to put her life together all the unmated male shifters are trying to claim her, but it’s Ellison that she trusts and I enjoyed watching their relationship blossom.

Also the
3.5 stars

The okay romance plot is balanced out by the awesome actions near the end.

I read this novella in backwards, meaning that I read it after Tiger Magic, where I found Ellison to be quite entertaining character. Unfortunately here, in his own romance story, I just found it, well, too smooth. I never been a huge fan of smooth-talking heroes (I prefer my heroes to be rather stoic and calm). So Ellison always calling Maria with sweetheart, darling, love, just made me roll my eyes. Though he w
May 05, 2013 Mandapanda rated it liked it
This novella felt like filler. The story was very similar to others in this series, nothing fresh or significant in terms of the overall arc. I think Maria was supposed to be a feisty independent woman but she caved quicker than an ice-cream on a summer footpath. Ellison was TGTBT and a bit boring. He's been desperate for a mate forever and has had his eye on every woman in past books but Maria was the first one to like him back. So I didn't get that same Mate/Mine feel that I've got from previo ...more
May 16, 2016 Keri rated it really liked it
Loved Ellison's story, one of my fav characters and glad to see he finally got the girl. :-)
Apr 17, 2013 Yodamom rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley, shifters
Maria a young women traumatized by her torturous handling by a feral pack of shifters in Mexico is try hard to make a new life for herself. She is living is a Shiftertown, a place where Shifters are segregated from humans and forced to wear shock collars. She takes care of the cubs, learns english and tries to save for school. Unfortunately, her fear of shifters is so deep that she does not trust them enough to feel safe. She dreams of leaving. She is gruff, argumentative, and just plan stubborn ...more
Mar 26, 2013 Jess rated it really liked it
I missed a couple of books in this series but it's more I just forgot about it with all the other books I've been reading. I will definitely go back and read the others because this one reminded me how much I enjoy this world and these characters.

This book was about Maria, a human woman living in Shiftertown after having been sequested by a feral shifter pack in Mexico. She was saved by Shiftertown shifters and now does odd jobs around the area while she tries to make some money. Ellis is holdin
Laura the Highland Hussy
Apr 16, 2013 Laura the Highland Hussy rated it really liked it
Review posted first on Demon Lover's Books & More

This is Ellison’s story (it's a novella, but a longish novella which is kind of a treat), and I really like Ellison. He’s a handsome wolf shifter who loves Texas, and likes to show it. From his big belt buckles to his boots, he loves how “everything’s big in Texas.” It's part of his charm. He has always helped the Morriseys out, and he’s always in a good humor. But he’s also lonely.

Maria was one of the women rescued from a horrible situation
May 20, 2016 Claudia rated it really liked it
Shelves: shifter-romance
It was a short, interesting book. Maria was one of the women saved by Eric and Dylan. She was offered sanctuary in Dylan's shifter town since her family didn't want her back.
After being a prisoner for three years, Maria's strongest desire was to be independent and far away from shifters or her family.
Maria was viewed by the unmated shifters as a potential mate and one of them, Broderick, decided to claim her.
This is the point where Ellison steps in to protect her and challenge Broderick's claim
Dec 06, 2015 Maria11 rated it really liked it
Good short story!
Feb 19, 2015 TheGeekyBlogger rated it really liked it
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Overall Rating: 4.25
Story Rating: 4.00
Character Rating: 4.50

First Thought when Finished: Lone Wolf by Jennifer Ashley totally rocked for a novella.

Overall Thoughts: Y'all know I am not a fan of novellas but clearly Jennifer Ashley writes them in a way that makes me swoon. I can't speak to how this would hold up if you hadn't read the series BUT if you are a fan of the series already--THEY CAN'T BE MISSED. This was the perfect story for Ellison and even though I read it AFTE
Stephanie  G
Apr 23, 2013 Stephanie G rated it really liked it
Ellison's wolf calls out for the lovely human Maria. His instincts say to claim her but the man knows he must let her heal from her captivity by a group of ferals before she'd ever be open to mating a shifter. Maria appreciates the Austin Shiftertown for taking her in but she plans to work past the nightmares and fears and go out into the world to make something with her life. She's not immune to Ellison's charm and when someone comes after the town's cub, Maria will show she's ready to fight ba ...more
Marquetta (LoveToReadForFun)
I've loved Ellison since book 1 of the Shifters Unbound series. He's the fun-loving wolf who hasn't been able to get the girl first. Ellison finally has his chance with Maria, a scared and scarred waitress who is determined to get her life together. Even though the shifters of Shiftertown have been nothing but kind to her, she is determined to live her life away from shifters.

Maria was introduced in Wild Cat, book 4 of the series. I didn't read Wild Cat (I have no idea how that happened but will
T's Book ~ Tanja
Apr 24, 2013 T's Book ~ Tanja rated it liked it
I have never read the Shifter’s Unbound series before and that will soon change! Lone Wolf is a novella between books four and five. Don’t let that detour you as it very much stands on its own. You can sense feel a familiar-ness with these characters that I am sure developed in previous books. What that does is makes you want to go and grab the earlier ones and dive in.

The write up boasts Ellison as the main focus but after reading I think it clearly is Maria. Having been kidnapped, mistreated b
May 13, 2013 Sandy rated it liked it
3.5 stars

Review: LONE WOLF is the latest novella (150 pages) in Jennifer Ashley’s Shifter’s Unbound series focusing on the shifters of Shiftertown, Austin Texas. The storyline focus is on wolf shifter Ellison Rowe and the mate of his heart Maria, the young woman rescued in Wild Cat where she was held captive by a feral pack of shifters.

Ellison has always been protective of Maria and knew she would one day be his mate, but her history with the feral shifters meant Maria was off limits to everyon
Kris Pittman
Apr 22, 2013 Kris Pittman rated it it was amazing
It is not often that an author can create secondary characters you grow to love just as much as the mains, but Jennifer Ashley does this flawlessly. I have loved Ronan, Spike and Ellison just as much, if not more, than the Morrissey boys! Oh, that kind of hurt to write.

I have been an Ellison fan since we first met him. He has always been a lot of fun to read. In Lone Wolf we see a more complex and serious side of Ellison, while keeping with his usual humorous charm. It was nice to see his intera
Vicki Rose Stewart
Apr 20, 2013 Vicki Rose Stewart rated it it was amazing
I've been anxiously awaiting this book since I first read about Ellison in prior Shifters Unbound novels.. I mean, really?? Who can resist a smooth talking, sexy as sin, wolf-shifter cowboy with a look of pure temptation in his eyes and that delicious slow Texas drawl?! Not me! I've wanted to know every detail possible about Ellison & I've wanted to see him finally get his life story & jump into his world, head first. Let me assure you that Jennifer Ashley hit her mark perfectly!
We lear
May 23, 2015 Thenia rated it liked it
Ellison finally finds his mate in Maria, a human once captive of the ferals.

Maria is determined to become independent and leave Shiftertown, but living and working with them has made her part of their community. Ellison is being careful not to push her, both because of her traumatic past and because all unmated males are supposed to be careful with the women they'd rescued from the ferals.

The two are obviously attracted to each other and when something forces them together, their feelings deepen
Ann  Lorz
Apr 03, 2013 Ann Lorz rated it really liked it
I have to say that I'm a huge fan of Jennifer Ashley's. I love both her historical's and paranormal's. Her Shifter Unbound series is one of my favorite paranormal series to-date. When her books come out I have to read them right away. Lone Wolf is book 4.5 in the Shifters Unbound series. We finally get to see who could possible be Ellison mate. I was so happy when that turned out to be Maria. Maria has gone through a lot in her life and if there was any man that she could trust, that man (Wolf) ...more
Rebecca (everyday reader)
Ellison is a wolf shifter who doesn't have a mate, so he spends his time as a fierce protector of all, especially those who can't stick up for themselves. Maria is a human who has been around shifters for a long time, but part of that time was spent with feral shifters who locked her in a warehouse with other females. She has become part of the shifter community and part of a family like she's never had. A kidnapping scheme of the shifter cubs is discovered and Maria helps the guys to stop it, p ...more
Jac Zifos
Apr 25, 2013 Jac Zifos rated it liked it
Little disapppointed in Ellison's story. I didn't like Maria too much, I didn't feel that as a reader I really got to know her very much until the end. I did enjoy the showdown with the bad guy at the end and the reintroduction of Pablo Marquez (from Bodyguard) but the actual ending was way too abrupt. **Spoiler**The fight is over (seriously, the bad guy is shot, and thats the end of the scene) then scene switches to the fight club, fight is interrupted by Maria (like none of the super/crazy/fas ...more
Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
It was nice to read Ellison's story. I really enjoyed him in the earlier books and was happy to finally see him get his heart mate. I liked the relationship between Mara and Ellison. It was not rushed and not the instal-love you seam to get in some novella's.
If you have not read the other novella's or books in Jennifer Ashley's Shifters Unbound series before this I recommend you read them.

Jul 14, 2015 Mara rated it liked it
Shelves: pnr

cute, but not much else :)
I have to admit that I wasn't a big fan of Lone Wolf, Shifters Unbound book #4.6, the first time I read it. It's been awhile since I read it and I didn't write a review for it, so I don't remember why I only rated the book three stars. The only thing that I didn't connect with in the book, during my second read, was Ellison.

Don't get me wrong, I like Ellison and I've enjoyed him in all of the Shifters Unbound books he's been in. I've rooted for him and wanted him to find a mate. That said, I jus
Aug 07, 2014 Ayu rated it liked it
Esto fue un error de cálculo xDD Yo pretendía leerme la historia de Graham (Wild Wolf), me equivoqué de título y acabé con la novela corta de Elison xDDDDD. Así que ya puestos, pues me la he leído ^^¡
Esta saga está llena de novelas cortas, cosa que no me gusta demasiado, pero bueno...

Elison es el lobo-texano chupi piruli, con su gorro de vaquero y sus botas, todo muy "lejano oeste" xD. Es el típico secundario adorable y simpático al que te apetece que el busquen una buena novia. El pobre espera
It was pretty good. A lot of the writing was good and I like all of the characters. Though I didn't love it enough to want to read all the other stories that come before and after it. Especially at $7.99 for the next Tiger book, which I would have brought if it was $4 or $5 cheaper only because it was just OK and Tiger was the only character that made me want to read his/the next story.
There was a lot to be undesired about this book. Some things moved to quickly, like how the winning team showed
Apr 11, 2014 Solmarie rated it it was amazing
From the very beginning of this series I have been patiently (ok I can't lie, not so patiently) waiting for Ellison Rowe's book. The handsome wolf shifter that is always too late to get the girl. At last he has found the one for him. His mate. Only one problem..... she doesn't want a him. Or any shifter for that matter.

Maria was rescued from a group of feral shifters in Mexico. Held against her will by the man who claimed her as mate she refuses to ever be under another shifters control. Rejecte
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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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