Pride Mates (Shifters Unbound #1)
To most, they are animals even when in human form. They are to be collared and kept on the fringes of society, scorned because they are feared, hated for their extraordinary powers. And attorney Kim Fraser has to go right into the heart of their lair.
It is her job to defend those in need. But there is absolutely nothing defenseless about Liam Morrissey....more
After accidentally leaving a book I was reading at work I was restlessly prowling my shelves when I came upon this. I'd heard some pretty good things about the book and I enjoyed some of this author's other books, so I figured I'd finally give it a go. I enjoyed it for the most part, but it unfortunately didn't thrill me as much as it did some of my friends.
The premise of the book was one of the most interesting parts for me. I really liked the society the author describ...more
Pride Mates is a strange concoction of 3 parts instaloving alpha male, 2 parts nonsensical female MC and half a part of shaky world-building. Put them all together and they just kind of distill into a boring muckwater that you neither want to drink - or pour out into th...more
They're an oppressed people forced to wear collars that suppress their more aggressive animal personality traits and when they think about or are about to act out violence, a...more
OMG OMG OMG!!! I have been looking for a paranormal series to get into and I finally found it! I have had this book forever and have been ignoring it, what an idiot i was! This is my first shifter book as well, so I didn't know what to expect. What I got was a non-stop, heart racing, lots of hot steam sex and OMG swooning, I love these two story!
Let's start with Liam....Liam....OMG....Liam! I love this guy, he is a true leader, strong (mentally and physically), compassionate, fair, loyal. And of...more
Interesting ... is this a new spin on the Virgin Hero? ... having never hit the sheets as a "human" - not even kissed a woman in a sexual way, and he's surprised by tongue when he does? This author brought us The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie and I love PNR so I had to try it.....
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I had a $10.00 credit at Audible and Pride Mates by Jennifer Ashley fell within that price range...more
I think this is the first shifter book I've read where the world has them as the underdogs, not superhumans with special powers; they are segregated and discriminated against by the human world, in a way that to me seems reminiscent of the African-American communities of the 1950's and 60's. This premise, as awful as it is, made a strange sort of sense to me in this scenario, because most humans fear...more
Scorned and feared, shifters are believed to be animals in human form and are kept on the fringes of society. Assigned to defend a shifter on murder charges, up and coming defense lawyer, Kim Fraser, is in over her head and seeks the help of shifter leader, Liam Morrissey. Liam’s charm and wit cannot conceal the undercurrents of power that characterize him and Kim will need his strength and protection both to unravel the mystery and for her very survival.
Jennifer Ashley introduces us to a new and unique view of Shapeshifters in Pride Mates, the first book in her Shifters Unbound series.
This bool takes us to Austin TX where Kim Fraser is a DA assigned to defend her client, a shifter, in a murder case. Shifters had made their presence known to the world and 20 years ago they were given collars to control their animal instincts and keep them in line. The collars, made by a 1/2 Fae and half human,...more
I like the world that was created, gave me a bit of a X-Men vibe. With the shifters to fit in the world, but denied the same rights as humans, because they think they're dangerous and as we've learned through the course of the book they can be very dangerous.
I like the shifterworld and the contrast of the human world, trying to co-exist and the author...more
The crazy thing is that this author also wrote the WONDERFUL Stormwalker series under another pen name, Allyson James.
If you are a fan of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, this may suit your sensibilities. Th...more
However in saying that, this was a very enjoyable book with a totally different way of looking at shifters in the world. Segregated and declined basic things (higher education for one) just because of the way they are born, this b...more
I love everything paranormal; always considered myself a vampire girl until I started reading the Anita Blake books and totally fell for her gorgeous kitties. That being said, I was really excited when I found this book. This is the first book I've read by Jennife...more
District Attorney Kim Fraser has a Shifter murder case dumped in her lap. The Shifter had a human girlfriend who got killed and he's blamed for it even thou...more
Here is a small list of things I liked; Liam and Kim have the right amount of sizzle, each is stubborn at times, then they are totally working together in their romance. So you don’t ge...more
Every aspect of this book felt contrived and forced. Very half-baked. It had an almost young adult feel to it. That of course is an injustice to young adult writers, but that was where my mind went. Shorter, more simplistic sentences and concepts that leapfrog fro...more
Pride Mates is an amazing introduction to the world of hot, sassy Shifters who are all alpha and possessive. Liam is the eldest son of Dylan...more
I loved reading it for so many reasons, one of them being that the book was pretty fast paced. Everything happened very fast but as you read it you don't really see it until the day in the book is over and you're like "Wait, that was just one day?!?".
The book started like that:
"A girl walks into a bar...
No. A human girl walks into a Shifter bar.
I knew that the book wa...more
หนังสือเล่มนี้เป็นเล่มแรกในหนังสือชุดใหม่แนวพารานอมอลเรื่องราวของมนุษย์ที่กลายร่างเป็นสัตว์ได้ ชื่อชุดว่า Shifter Unbound เรื่องราวเหล่ามนุษย์กลายร่างที่ได้กลายเป็นส่วนหนึ่งในสังคมมนุษย์ไปแล้ว
เมื่อยี่สิบปีก่อนเหล่ามนุษย์กลายร่างได้ออกมาประกาศตัวแก่สาธารณชนถึงการมีอยู่จริงของพวกเขา ผลลัพธ์ก็คือ พวกเขาถูกจับใส่ปลอกคอที่มีเวทมนตร์ ซึ่งสามารถควบคุมพวกเขาจากการใช้ความรุนแรง นอกจากนี้พวกเขาก็กลายเป็นเหมือนพลเมืองชั้นสองที่ถูกห้ามจากการทำหลายสิ่งหลายอย่าง ไม่ว่าจะเป็นกา...more
its not BDSM or anything, and the story is way better than the cover!
this was just a really fun, enjoyable, sweet read. Liam and Kim felt like real people, not just flat characters that can so easily become interchangeable across shifter genres. plus this book introduced some new history about how shifters were discriminated against in society which made it more interesting for me and also quite believable. Liam was hot and alpha and that twist towards the end...more
Ever pick up a book just on a whim? That’s what happened with Pride Mates and that whim has turned into an obsession to find every single book in the series. I was ensnared by the way the hero, Liam Morrissey, viewed the heroine, Kim Fraser, in the first chapter and how quickly her life spiraled out of control. In her ignorance, she blithely went from the pan into the fire. My favorite thing is that she dragged the hero into the fire...more
Shifters have finally came out in the opening but humans have put them all together in so called camps, kind of like small villages where all shifters live together. Shifters all wear silver collars that stop them towards being violent. Kim is a lawyer trying to free a shifter who has been accused of murdering his human girlfriend, she knows he hasn't done it, the tru...more
Kim is amazing, brave, strong, loyal and open minded. Some of her lines made me laugh like crazy('Do you have a belly button?' and 'That's going to be your offer, Connor ? Marry me so that you clean up after me, my two uncles and my grandfather ? I'm sure every woman would jump at that.' - Sean washing dishes, I don'...more
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Jennifer's novels have won RWA's RITA and RT Reviewer's Choice awards. More about her books at http://www.jennifersromances.com, http://www.allysonjames.co...more
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He smiled and walked away. Liam watched him, his heart full.
"Is he thanking me for getting pregnant?" Kim asked. "It wasn't difficult, with all the sex we kept having. You did as much as I did.”