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Shifter's Sacrifice

(One True Mate #1)

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  5,818 ratings  ·  492 reviews
An all wolf-shifter police force has been the only thing between humans and an unknown evil for centuries, but the pack is in danger of dying if they don't find their promised mates soon.

Trevor Burbank is a shifter cop in a world of humans who don't know the evil that wants them dead. If he does his job well, the humans will never need to know, but he feels like he's wor
Kindle Edition, Original Heat Publishing Edition, 307 pages
Published August 22nd 2016 by Heat Publishing LLC
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Laura Jones The brothers were raised by their uncle, because their mother had died. Growing up as a shape-shifter, they are supposed to switch back and forth to g…moreThe brothers were raised by their uncle, because their mother had died. Growing up as a shape-shifter, they are supposed to switch back and forth to get used to changing forms. Their uncle was clueless and let them stay shifted, and they never learned how to shift back to human. I think it's about impossible to learn after they grow up. Something makes me think they will learn though, and get mates for themselves.(less)

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Dark Sith Lordette Jennymort ♔

So. This series I happened upon while I was going through my daily bookbub email. So here I am reading this series.

First off I'm a little bit disappointed with this book. So I'm giving it a round up to four stars as I am rating it 3.5. It had the potential to go places and get more interesting in its complexity. The beginning had me all sorts of 'what the fuck is going on?'
and 'what are all these weird names for these different shifters? the hell is going one?!'.

Cause seriously, this book
I really wanted to like this. I love paranormal/supernatural stories and this appeared to be right up my ally.

Initally it was the time jump/POV switch that caught me off guard. Then it was the fact that the Hero was rather weak. He was supposed to the leader and mostly alpha but nothing he did came across that way. He let others make decisions and I had to read around 3 pages of him wanting to kill himself.
Then it was the heroine who started off as this shy, kinda backwards, never fit in anywhe
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Jan 05, 2017 rated it it was ok
Allow me to summarize my interpretation of the book;
blah blah blah, long drawn out descriptions of their mythology, blah blah prophecy, blah blah more mythology, blah prophecy, blah the need to have a group orgy, blah prophecy and the inability to see what is in front of them, blah blah unneeded look into the secondary character's orgy with prostitutes, blah prophesied showdown, and finally very blah-requisite sex scene between mc's to end the book.

Too many loose threads that mean nothing. So. B
Ivy Deluca
Jan 08, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: shifter-romances
Yeah....not sure about this. I liked the setup for this 'verse, but the story just got bogged down with so much exposition about the rules. It needed to be streamlined and more time spent on developing the characters. If you care about the characters, then it's easier to digest all the rigmarole involved in setting up such a complex mythology for shifters.

It just felt like there was too many characters, not enough development. Ella and Trevor's personalities felt ill-defined and while I tried t
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Interesting PNR

This is an interesting take on shifters and their origin. It took a little while to get into the story as there is a lot of “lingo” that is introduced but not exactly explained in context, and a lot of concepts and characters introduced. Overall, this was a quick, fun read, and I will be reading the next book in the series.
Aug 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 Unicorns - I really liked it!!!
***Received a copy of the ebook for an honest review and I’ve already bought my own copy!

The cover is of course awesome because it has both beautiful beasts on it which is my favorite kind of cover!

This is the first time I’ve read anything by Lisa Ladew, but I do own several of her books and now this one too! This is the first book in a new shifter series called One True Mate. It is for adults only due to the steamy content.

This was defini
2.5 Stars... I enjoyed the first half of this read... Interesting premise and a strong potential for romance... The characters intrigued me with the bits and pieces the author gave about their backgrounds... However, there were multiple characters introduced at one time which led to some confusion for me as to their relationship to the main characters and to the story... The read broke apart for me in the second half... Decisions made by the MC seemed contradictory to his character's personality ...more
The heroine was a bit weak in my opinion. That’s why 3 Stars ⭐️

All the other characters are awesome. I am looking forward to reading about Mac, Graeme and of course Crew. Hope the other heroines are so blah!
Apr 27, 2020 marked it as to-read
Shelves: freebie
🎁 One True Mate Series Bundle, Books 1-4 is Free on Amazon today (4/27/2020)! 🎁
The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)

Shifter's Sacrifice is book 1 in the One True Mate series by Lisa Ladew, a new to me author. Starting a new series, especially one that requires world building can be a challenge. I am torn about Shifter's Sacrifice and here is why:

the world building was confusing at times. The author tries to not dump it all at once in the beginning, which is great, but the way things were revealed got a bit confusing at times. It felt that things were out of order and I missed something, only to figu
Romance Novel Giveaways Lauren Seiberling
A very cool and unique spin on shifters! Lisa created an awesome world in this book, complete with an epic adventure as the undertone for the series. I was pulled in immediately, and I loved the differences between this book and the ol' run-of-the-mill shifter books I have read in the past. I definitely felt the suspense as the story unfolded, wondering what would happen to Ella and, later on, Trevor. Lisa did an excellent job keeping me guessing! The book had some proofreading issues throughou ...more
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I am tempted to rate this higher just because I like where the author went with the storyline. It has some originality, the world building was pretty good, I typically love prophecy books. So I really want to rate it higher.....unfortunately, I can't. The writing was stilted at times and I didn't connect with the couple really at all. I basically read it only for the paranormal side of the story and what was going to happen.

Also I know it's shitty of me because people need to move on but I reall
Danielle (Danniegurl)
The shifter origin is unique but the story as a whole is ok.

This isn’t a difficult story to read. The origins of the shiften are different from most of the common origin stories. But aside from that this book was very surface level. I didn’t get the depth of love, I didn’t get the emotional impact that I get from some authors. This author is a great writer, but it just needs less descriptions and more emotions. Why didn’t her aunt and mom like her? Why were all the females killed? Why is Trevor
Kristal Taylor
Oh my gosh what a great book. I loved everything about this book and the author. I can't describe how enticing this story is and how you won't be disappointed by reading the first book of this series. This book is seriously a wonderful story of angels, demons, Wolfen, trying to save the human arch from extinction except for the demons. This is the first book I've read from this author and the author has a vivid imagination. The Shiften (all Shifters) are desperate to ensure the end of their kind ...more
Okay so I read another shifter book, but unlike any of the ones I've previously read, this one had really weird names for the different shifter species. I don't really know how I feel about that. I did skim through some parts just because I thought they were boring and I just didn't care about that character (aka the bad guy) I have no idea why but meh those parts just didn't grab my attention. I also thought that there were some unnecessary characters in this book, but I get that some were intr ...more
Katie Utterly Unashamed
2 stars. This book had great potential. It is free on Kindle and Audible Escape (The audio was horrendous, the guy sounded like a robot). But I need something quick for the pool while my kids swam and figured, what the heck. Might has well work through this list of "might like". The reviews were either love or hate on this and I totally see why.

There was a lot of characters being introduced for such a short book. The story line was a great idea, but she swarmed it with too much stuff to make it
In Shifter's Sacrifice Trevor Burbank, a wolfen finds his 'One True Mate' when he meets Gabriela Carmi, a half and half angel woman that is the first true mate to be found after all the female shifters were eliminated thirty years before by an evil being from another realm.

Ella, as Gabriela likes to be called is confused by her powers and all the strange happenings in her life that makes her different. Trevor is part of the prophecy for the saving of all shiftens. Together they face evil, work t
Could’ve been great but was just good

I really loved the premise of this book. I love good shifter worlds and this one went deep into the past and even gave us creators and mortal enemies and prophecies to guide them. ** minor spoilers** However I was lost in the execution of the story and character building. I felt that the main characters really fell flat and lacked so much personality. I got more personality from the two nonshifter wolf brothers. I just didn’t see the love nor were a lot of th
Jan 27, 2017 rated it liked it
Really 2.5* .
Weak hero, convoluted mythology, a lot of leads that initially appeared to be of importance but are not followed through , e.g. police badge and retinal scan door in h's house ; the pendant - lots of emphasis on it's significance but no explanation and than it just disappears . So , overall, meh.
Megan (BookWifeReviews)
I wanted to like this book more than I did. Ella annoyed me. She was kind of an idiot.
Jan 28, 2019 rated it liked it
This book was ok. Not my favorite book. I give it 3.5 stars. It was a sweet story had a good story line but had it’s dumb moments.
Aug 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love this book and the OTM world.

I have read this before but IAM reading the series over Troy and Trent just make my day,about to reread the rest.
Demi Marie
Sep 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Totally Hooked on this series!! If you love Paranormal Romance and shifters you have hit the jackpot! Love Trevor's brooding alpha male demeanor and Ella is just what he needs! Must read for all PNR fans!
Ingrid Stephanie Jordan
Nov 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Title: Shifter’s Sacrifice  
Series: One True Mate 1
Destination: Book 1, 317 Pages, StandAlone
Author: Lisa Ladew
Reviewer: Ingrid Stephanie Jordan
Genre: #PRN  #WolvenShiften #HalfAngel
My Score:   #5Stars☆☆☆☆☆
Talk about a amazingly stupendous read, this book the Shifter's Sacrifice is so good in fact it's more then good it's astronomical. This is the first book I've read from this author I must say not only did she write phenomenal characters, I was on the edge of my seat
Trish R.
Nov 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
It started a little slow but I loved it..

I was wondering if this book was going to be any good since it started kinda slow and the hero and heroine didn’t meet until page 25. But it got better and better and their meeting was worth the wait. (((He noticed her pulse beating in her neck and he watched it, fascinated by the bluish tinge he saw at the delicate cut of her collarbone. She was cold. He should offer her a coat. His truck to warm up in. Or to drive. Maybe to have as her own. Or he could
Mar 27, 2017 rated it liked it
Surprisingly refreshing...This ain’t your mother’s paranormal wolf shifter tale. A dictionary would've been nice, for all the new factions and entities.

Starts out very complicated, slow, unassuming, different and unpredictable where the story is leading. No real introduction to this world or the characters. I wasn't sure what to expect but kept reading and can best sum it up this way:

The Kilo/Khain Special Response Team (KRST) is made up of a group of Wolven with the primary goal of hunting down
Tracy Dobbs
I wanted to like this more than I did. It has a great premise for the existence/origin of shifters. It's just that the main character, Ella, came across as so...well, fuck, I just gotta say it...stupid. At least at her stupidest point, when she trusts the fucking demon to let her sister (who she doesn't even like, WTF would she even trade her own life? stupid) go free, she is given the self awareness to realize that she is the dumb girl killed in horror movies first. I don't know how this scared ...more
Jun 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
This is a really good story. I really enjoyed diving into this new fantasy world. The author took a classic and gave it a new twist, changing some of the usual names of the creatures and making them into something new. The characters, Ella and Trevor, are really great. I enjoyed being able to go on this journey with them. I also really like Trevor's brothers, Trent and Troy. I hope the author will write something for them later. Off to read book 2 now.
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“She ran to catch up but he set a pace he hoped would keep her from talking. Past the sodas, he picked up a squeaky toy from a pile and squeaked it, grinning at Troy. Troy wouldn’t dare bite him in the store. He hoped. Ella pointed to a bag of dog food. “Do you need any of this?” Trevor laughed. “Hell no, they eat steak. The last time I brought some of that home as a joke Troy went in my closet and shit in all my shoes. Never again.” 1 likes
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