Review: Pride Mates by Jennifer Ashley

Posted December 28, 2011 by Francesca in Reviews / 10 Comments

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Review: Pride Mates by Jennifer Ashley
Pride Mates
by Jennifer Ashley

3 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: January 26, 2010
Series: Shifters Unbound #1
Published by Leisure Books
Pages: 304
 

 

 

 

The premise of the supernatural community in this series is really interesting.  Shifters are out of the closet but they don’t really live among humans.  They have communities that are separated, where they can live by their own rules and in a pack atmosphere.

And they are also collared.

That was the most interesting concept to me.  This collar actually controls the animal tendencies, prevents them from becoming violent, and ultimately humans feel safe around a collared shifter.  All pack shifters are required to wear it by law and can’t be taken off.

So how do you explain that a collared, pack shifter is being accused of murdering his very human, and now very dead, girlfriend.  It is up to Kim Frasier to uncover what really happened and defend him.  She’s a lawyer and this is her big break case.  And if it takes her getting cozy with a strong shifter to get the help she needs, then she’s the girl for the job.

But let me tell you about Liam.  In fact, let me tell you about the Morrissey family.  Sexy irish accents, roguish bad boy good looks and behavior, and tons of sex appeal.  I want some of that!  Even though I really liked Liam, I am very curious about Sean.

The story was entertaining enough but even though the premise was original it fell just a bit flat to me.  But I can’t wait to read Sean’s story so I’m hurrying along with these.

The last thing I feel worth mentioning is that I read this story on audio.  Even tough the narrators voice is ok I just feel she didn’t deliver the characters emotions and personalities correctly, so this affected my review as well.  I will be getting an ebook for the next one!

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About Jennifer Ashley

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Jennifer Ashley has lived and traveled all over the world, and now lives in the Southwest. She writes historical, paranormal, and contemporary romance as Jennifer Ashley; mysteries as Ashley Gardner; and paranormal romance and urban fantasy as Allyson James.

Jennifer’s/Allyson’s/Ashley’s more than 83 novels and novellas have won RWA’s RITA award, the Golden Quill, RT Reviewer’s Choice awards, and the Prism award, among others. Jennifer’s novels have been also been translated into French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Japanese, Norwegian, Hungarian, Italian, Thai, and other languages.

Jennifer enjoys writing and reading above all else, but her hobbies include cooking, hiking, playing flute and guitar, painting, and building miniature rooms and dollhouses.

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I’m a 30 something sun lover living in the Big Apple (read New York).I’m a book and coffee addict and lover of all things elephants.

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I’m a part time graphic designer (yes, everything you see on UTC has been done by me), run my husband's business from home and on a good day I’m a self appointed superwoman (she who can do it all).I love blogging with my girls and I couldn’t do it any other way!My first love is everything paranormal, but in the past few years I’ve re-learned to love contemporary romance.Every once in a while I like to mix things up with a historical romance, a steampunk or an LGBT book.Because I need variety to avoid book slumps.I don’t always need an HEA although I prefer one, and I love authors that can rip my heart out and make me ugly cry.
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Sophia Rose
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Sophia Rose

That does sound different. I haven’t read these. Thanks for the share!

Mary
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Mary

Audio books just don’t do it for me. I read this book and the book that comes after and loved both of them.

Blaire
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Blaire

I’ve read them and can’t wait for the next book in the series! I really enjoyed them but I don’t know if it would make it onto my list of favourites….
Great review.
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Timitra
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Timitra

This sounds really interesting, haven’t a shifter story with that spin yet!!!

Brenda Demko
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Brenda Demko

I have the paperback. I don’t know if that makes a difference, because I’ve never tried audio, but I enjoyed it and Primal Bonds which was the next book in the series. They are not my all time favorites by no means, but I enjoyed them. I’d say they are worth reading!

miki
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miki

It’s an original idea, i saw this book as a prize for a giveaway so i wanted to learn more about it
Your review decided me, i will try it ^^

thanks you a lot

bas1chs
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bas1chs

Oh I hate it when I really want to like a book but the audio/voice just doesn’t do it justice. But I’m glad to see it’s worth it maybe in pb or ebook. Thanks for the review.

Filia Oktarina
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Filia Oktarina

This book sound interesting, love story about shifter 🙂

Midnight Boudoir
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Midnight Boudoir

Ive never tried an audio book but i can imagine if read wrong you loose the flow that you would have in your own head.
Great review it definitely seems quite original !

flchen1
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flchen1

This one’s on my TBR in print–I haven’t tried an audio book, but I no longer spend long enough commuting where that would make sense in the car 🙂