ARC Review: Mate Bond by Jennifer Ashley

Posted April 7, 2015 by Annie in Reviews / 4 Comments

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ARC Review: Mate Bond by Jennifer Ashley
Mate Bond
by Jennifer Ashley

3 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: Apr 7, 2015
Series: Shifters Unbound #7
Published by Berkley
Pages: 320
Format: ARC
 

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“If you’re a fan of Patricia Brigg’s Alpha & Omega series, do yourself a favor and pick up MATE BOND. You won’t be disappointed.” ~ Under the Covers

In Jennifer Ashley’s seventh book in the Shifters Unbound series, she starts things off with a bang. A major threat is terrorizing Shiftertown and it’s big enough that it’s taken Bowman O’Donnell down. In his wake Kenzie steps up but as strong as she is, the people are wondering if they will be able to stand against such a major threat without a mate bond in place.

Though Bowman and Kenzie show affection and friendship, the fact that their mate bond isn’t steady becomes a major issue in the book. However for me, in the first few pages I didn’t think it would be such a major obstacle. They’re chemistry is very much evident when Kenzie steps in when a shifter groupie tries to move in to her man.

Bowman and Kenzie are fabulous together. Both have this stronger alpha element to them, but I think they work even better as a team. There’s this almost motherly and fatherly quality to them, but I also think that has to do with the fact that both have kids of their own as well. As a result, you definitely get the familial element in these books because of the pack.

As all the actions occurs, there’s this almost subtle thread that lines each scene. Now I know that might some strange but the only other series that I can compare this to is Patricia Briggs’ Alpha & Omega series. It’s quieter, less dramatic? But not in the way that it’s boring if that makes sense. The action is more controlled; there’s purpose and I enjoyed reading about the dynamics of the pack.

So if you’re a fan of Patricia Brigg’s Alpha & Omega series, do yourself a favor and pick up MATE BOND. You won’t be disappointed.

*ARC provided by publisher

 

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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 an obsessive makeup junkie and a compulsive reader. I like to call Under the Covers Book Blog my stomping ground, but when I’m not talking about books with my girls, I write New Adult Dystopian and Contemporary Romance under the pen name Ana Jolene (http://www.anajolene.com). I also work as a virtual assistant for authors. You also can find me as a reviewer and columnist for FreshFiction.com.

When it comes to books I’m pretty adventurous. I read everything from Paranormal Romance to Urban Fantasy, New Adult, BDSM, LGBT fiction, Cozy Mysteries and even YA. If it’s got the littlest trace of romance in it, then I’ll probably read it. That being said, my all-time favorite authors are J.R. Ward and Karen Marie Moning.

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Hmmm I like the a&o series so maybe I’ll check this out…. thanks

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You’ll def enjoy this one!

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Thanks Annie

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I’m really into PNR lately, this book sounds good.