Feral Heat (Shifters Unbound #5.5) by Jennifer Ashley-a review
FERAL HEAT (Shifters Unbound #5.5) by Jennifer Ashley
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date March 18, 2014
Jace Warden is sent to the Shiftertown in Austin to find a way to free all Shifters from their Collars. But pulling off the Collars can cause Shifters to go mad or kill them outright.
In Austin, Jace meets Deni Rowe, a wolf Shifter with troubles of her own—she was deliberately run down in the road, and while her body has healed, she still has episodes of total memory loss during which she retreats into her pure animal self.
Jace has never met anyone like Deni. Courageous and beautiful, she volunteers to help him test the Collar removal. And as Deni and Jace work together, they feel the mate bond begin. But can Jace help Deni believe she can heal enough to be anyone’s true mate?
REVIEW: FERAL HEAT is the latest novella in Jennifer Ashley’s contemporary, adult, paranormal Shifters Unbound series focusing on the collared shifters of Shiftertown USA. This is Jace (snow leopard shifter) and Deni’s (lupine) storyline-Deni’s mind has been damaged from a near fatal accident that left her dying and struggling to survive and Jace has been invited to Shiftertown, Austin, Texas in an attempt to discover a method to remove his Fae-magic infused collar without the government knowing.
The premise follows Jace as he finds himself caught up with a female wolf who calls to the beast within. Jace is in town at the invite of the local controlling shifter but his visit has not been sanctioned by the humans who patrol shifters and the towns in which they live. As the humans begin a door to door campaign looking for someone who does not belong, the relationship between Deni and Jace becomes more than just sex-Jace’s leopard has found its mate-and Deni is the object of his desires.
FERAL HEAT explores the relationship between two shifters whose beast runs close to the surface –welcoming any attempt where the possibility of going feral is not far behind. We watch as Deni learns to control the deeper animal instincts of her kind with the man who is able to control her beast with just one touch.
Jennifer Ashley has written another welcome storyline where two more shifters find the mate of their heart-the other half of their soul. The world building continues with each successive storyline as our shifters must confront discrimination, specieism and prejudice from both the human world and from within. If you are a fan of the shifter paranormal storylines, then Jennifer’s Shifters Unbound is a welcome series for anyone who loves the possibility of a happily ever in a world that we can only dream (about).
Copy supplied by the publisher through Netgalley
Reviewed by Sandy