Red Wolf by Jennifer Ashley (Shifters Unbound #10)

Available: Now Amazon/B&N

Type: Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Berkley

My Copy: Sent

Reviewer: Nikki

Lupine Shifter Dimitri has always had to defend himself to other Shifters. As a red wolf, he’s not considered a “pure” wolf, and the battles have honed him into a tough fighter, a champion of the fight clubs. Jaycee Bordeaux, a leopard Shifter, is Dimitri’s staunchest defender and oldest friend. Dimitri is determined to turn that friendship into a mate bond.

Jaycee loves that idea, but she knows that a mate bond can’t be forced. And when Dimitri and Jaycee are called on to go undercover to protect collared Shifters, she knows the dangers ahead will make or break their future together.

I have been reading this series for a LONG time. In fact, I’ve been reading this series almost as long as I’ve had this blog. As time has gone on, the Shifters Unbound Series has continued to hold my interest, mostly anyway. Red Wolf is a contemporary romance with just a bit of suspense woven in for good measure. This wasn’t my favorite of the series but it certainly my least favorite either.

Dimitri is a rare red wolf with an even rarer quirk. He stutters due to a childhood trauma he can’t remember. Now a part of a clan who only pretends to wear the binding shifter collars humans have forced on them, he actually lives free. Often silent, because of ridicule and his annoyance at not being able to communicate,  his partner Jaycee does a lot of the talking for him. She’s been a part of his life for so long she often knows what he’s thinking anyway. When Dimitri mate claims her Jaycee is taken aback that he wants to change their relationship. She can refuse him, but she knows doing so will ruin the friendship she can’t live without.

On assignment undercover, things start to heat up between Dimitri and Jaycee. Along with a possessed house and new friends, they’ll get to the bottom of their case. Or die trying.

The thing about these books is that there isn’t much action. I like them because they are kinda fluffy reads in-between darker books that I gravitate to. If you love shifter romance but don;t necessarily want all the suspense, then you’d definitely enjoy these like I do.

Dimitri was a unique hero both because of his stutter and his heritage. I’d never read about a red wolf shifter before and I also enjoy finding a new type of shifter. He really didn’t let is hold him back. His love for Jaycee grew steadily throughout the book and by the end I really liked them as a couple. Jaycee was a very strong female and allowing herself to love him took time. She was independent to a fault and at times I just wanted her to give in to what her heart was trying to tell her. In the end, she got there though and that’s all that matters.

Another strong book in a series of strong books!

I give Red Wolf by Jennifer Ashley 3.5 stars!

 

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