Wild Cat by Jennifer Ashley (Shifters Unbound #3)


Available: Now Amazon/B&N

Type: Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Berkley

My Copy: Sent

When Feline Shifter Cassidy Warden saves detective Diego Escobar from plunging to his death, the naked Shifter woman takes his breath away. But she’d been breaking all kinds of human laws, and Diego, to save her from termination, has to promise his department he’ll watch over her.

Diego finds the task harder than he thinks–Cassidy is trying to find out what kind of mysterious hunter killed her mate two years ago, a hunter that could bring danger to all Shifters. Plus Cassidy has scent-marked Diego–essentially telling all other Shifter females, “Hands off.”

Diego risks his personal and professional life getting involved with Cassidy, but he realizes he’ll do anything, even confront the deadliest of assassins and his own inner demons, to keep her safe.


Being human means police officer Diego shouldn’t like Cassidy Warden. Something about her calls to his wild side, even as he’s cuffing her wrists against that flawless back. Laws are laws and she’s broken one, for a shifter that’s bad news. Diego knows he needs to treat this case carefully, especially after he learns that she’s being hunted by someone that seems to appear and disappear at will.

Feline shifter Cassidy hasn’t trusted humans since her mate was murdered a year ago. She needs the closure of finding his killers if she is ever to stop grieving so hard. Diego, the sexy Latino cop, is slowly starting to stir her mate bond again and she is fnding herself powerless to stop it. Diego is still grieving the loss of his partner and he may need some consoling only Cassidy can do.

With their faceless enemy closing in Cassidy and Diego have little time to figure out who is after Cassidy and why. Help from friends shifter and human alike, along with some new allies, will be their only hope.


There is just something about this series that I love. There isn’t an overload of action. The sex scenes are hot but not really anything out of the ordinary. The thing I love about this series is the connection I feel with the characters. The connection the characters have with each other. And the sense of family woven throughout the story. Add to that some sexy shifters and you’ve got a winner in my eyes.

Diego….omg you guys…give me a hot, protective cop that whispers naughty things in his native language, in my ear ANY DAY. He was strong, protective even though Cassidy can more than take care of herself and completely loyal to those around him. His past of gang involvement having shaped him into a great cop and a wonderful human being. He made me melt every time he called Cassidy “mi ja”

Cassidy was a character that was easy to get behind. She was grieving her mate and so in the beginning came off a bit standoffish. However, her mating frenzy was soon kicking into overdrive with the sexy Latino. I loved her take charge attitude even when she was showing her not often seen soft side.

Wild Cat is the third book in the Shifter Unbound series but surprisingly it found us in another shifter clan altogether. We had briefly heard of Eric (Cassidys brother and head of this clan) in the last two books but only from afar. Going into another shifter town was a good idea in my opinion. It may have changed the location a little but it gives the story line a fresh perspective. New characters. And limitless new stories to be told. Eric has a small side story in Wild Cat which will be the lead in for the next book due out in the fall. I will admit I’m bummed it’s going to be that long of a wait…even knowing it really isn’t long by publishing standard. What can I say, I’m greedy that way. I want more Shifter Unbound! Eric meets Iona, a collarless half shifter trying to pass as fully human. She has resisted “coming out” for fear of the restrictions placed upon shifters. The tension between these two could be cut with a knife. I really look forward to the continuation of their story.

I enjoyed the continued world building with the Fae and their different “species” and conflicts. They aren’t unlike humans really in the fact that they have factions and turmoil within the social ranks. I liked the play of the light vs. the dark. I also thought that the social ladders of humans and shifters is really interesting. The shunning of the shifters makes me think of all the races/religions/cultures human groups have shunned over the years. The oppression human have placed on other humans. It makes you stop and think about how you treat others and if laws should be passed allowing people to basically push down others just because of their differences. It boils down to insecurity on behalf of those pushing others down. I applauded Diego for standing up for what he believed in even when Cassidy feared for his job and how he’d be perceived for being with a shifter romantically.

Jennifer Ashley has a total series fan in me! I love this series and I hope others will jump on my Shifter Unbound bandwagon and enjoy the ride with me! Magical, sensual, political and simply wonderful, Wild Cat has it all!

I give Wild Cat by Jennifer Ashley 5 stars!

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