Guardian's Mate (Shifters Unbound #9) by Jennifer Ashley

Guardian's Mate -  Jennifer Ashley

She wasn’t ready to lead...

Chosen as the Guardian of her Montana Shiftertown, wolf Shifter Rae Lyall is facing opposition—for no woman has ever been selected for this powerful position. Still adjusting to the new authority thrust upon her, Rae travels to train with Zander Moncrieff, a Shifter healer, tasked with teaching her about her new role and its responsibilities.

He wasn’t ready to love...

A polar bear Shifter, Zander wears no Collar and follows no rules but his own. Rae finds him arrogant and demanding, yet compelling and intriguing. Zander has no wish to mate but the sassy Guardian is drawing him out of his shell, stirring feelings long suppressed. And when a new threat looms over Rae’s home, she and Zander must race to the rescue, forced closer to danger...and to each other.









There was a lot I loved about this book, some I didn't but I still thought it was a good book. I was glad we got to get away from shifterville for awhile because that's kind of been annoying me its kind of like the hellmouth of buffyville, nothing happens outside the circle and it gets a little tedious.

I did like both Zander and Rae but I felt more time could have actually been spent training her or having her actually leading and or having to earn her trust as a leader with the others. I expected more tension and more road blocks as it were but it just seemed to be a slow progression instead of pulling everyone through the transition together it just sort of becomes instant in some places.

I am glad that Ashley has opened the grounds and future with female leadership which will continue to be an interesting political issue in later books for future characters but I was kind of hoping for more excitement out of this installment after reading the blurb.

All in all it was a good read, the intimate scenes were nice and its still find to find our way back home with a whole new angle on everything.





























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