Mate Bond by Jennifer Ashley
Narrator: Cris Dukehart
Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
Date Read: April 2015
Genre: PNR, Romance
Together but unbound, they must learn what it means to love completely, in the latest novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Wild Wolf.
To cement the leadership of his North Carolina Shiftertown, Bowman O’Donnell agreed to a “mating of convenience.” Two powerful wolf shifters, he and Kenzie keep the pack in order and are adored by all. Bowman would do anything to protect Kenzie, for in each other’s arms they’ve found far more than friendship. But as strong as their attachment is, they still haven’t formed the elusive mate bond—the almost magical joining of true mates.
Now with a monster ravaging the countryside and threatening the Shiftertown community, some in the pack fear that a pair without a true mate bond isn’t strong enough to lead. Bowman and Kenzie will have to rely on their instinctive trust in one another to save their Shifters—and the ensuing battle will either destroy them or give them the chance to seize the love they’ve always craved.
Publisher: Berkley, Tantor
Series: Shifters Unbound #7
Also by this author: The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie, Lady Isabella's Scandalous Marriage, The Many Sins of Lord Cameron, The Duke's Perfect Wife, A Mackenzie Family Christmas: the Perfect Gift br> br>
Also in this series: Pride Mates, Primal Bonds, Bodyguard, Mate Claimed, Wild Cat
Listened for Review (Tantor)
Overall Rating: 5.00
Story Rating: 5.00
Character Rating: 5.00
Audio Rating: 4.00
First Thought when Finished: Mate Bond by Jennifer Ashley is now my favorite in the series. Would have never guessed that going in but WOW what a story!
Quick Thoughts: You know that moment when you could just say “NAILED IT” in a review and it would encompass all you feel? That is me with Mate Bond. It is no secret that I pretty much binged this series this year. Mate Bond was the cream of the crop! The fact that Jennifer could take Bowman and make him lovable to me was just amazing. She found the perfect female for him and their story just gelled. PLUS: all the overall storyline push forward! It was shifter heaven for me and I hate that I am caught up. Hold me NOW!
Narrated By Cris Dukehart / Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
This is the first one in the series that I have listened too. Chris did a pretty darn good job. I would have liked a little bit more “alpha” male sounding but otherwise pacing/emotions were nailed!
Final Thoughts:Why did I have to catch up!
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