Spike, a wildcat Shifter and the champion fighter of Shiftertown, is stunned when Myka, the best friend of a dying human woman, announces that Spike has fathered a cub. What's more, the mother is giving the boy to Spike to protect and raise.
Myka, who'd been raised by an abusive stepfather, is not sure that a wild fighter named Spike is the best man to bring up the cute little jaguar cub. She goes to Shiftertown to check out Spike, and finds that the man behind the name is a lonely Shifter who's lost most of his family and is a fierce caretaker to those he has left.
Spike is torn between the cub and his duties as tracker to the Shiftertown leader, and begs Myka, the only person who understands, to help him. He starts to like the sassy Myka, a horse trainer who's not afraid of working with animals, even if they're wildcats who turn into humans.
When Spike's job puts his cub and Myka in danger, Spike is forced to choose between those to whom he's pledged his loyalty and his need to protect the woman and cub he's come to love.
©2012 Jennifer Ashley (P)2013 Tantor
You may say "outch" at the price for a 4h 30m listen but if you're a fan of the Shifters Unbound series please don't be put off as JA packs a hell of a lot into this short listen.
It's filled with drama, tension, fun, sexual chemistry, romance, heat and it's an emotional ride for Spike as we, the silent onlookers, bear witness to the many events that he has to deal with - joy at finding out he's a Father, tenderness as he learns to cope with an unruly 4 yr old cub, sadness at the loss of the cub's Mother, turmoil at claiming a mate that's not sure about her feelings, anger at events that unfolds (I'm not giving anything away) and eventually happiness as he finally finds love (oh all right I just did give a bit away - but you know how they always end anyway and we all want the HEA ending don't we).
Worth a credit? I didn't hesitate as I love the series and anything JA writes - so that's a YES from me.
I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)
Ok.. we all know I love love love me some Shifters Unbound! This has to be one of the best paranormal romances out there... Right up there with the Nightwalker Series.
This is Spike's story... Remember Spike from book 1? He was Fergus' tracker, then after Liam killed Fergus, Liam took in Spike's family and made Spike his tracker. Spike pops up in all the books some way or another, but this was great to get a look into Spikes world.
I thought Spike would be the bad to the bone type of guy, but he was just so sweet in the things that he did for his grandmother and his little cub. I love the female character as well. The whole thing, I just loved the whole thing. This book falls after Eric and Ione's story, but takes place in the Austin Shifter town. I can't wait to listen to another .5 book in this shifter world. The next one will be about the wolf shifter who never gets the gyrl! Lol...
Narration was just amazing. Perfect!
This is a buy or credit. You won't be disappointed. If you don't have this series... then get it and enjoy!
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