To most, they are animals—even when in human form. They are to be collared and kept on the fringes of society, scorned because they are feared, hated for their extraordinary powers. And attorney Kim Fraser has to go right into the heart of their lair. It’s her job to defend those in need. But there’s absolutely nothing defenseless about Liam Morrissey. His soft Irish lilt and feline grace can’t disguise his sheer strength. Nor can the silver chain at his throat, designed to control the aggression of his kind, completely reassure her that this man has been tamed. Yet when a feral shifter begins to stalk them both, Liam is the only one she trusts with her life. She’ll let him claim her—for her protection, for her pride, and for a passion that knows no bounds.
©2004 Jennifer Ashley (P)2010 Audio Realms, Inc.
Never another book read by Traci Odom. Irish accent good, but it could not make up for poor reading skills. Speed was Ok, but Odom does not have the range to be a good reader. Author had a good outline, but needed better editing. I would not buy another of this authors work unless listeners gave it an great must buy rating.
Immortal series much better.
story needs more work before movie material
Based upon the reviews, I tried this book and was very disappointed. The story concept was unique and had a lot of promise but the execution was not at all what I had hoped for. The main characters are seemingly in love almost instantly, the dialogue is frequently repetitive and stilted and does not convincingly convey the characters' emotions. Perhaps I would have liked the book had the performance been better. It is one of the worst read audiobooks I have purchased on audible in years. Other than trying to have an Irish accent for a main character, the narrator read the novel so fast, with no distinction between characters, sentences and/or chapters, I just wanted her to take a breath and stop for 3 seconds between chapters. She read the book in a monotonous tone that was painful to listen to, I kept listening only because I was hoping that this would get better. It never did. I would be willing to give the author another try but only in print.
There is technically nothing wrong with Ashley's writing, but her characters lack distinct personalities. I couldn't really get interested in the characters because there was no depth. And what there was of the characters and the story had the life sucked out of them by the narrator. I'm sure she's good at something, like textbooks or self-help. Her delivery was just so stiff and rushed. There was no natural flow. It just sounded like she was nervous about reading in front of the class. But, then again, the author didn't give her much to work with.
I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)
I am loving the mate thing right now. Wolf, bear, shifter or whatever and this book does not disappoint.
Liam Morrissey is a shifter and second in command of his shifter town and clan. Kim is lawyer and a human who strolls in shifter town looking to defend another shifter for a recent murder. Liam kind of goes into mating frenzy with Kim and Ashley just does and awesome job developing the story about the shifter town, the clan and how the shifters are treated alongside the human population. I usually don't like my shifter to be mistreated, but it totally works in this book, because they are but they are actually stronger because of it. So I made me happy. I love when Liam collar comes off he goes all Super Liam! Gonna kill everything in sight!!! Priceless!!!
Ashley is a great period writer as well, from her McKenzie brother series...So I love how the guy gets the girl, then guy lose the girl, then guy get the girl back played out in this book. Just like a classic romance novel, but in shifter format! Totally awesome. I loved it. And Liam bit her. LOVED IT!!!! Like I said...I am totally into the whole mate thing right now.
Narration was actually really good. This is my first Odom book. I liked her accents and variation of shifters voices. I love narrators who change their voice inflections. Odom did a great job.
A great buy/credit.
Great start to new series.
The ease and simplicity of the narration - and I always love me some gorgeous men who get naked at the drop of a hat.
Well, Liam was pretty delectable, so I'd have to go with him.
I have. This one is good. I wouldn't say it's my favorite of her work, but it's still worth the listen.
Yes, but it wasn't possible.
I've enjoyed the world that Jennifer Ashley has created with her shifters. Each of her characters are well developed and have fun/interesting/sometimes quirky personalities. I could only listen when on the open road - too engaging to try and listen to it in traffic ;-) I'd recommend it.
I'd recommend the book but not read by Traci Odom! I really like the story line that Jennifer Ashley has taken with her writing. I even like her historical romance writings, and this series does not disappoint, but the narration really made the story dull and hard to listen too. If you want to read this one, I say get the hard copy you will enjoy it much more!
I would compare this book to those written by Jacquelyn Frank. I really enjoy her series also!
No!! No!! NO!!!!!!!
I could see this being a tv series. Who could star...maybe Jason Momoa. That is one fine man!
If you like reading the whole series and getting to know the character in each book, Jennifer Ashley delivers, but do yourself the favor, don't try to listen to Traci Odom read them. You'll just be disappointed!
I have listened to about 3 minutes (even though it feels longer) of this story and I had to look at the speed I was listening to a number of times to make sure I didn't have it on too fast. Wow - talk about a speed reader with no expression or fluency.
I have enjoyed all the books I have read from Audible - but this one is really not the best by a long shot.
I tried to pick up the storyline but found that difficult. After listening to Shannon's Scheme this is a real let down I am sorry to say. Oh well back to the books and find one that I can continue enjoying.
Would not change anything about this book.
I love the scene in the bedroom when Kim is first attacked. The way it is written really makes you feel the tension in the room.
I loved Liam she made him playful and her accent was very believable.
This seems like a pale version of the changeling series written by Nalini Singh, both the story and the narrators. I only listened to the first book in this series, and sampled the rest, but just not interested.
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