Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Red Wolf by Jennifer Ashley ~ Review

The New York Times bestselling author of Guardian’s Mate returns to the world of the Shifters and a tale of a new love under fire...
Lupine Shifter Dimitri has always had to defend himself to other Shifters. As a red wolf, he’s not considered a “pure” wolf, and the battles have honed him into a tough fighter, a champion of the fight clubs. Jaycee Bordeaux, a leopard Shifter, is Dimitri’s staunchest defender and oldest friend. Dimitri is determined to turn that friendship into a mate bond.

Jaycee loves that idea, but she knows that a mate bond can’t be forced. And when Dimitri and Jaycee are called on to go undercover to protect collared Shifters, she knows the dangers ahead will make or break their future together.


One of the things I really enjoy about this series is how so many different stories can exist in this world.  This book shows that so well.  The story spins in a different direction while still being part of the world I love.

I first met Jaycee and Dimitri in Kendrick's story, White Tiger.  Don't worry though, this book stands alone.  It was just interesting to me that in White Tiger, Dimitri confessed his feeling for Jaycee and things could have been done.  Nope.  This author masterfully crafted them their own story even after the truth about feeling were out in the open.  And what a story it was.

I admit being concerned at the beginning that there wouldn't be much romance or tension left since Jaycee knew how Dimitri felt.  I needed have worried.  This is where the whole spin in a different direction came into play.  And we meet some shady shifters that I certainly wasn't expecting.  

The romance between these two is a tricky thing and I was so happy with how it worked.  Dimitri is determined.  Jaycee is...well she's a cat.  They sometimes need convincing.  The way she gets convinced is perfection.  

As for the story, it was interesting to see part of the Fae world spill into this one.  That aspect of the series comes and goes in the books and I always find it interesting when it pops up.  Just like shifters, there are good Fae and bad Fae.  I liked how this story introduced us to another aspect of the Fae.  Lots of good stuff there.

Mostly, this story was all Dimitri.  He's a tracker.  He loves Jaycee.  And he's this gorgeous rare red wolf.  But what he really is is special and he was the story for me.  I loved him.  He's protective and caring.  He does his job well.  He's loyal.  He fights hard.  I so love a good shifter and he's the best.

I feel like I keep saying how much I'm enjoying this series but it's true.   I've found another rereading series that can just sooth me to read it over and over.  I need those kind of books.  Ones I can trust to take me another world I wouldn't mind living in.  Where I can enjoy myself and be happy.  That's this book.  This series.  If you haven't read it and you are a shifter lover like me, then make sure and check this one out! 


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