4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Good addition to the series. but why can't we still have the Morrisseys clan tales?,
This review is from: Wild Cat (Shifters Unbound) (Kindle Edition)
Book 3 in the Shifters Unbound series moves from Austin, Texas to Las Vegas, and features for the first time, a shifter female lead, Cassidy, and a human cop male lead, Diego.
Cassidy and Diego meet one night when she saves his life and the life of two other cops who are being shot at by an unknown assailant. She's not supposed to be there, as she's a collared-shifter outside of her permitted area, but she's there to fulfil/honour the one-year anniversary of her mate's death, by performing a ritual ceremony.
Diego knows that if he hands her over to the shifter division, she'll be brutally punished, so he handles her case...which means having constant check-ins, and him being involved in shifter life and learning more about them, their values, their secrets...
There is a lot going on in this tale, as Cassidy is the No2 in her brother's pack, and therefore, a pack-protector, so she's tracking down the mysterious shooter, trying to find her mate's killer, whilst still trying to overcome her pain and her loss. I think this book gave far more insight into shifter culture, but I was surprised that a human cop, albeit one who had done the entire pack a service, was privy to so much 'insider' information, but at the same time, Diego from the very start of his association with the pack, proved his measure and his worth.
There's more to the tale, as Diego has his own past and agenda, and we get to see the leads from the next tale, which should prove interesting, as yet again, it's a 'match' that we've not come across in the series as yet. Sparks are already flying between that couple in this tale, and from the preview of the next book that we get at the end of this one, it sounds great.
The only reason that this tale loses a * for me, is that other then Dylan Morrissey, none of his family are featured. If I'm not mistaken, Liam should be a father by now, so it would have been nice to have had some news of that pack, but from Dylan's appearance in this tale, perhaps an alliance has been made, or perhaps we may get back to them in future books.
Overall, a non-stop book, with interesting background to the shifters and their origins, and in particular, what 'mating' entails. It might help to check out the short tale Shifter Made, which appears in The Mammoth Book Of Irish romance, and also as a free-standing short Kindle read, which explains more about the shifter and Fae connections, the swords that mean so much to the shifters, and how their lives were created, but then changed, by their ancestors, as what happens in this tale stems directly from shifter origins.