Tuesday, April 24, 2012

"Body Guard" By: Jennifer Ashley Review

"Body Guard"
By: Jennifer Ashley
Synopsis from Amazon:
     Elizabeth Chapman is saved from an armed robber by a giant Kodiak bear who shifts into a large, well-muscled, and fully naked human male. But when it's revealed that the robber is the brother of a dangerous criminal, Elizabeth finds herself the target of a vendetta.     Ronan, the Bear Shifter, takes her to Shiftertown for safety, where Elizabeth learns that the mateless Ronan, alone in the world, takes care of Shifters who have also been left on their own. Having grown up in foster care, Elizabeth can only admire how protective Ronan is.     But Ronan will only let Elizabeth leave the confines of Shiftertown if he becomes her 24/7 bodyguard. Elizabeth chafes at her restriction, but agrees. The trouble is, the sassy human Elizabeth is triggering Ronan's long-buried need to find himself a mate. 
My Thoughts:
    Jennifer Ashley is a true story teller, whether she's writing regency, contemporaries or paranormal romance. “Body Guard” continues her Shifter Unbound series as a short novella. Featuring Ronan, a bear shifter, and Elizabeth, a store owner, “Body Guard” is a great addition while also being a wonderful romance.
     I'm going to be honest, this is one of those books I picked up at 3am when I couldn't sleep, and I read it straight through until I had to go to work. Trying to go to sleep, the story kept me interested and pretty much required me to finish it in one sitting.
     Elizabeth is a store owner who is held up in a robbery and is surprised when Ronan, a bear shifter, attacks the suspect and saves her. Having little family and no one to really protect her, Ronan and his family take Elizabeth in. Slow to start, Ronan and Elizabeth slowly learn one another and become friends, something neither really had before.
     The romance in this one is a slow simmer but its a good simmer like stew. The two characters seem to fit one another and when they finally kiss you start to cheer. Beyond the characters within this story, I enjoyed seeing characters from the other Shifter books. Life goes on and its like getting a piece of cake after reading the book. A great addition by a wonderful author, a must read for anyone who is a fan of the series.

Book Details
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
Date of Publication: November 2011
# of Pages: 370

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