Untamed Shifter Love has 5 great short stories from different authors all about shifters finding their mates. Ashlynn Monore graciously gave me a copy of this one to review, and I really enjoyed all of the stories.This is a great collection if you’re looking to dip your toe into the world of shifter romances, or if you’re just looking for a quick read.
For each short story I’ll add the description, and and then links to the author that wrote the story. My review will be at the end. 🙂
MOUSE AND THE BOUNTY HUNTER by C. L. Scholey
A mouse by any other name would still be a mouse. Except Carlin is no mouse—it’s just her nickname. Kidnapped by a Kodiak bear shifter and his gang, they demand Carlin shift into the mouse they think she is to help them rob a bank. When she’s unable to shift, her captor assumes she’s merely frightened and she’ll eventually shift…or die.
Tarvor has been on the gang’s tail for years. The bounty hunter wasn’t in any rush to capture the thieving nuisances, but now they have his mate. No more will Tarvor let the shifter gang run loose. Tarvor wants Carlin, and he wants her now.
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LORD OF THE HUNT by Juliet Cardin
For generations the men of the Cole family have turned into wolves. Balen Cole has relentlessly searched for an end to the transformation. He becomes especially desperate when his betrothed arrives earlier than expected, seeking his protection.
Alena Harford had to rush to Balen’s side when another man sought to claim her as his own. Though she’s heard the rumors about the Cole family, Alena is willing to risk anything to be Balen’s bride. She plays the role of a delicate lady, but she isn’t as helpless as she leads others to believe.
The pair finds love in each other’s arms. But can they survive when a vile menace arrives threatening to expose their secrets and endangers their very lives?
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MOONLIGHT by Ashlynn Monroe
Joslyn Jamison is a human woman that was raised by werewolves. After graduating college, she returns home, trying to decide if she should marry her long-time boyfriend. The man she really desires is Kane Wolfe, the secret crush of her teen years, but he’s very off-limits.
Kane Wolfe is used to getting what he wants. He patiently waited for Jossy to grow up and see that she belongs to him, but he waited too long. Convincing the human that she’s a fit mate for a werewolf is harder than he thought it would be.
When Joslyn is thrown into the middle of a pack war Kane is prepared to do whatever it takes to protect her. She’s brave enough to live in his world, but is she courageous enough to accept him as her mate?
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THE HUNTER by Olivia Starke
In order to impress Mike Conner, her crush from the gym, Trinity Gaines decides to head to a local conservation area to snap some wildlife pics. When she’s attacked by a large animal, she’s left wounded and helpless against whatever is stalking her through the trees.
Hunter Mike Conner let a werewolf slip from his grasp. Then he finds Trinity stranded in the forest after being attacked by the monster, and he’s riddled with guilt. She’s been served a death sentence—one he’ll have to carry out himself in a few short weeks before she shifts.
The chemistry between them is undeniable, but Trinity and Mike find themselves in a fight for their lives. Will they survive or will the werewolf within Trinity destroy them both?
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WILLIAM’S WARRIOR by T. Cobbin
Porsha was born prematurely—a rare thing for a dragon shifter—and even as an adult, she’s still small. Because of her size her parents were very protective. Now, her mother and father have decided it’s time for her to mate, and they’re determined to find the perfect person. They plan a party to introduce her to those males they deem worthy. The night of the party, Porsha runs away, and shortly afterward she joins the staff at Dragon’s Heart as a waitress.
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All five of these shifter romances were great. The only author out of the five that I have read other books from is Ashlynn Monroe. All the rest are new to me authors. The stories were all quick and easy reads. My favorite two stories out of these five were definitely Moonlight by Ashlynn Monroe, and The Hunter by Olivia Starke.
Moonlight was about Kane and Josslyn, who are from Ashlynn’s Moonlight series, and this story was kind of a prequel to that series. I really hope she makes a full book out of this story because it would be great! There was lots of action, the romance was sweet, and I really loved it. It was nice to see Kane’s character when he was younger and in love.
The hunter was great. It was a story about the hunter falling in love with the hunted. In this shifter romance, werewolves can’t control themselves once they turn into one. They are full of bloodlust and just want to kill. Can love for Mike keep Trinity from becoming the monster she was created to be? I really wish this one had been longer or could be turned into a full book, because I loved these characters. I will definitely have to check out more from this author!
Lord of the Hunt was my next favorite. It was set in an earlier era, and the shifters turned into wolves. I loved the backstory of how a witch put a curse on the family and that is why they can shift to wolves. The twist with Alena at the end was awesome, and I really enjoyed it! This is another author I will have to look into.
William’s Warrior and Mouse and the Bounty Hunter were good. William’s Warrior was about a dragon shifter girl whose parents shielded her and kept her hidden away her whole life to protect her because she is so small for a dragon shifter. When she finally runs away to gain freedom for herself she finds William. I loved the nickname of “Little Warrior” that William gives her. She’s definitely feisty and independent which I loved. It was definitely interesting. Mouse and the Bounty Hunter is about a human girl that gets mistaken for a mouse shifter because her nickname is mouse.
The one thing I thought was great about this collection is all 5 stories have a different take on what shifters are or can do or how they came to be. One was where the world just consists of werewolf shifters, where the wolves were bloodthirsty and only looking to kill. Another the humans became wolves because of a curse. One was in a world where there is only wolf shifters, but they have thoughts and emotions and can control their wolves, and another was about dragon shifters living in a world with other animal shifters. All in all a great mix!
All in all these were 5 great short stories, and it’s a great collection for anyone wanting a few quick reads, or is just wanting to dip a toe into the world of shifter romances (do it….. you’ll fall for the genre 😉