I received this book for free from the Author . This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Body Guard by Jennifer Ashley
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Elizabeth Chapman is saved from an armed robber by a giant Kodiak bear who shifts into a large, well-muscled, and fully bare human. 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, where she finds that mateless Ronan takes care of Shifters who have no families or clans of their own. Having grown up in foster care herself, Elizabeth can only admire how protective Ronan is, even while she chafes at the confinement.
But Ronan will only let her leave the safety of Shiftertown if he becomes her 24/7 bodyguard. Elizabeth finally agrees. The trouble is, the sassy human Elizabeth is triggering Ronan's long-buried need to find himself a mate.
Yesterday I posted a look at the full box set and promised to follow up with individual reviews of each story – Today is Bodyguard by Jennifer Ashley.
I really enjoyed this installment of the Shifters Unbound series and can’t believe I didn’t read it when it was first published. The pair are of course well matched but I really appreciated that they both were able to get a real home as a part of this story.
Elizabeth is used to taking care of everything around her and trying to take care of herself. She’s got a past that I wouldn’t wish on anyone but she has emerged from it as a very strong willed woman. She’s taking care of her younger sister and the pressure of making sure their lives are safe and happy have made her tired but aching for someone to share it with. She’s lonely… I know hard to think but she’s been burned by so many things that when she’s confronted with an armed robber she isn’t 100% willing to back down but is trying to figure out how to get out of the situation alive when out of nowhere a bear comes to save her. As she gets drawn in to a mess caused by her being willing to do the right thing to defend him she’s going to end up with a man who will do everything he can to make her happy even if it means letting her go.
Ronan just wanted to protect Elizabeth since she’s been nothing but kind to the shifters who frequent her store. When he saves her from the robber he ends up having to take her into his protection in Shiftertown. Unfortunately she isn’t willing to back down even when it is uncovered that she’s managed to catch the attention of one of the drug lords in Austin. As he fights to protect this strong woman he discovers that she has a lot of secrets and is also at her core lonely like him. He’s such a great character and seeing him interact with his wards will make you smile. This is a man who has such a deep heart and sense of what should be done even at sacrifice to himself that you will smile as he finds the perfect mate. I loved how willing he was to fight for what was right and to be willing to do anything that Elizabeth needed without pressuring her even though it would cost him dearly if she left.
This was such a sweet story and I’m glad that I was able to get my hands on this box set so I could enjoy it.