Jennifer Ashley’s GUARDIAN'S MATE is an exciting adventure worthy of the Shifters Unbound Series. Wolf Shifter Rae Lyall is the first woman ever chosen to be a Guardian. She heads from her Montana Shiftertown to Alaska to train with Zander Moncrieff, a polar bear Shifter/healer. The two face numerous threats, needing to make sure they are not caught by Shifter Bureau. This contemporary PNR is suitable for adult audiences.
I really like both Rae and Zander. They get off to a rocky start. Rae is given the job of Guardian. A position she does not want and one other shifters are not supporting her in. Zander just wants to be left alone. The two are stuck with each other and make the best of the situation. They have great chemistry and entertaining conversations.
Rae is young is shifter years, just recently undergoing her Transition. Rae has no idea who her birth parents are. She was adopted by the feline leader of the Montana pack. Zander is a fun character. He is over one hundred and fifty years old. He is a collarless polar bear shifter that everyone thinks is insane. He is a goddess-touched gifted healer that cares greatly about the shifter race.
I love that characters from previous Shifter Unbound books make an appearance in this story, particularly, Dylan and Sean Morrissey.
I enjoyed the plot. It was fast paced and exciting. There were interesting twists and lots of obstacles to overcome. GUARDIAN'S MATE is a wonderful fit with the rest of the series. I’m looking forward to Jennifer Ashley’s next book in the series.
Complimentary copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.