Series: Shifters Unbound #4.5, Time Hunters #2.5, The Elementals #1.5
Published by Berkley on March 5th 2013
Merely Adequate Anthology
UNBOUND is a collection of four stories. Overall, I rate this a 3.
ENFORCER (Angela Knight): This is the story of Dona and Alerio who are genetically engineered enforcers. There is a serious complication because Alerio is Dona’s superior and she has a bad history with men. This is the longest selection in the book. I haven’t read the other books in this series but this one nearly lost me in the first ten pages. I really struggled to get into the story. There was too much that a new reader needs to understand. Perhaps a series reader would enjoy it better. Rating: 3.
PERFECT MATE (Jennifer Ashley): This is part of the Shifters Unbound Series. This is the story of Bear shifter Nell who finds herself as the subject of interest of a newcomer Bear shifter Cormac. Cormac is looking for a mate, but single mother Nell has loved and lost before and says she has no interest. Cormac is a determined Bear. I was not inclined to like Nell from previous books. Here, however, I really came to understand her prickly nature. The romance between Cormac and Nell is not as good as the other books in the series, but for fans of the series, this is a good addition. Rating 3.5.
THE HUNTER’S CABIN (Jean Johnson): This is the story of Kiereseth and Vielle are on the run when he is accused of treason. They take refuge in a cabin. This story had promise because I liked the concept and the characters and their relationship was interesting. However, I think there was too much that I needed to know from the rest of the series. By the time that I started figuring it out this really short story was done. Rating 2.5.
NO SURPRISE MORE MAGICAL (Hanna Martine): This is the story of David and Kelsey. They were to be married but David called it off because he loved Kelsey. This is also part of a series. I haven’t read anything else by this author. I was sad about this story because I really liked the characters but there was too much going on and the story relied exclusively on the characters not talking too one another. Rating 2.5.