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Bodyguard

Shifters Unbound
Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
Series: Shifters Unbound, Book 2.5
Length: 5 hrs
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Summary

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. Here 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.

©2011 Jennifer Ashley (P)2013 Tantor

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Plenty of action, romance and humor.

Facing an armed robber who intends to kill her, Elizabeth Chapman is trying to figure a way out of the mess when Ronan a Kodiak bear shifter comes to her rescue.

Unfortunately no good deed goes unpunished, and when the robber's big brother comes after Elizabeth, she is in need of more protection and Ronan decides to become her permanent bodyguard.

I'm a huge fan of Jennifer Ashley's Shifters Unbound series and am delighted when i can find them in as audiobooks. In other words come on audible.co.uk, you only have the first book and two short novels for download, where is the rest of the series? You have them available on audible.com why not here?

This story is the first short novel in the series (book 2.5). If this is your first taste of the series, Shifters are second class citizens forced to live in ghettos because they are feared and/or hated by most humans. They are strong and independent, unwilling to give in to human rules and acting against human authority to keep their own culture and make their lives better.

The first two books in the series are about sexy/hot 'Alpha' males and how they find their mates, this book a little different. There is a sweetness to this love story to go with the action, romance and humor mentioned in the title and you get to learn a lot more about the characters who are usually in the backgound of the main books.

It's a great addition to the shifter series and l love it!

I'm off to download Hard Mated book 3.5 which is about Spike another of the background characters from the main books.










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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-01-19

Poor accents

Cris Dukehart seems to meld her accents in this one. Her last novel in this series had poor renditions of an Irish accent, but she attempted a Latino accent in this novel that sounded sadly similar to the Irish accent she's still attempting. It was distracting.

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  • Isaac
  • 23-01-15

Awesome

Bodyguard was a really good book in my opinion it had a good steady pace is very all the way through the book .
The narrator was good I didn't notice any gaps or mishaps anything like that was quite well done.
For me there is more than one most memorable moment the first one is when Elizabeth was getting robbed and rolling came to save her and the other one was when Elizabeth accepted the mating bond.

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  • Candateshia Pafford
  • 13-07-13

Love me some Shifters UnBound! Love me some JA!!!

Man o Man this was so good. Ok.. So when I got Tiger's Magic... Book 5, Rowan had a woman, and I was so confused... I was like what? Ok... this is the answer to that! This is like book 2.5, so this falls in between even Iona and the other shifter town in Austin. I loved how the books come out though... because we really don't know about Rowan's household until book 5... then this book, falls way way before that book, so you see Rowan's household before all of the events of book 5. You meet Olaf in book 5 but you get to know him in this book. Sooo cute. And Rowan... OMG! I never really pictured Rowan as a sexy man, until this book. He was always around with Liam and the other shifter, but now...I just want to squeeze and hug him and wrap him up in a big ol bear hug! This was awesome.

Great Credit/buy if you have any of the other shifter unbound books! U want this in your collection!

Narration was just awesome!

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  • CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹
  • 24-07-13

BEAUTY & THE BEAST - BUT WHO TAMES WHO?

You may gulp at the price for a 5 hr listen but if you're into the Shifters Unbound Series then this is a must have. I gave it only 3 stars purely because of it's short length.

Elizabeth's got issues and problems but she's one lucky girl when Ronan comes roaring to her rescue.... and stays despite gang leaders and her past catching up with her and they all want her dead. Ronan's a sweetheart and is feeling the 'mating urge' but, with her causing him, and his fellow shifters, all sorts of grief things soon get out of hand - but thankfully the cute and cuddly Kodiak bear can look after her and thankfully himself too.

Sweet romance, not your usual 'Alpha' type, not sexy or hot but a tender, feel-good, teddybear love story about secrets and trust along with a few evil villainous characters thrown in. We also hear of further developments/insights into the world of the Shifters that's been created so well by JA.

Worth a credit? I'm a Shifters fan so of course I'm gonna say Yes.

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  • Julia Danielsson
  • 08-01-20

Great characters introduced

I truly enjoyed hearing about the characters in the lone bear pack and looking forward to hear more about them. The narration was easy listening and I kept thinking about the novel whenever I had to turn it off. That’s always a good sign right?
About to start the 3rd novel in this series.

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  • MindyLou
  • 31-07-19

Another great story!

I love Ronan. He's such a big ole teddy bear, no pun intended. He is such a gentle soul and his ability to love and care for others so easily, without getting anything in return, is a gift. His desire to help Elizabeth is what starts this story off running and keeps it going from page one until the end. Elizabeth isn't sure of what to think of Ronan's desire to be there for her, but she gives in for the sake of her sister, Mabel. I really enjoyed this story. I have liked Ronan since the beginning and I'm so glad to see him get his HEA. Plus, we got to meet the other bears that live with him and, can I just say, Olaf is so cute. I'm really in love with this series. Of course, the first time I read this story as an ebook, but the audio is really great. Well done to the author and narrator. I can't wait to listen to the next story.

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  • Sandie
  • 17-10-18

short but sweet

first shifter book with a bear, I fully enjoyed the storyline and the background on the bear family.

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  • Kindle CustomerLMD
  • 02-09-18

Bodyguard

I enjoyed this story. It tells about a group of people that pull together to make a family. That blood is not the only thing that makes a family.

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  • AceLover
  • 09-08-18

Another great story

Makes me want a shifter of my own xD I am loving the series a lot and even the short stories are awesome. Don't be fooled that it's only 2.5 in the series, it's got a great plot for everyone to enjoy.

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  • Rowena1999
  • 05-08-18

Liked it; best of first 3 books

4/5 rating: this is book 2.5 in a series. This is my favourite book so far in the series; it didn't have the same issues of the previous books of dragging in spots. It was concise and enjoyable. (It was also half the length.)

The characters are genuine and likeable. The plot is suspenseful and interesting.

The narrator is great.