New shifter series are always a risk. So much has already been done and the plots tend to blur together. Unexpected Find is, well, a great find. It is the first in the new Royal Pride series. The world building is complex and I'm sure there will be more detail as the series progresses. Jazz is a strong, courageous woman and I very much approved of her reluctance to accept everything shifter Rafe tells her. There is a lot of great sex interspersed throughout this fascinating story. Ms. Corrigan's shifters are closer to animals themselves and their culture reflects that. The males, Rafe included, come very close to line that separates alpha from jerk. Luckily, the author's talent in story-telling saves Rafe but the jury is out on the rest of guys. Strong secondary characters draw the reader in and really set up a strong storyline. Fast-paced action and sizzling seduction combine to make a great read. Cannot wait for next one!
Jazz know about shifters but not in a good way. Her friend was killed and she was left with twin shifter newborns to care for. She's kept them safe but hidden. When a sexy man picks her up in a bar, she has no idea that everything is about to change. Rafe is a Royal Shifter and he's found the one woman who calls to him. He'll do everything he can convince the wary human that she's his keep.
Reviewed as Unexpected Find. This book has been re-issued with the new title Treasured Find.
Sometimes the greatest finds are unexpected.
After five centuries, Rafe Alexander knows what to expect from life—boredom, broken by the occasional call from Shifter Affairs.
No matter what the job, he always accepts their plea for help. As a Royal shifter, he’s the strongest of their kind. And without a mate, he has nothing to live for. Whatever the risk, he’ll take it.
But the task that leads him to West Virginia changes everything. A father is dead. A shifter child is missing. And the human female connected to both tragedies is hiding a secret.
Rafe must figure out what she knows, but his interest in Jasmine goes far beyond the case. She’s his true mate. And she doesn’t trust him. He can’t blame her. Loving him is more dangerous than the killer targeting her family. The only difference is that Rafe won’t ever let her escape. Nobody keeps a shifter from his mate.