It was easy to get involved in this story without reading any others in this series so far, even though this is my first Jennifer Ashley book. The paranormal aspect is always fun and each author puts their own spin on that "world". Ms. Ashley made this book entertaining without being boring in the slightest. There is always something going on to keep you involved and you'll find it hard to put down. I loved the sexy by-play between Eric and Iona and the fact that Eric always wants to protect her. It's fun to see Iona try to resist her intense desire for Eric as she struggles to control her own life and not give in to what he wants for her. It takes a lot to keep my interest and I really enjoyed Mate Claimed because there really is so much going on to grab my attention (and keep it). Don't miss it!
When Eric sees Iona, he knows she's half shifter and in need of protection. He's willing to bring her into Shiftertown and protect her, but can't seem to keep his hands off her. Iona and her mother have always tried to hide the fact that she's half shifter. With shifter Eric following her wherever she goes, her secret is getting harder to keep, especially since her desire is so intense when he's around.
Eric Warden knows that half-Shifter wildcat Iona is passing for human, living without a Collar in the human world. He also knows that if she does not acknowledge her Shifter nature and her mating hunger, it could kill her.
Iona finds the mysterious and dangerous Eric, a wildcat and leader of his Shiftertown, haunting her dreams, but she vows never to take the Collar, fearing backlash against her mother and sister for hiding the fact that she's Shifter. But Eric is a compelling Shifter male, and Iona's hunger calls to him. Book 5 in the Shifters Unbound series. This is a full-length novel.