By Jennifer Ashley
She wasn’t ready to lead…
Chosen as the Guardian of her Montana Shiftertown, wolf Shifter Rae Lyall is facing opposition—for no woman has ever been selected for this powerful position. Still adjusting to the new authority thrust upon her, Rae travels to train with Zander Moncrieff, a Shifter healer, tasked with teaching her about her new role and its responsibilities.
He wasn’t ready to love…
A polar bear Shifter, Zander wears no Collar and follows no rules but his own. Rae finds him arrogant and demanding, yet compelling and intriguing. Zander has no wish to mate but the sassy Guardian is drawing him out of his shell, stirring feelings long suppressed. And when a new threat looms over Rae’s home, she and Zander must race to the rescue, forced closer to danger…and to each other.
Guardian’s Mate starts with an unlikely event in a shiftertown in Montana. The next guardian that was chosen was a female named Rae. Even Rae a wolf shifter couldn’t believe what was happening. Everyone including other guardians thought that somehow the selection process was rigged. Fearing for Rae’s position, her adoptive father sent her to Zander to be trained in all things guardian.
Zander, a polar bear shifter, is also gifted. He was gifted as a healer by the goddess. He also was slightly disbelieving that she had been chosen by the goddess until he was a witness to her gift when she had to help a shifter crossover before the Fae has a chance to steal the shifter soul.
After the emotional event of helping the shifter, Rae manages to do the impossible by breaking the Sword of the Guardian. The story then becomes a race to fix the sword before anyone finds out. There are many obstacles in their way and many that would like to see Rae fail as a guardian.
This was the first book I read in this series and I really enjoyed it. Rae and Zander’s banter was great. Rae was a strong character that you wanted to get behind to prove everyone wrong. I also was really touched by all the emotional aspects of this novel. I plan on going back to the beginning of this series to learn about all the characters that make up the different shiftertowns.
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