Review: A Shifter Christmas Carol (Shifters Unbound #11.75) by Jennifer Ashley

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A Shifter Christmas Carol Book Cover A Shifter Christmas Carol
Shifters Unbound #11.75
Jennifer Ashley
Paranormal Romance - Urban Fantasy
JA / AG Publishing
December 7th 2018


Dylan Morrissey forgoes the Shifters’ traditional Yule celebration, to his family’s dismay. Instead, he joins Ben at the haunted house in New Orleans, planning to meet with potential, if dangerous, allies in the Shifters’ constant struggle for freedom.

But the sentient house has other ideas. Dylan wakes up—or rather doesn’t—unable to move or speak, and is taken on a journey to the past, present, and future.

Ben, Zander, and Tiger are his guides, but is what they are showing him truth?

Return to Shiftertown for a Shifters Unbound take on a classic Christmas tale!


**Please note that their are spoilers below in my review.**

A Shifter Christmas Carol gives us more of a taste of Dylan. When the author told use that we where going to be digging into Dylan, I was thrilled, but unfortunately this novella left me unsatisfied.

Dylan is a man of few words and his goal is to protect his family and save all shifter kind. The author takes us on A Christmas Carol storyline with Dylan. The sentient house, which I love this house, shows Dylan the past, present, and future. I’m not a fan of this storyline. It’s so over done.

During the timeline when Dylan goes to the present we get a scene that had me going, uh no. He has ghostly sex with Glory, his women, not truly mated, but they are committed to each other. This scene was just weird.

Once we are done with the Christmas Carol storyline, Dylan see’s that he needs to be home and not follow through on this plans. He goes home, tells his family he loves them, talks to Andrea’s Fae Father, Fionn, and then goes off and has sex with Glory. The end.

I adore the Shifters Unbound series, but I could have done with out this novella. It was enjoyable, but not my favorite. Yes, we do get to understand Dylan more, but I felt it was just to short and the storyline was not my cup of tea.

Rated: 3 Stars

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

8 comments on “Review: A Shifter Christmas Carol (Shifters Unbound #11.75) by Jennifer Ashley

  1. I didn’t even know that this story existed. I’m going to have to check it out. I love this series.
    Melanie Simmons recently posted…PERfunctory afFECTION Audiobook by Kim Harrison (REIVEW)My Profile

    • I’ve had fun with this series and I have my favorites. I really wanted to like this one, but it didn’t fit for me. Still can’t wait to read the next one that comes.

  2. Someday I’ll get to this series! Thanks for the review.
    Jen recently posted…Sunday Snippet: Bisecter by Stephanie FazioMy Profile

    • I hope you enjoy the series whenever you get around to trying/reading!

  3. I think the house sounds fun too. Sorry this one didn’t work for you:)
    Laura Thomas recently posted…Spotlight and Giveaway ~ Guilty As Charred by Devon DelaneyMy Profile

    • We see the house in a few of the other novellas and novels too, which is great for a fan and one who loves the house, like me. Ya, I was bummed this one didn’t hit it off with me, but it happens. Thank’s for visiting.

  4. I missed this one since I only did the audios of the series. I don’t think I’m sorry I missed it now. The house would be great though. I love that house!
    Tanya @ Rantings of a Reading Addict recently posted…Excerpt & Giveaway ~ Awakened by Moni BoyceMy Profile

    • I loved the house. Who doesn’t love a sentient house, but the whole Christmas Carol thing, eh. Not for me. I won’t be read this one again, but I’ve got the book for my collection. Thank’s for stopping in.