Autumn North would never marry a man for money or mate a shifter she despises. Although, she doesn’t have a lot of options and she’s been backed into a corner one too many times. To save herself and protect her family, she just might have to give up what she can’t bear to let go of.

Garrett Justice will do anything to protect Autumn—even from the dangerous shifter who has already laid claim to her. But if he can’t contain the mating urges of his inner beast when he’s with her, how can he keep her safe indefinitely?

Garrett and Autumn don’t exactly meet on peachy terms, but once they discover just how much they need each other, nothing will tear them apart—not even an arranged mating for which she’s become obligated to fulfill.

Sexy shifters and their feisty mates who aren’t shy about loving each other – so, this is an adult, 18+ reader tale.

Titles in the Aspen Valley Wolf Pack series include:  Shifter Untamed – Wolf Unbound – Outlaw Unleashed – Rebel Unveiled – Omega Unmasked – Mountain Wolf

Title:  Wolf Unbound
Series:  Aspen Valley Wolf Pack #2
Author:  Amber Ella Monroe
Published:  October 11, 2016
My Rating:  4 stars

All it takes is one completely rotten, corrupt, entitled, arrogant scumbag to ruin a community or a wolf pack.  Simon would be that one man.  His belief that anything he wants is his for the taking has caused his pack to slowly break down.  People are fleeing the area and the Beta who is now in control, and the murders he’s committed to keep his place, and the things he wants under his control.  One of those things he wants and intends to get is Autumn.  Her family has owned the tavern in their town, and on her father’s death it’s now up to Autumn to run.  Unfortunately, years ago her father made an agreement that would give Autumn to Simon as a mate in exchange for financial help.  Her father never would have done that if he’d had any idea of the type of man Simon would grow to become, or perhaps he was always scum but hid it well.  No matter the past, the present was dangerous for Autumn and she was doing everything in her power to escape Simon’s clutches – only time has finally run out.

Garrett is in town on pack business for his brother Dane, the Alpha of the Aspen Valley Wolves.  Garrett, and his brothers, are often sent out as outlaws or lone wolves to lend a hand in matters where shifter’s rights are not being treated equally under the human laws… or where trouble is brewing and needs tending to.  This town’s pack is falling apart after the death, murder of their Alpha.  The old Alpha has asked for assistance and Garrett is in town to do what he does best – take care of trouble.  He’s used to finding himself in dangerous situations, but this time around it’s his heart that is going to be in just as much trouble.  Stepping in to help Autumn is the right thing to do, it’s also the path to his and their future… should they survive.

Wolf Unbound is a gritty, intense and certainly steamy story of Garrett and Autumn’s road to each other.  I like this couple.  Garrett is the perfect picture of the bad boy who has a heart of gold and the strength to make matters right again.  Autumn is spunky, brave in the face of a true danger and stubborn enough to not back down from a fight.  The journey to their happy future will be covered in blood, death and the nasty piece of crap that Simon proves himself to be.  The past will be destroyed, but the future can rebuild and bring peace to this town once again.

If you enjoy gritty Shifter Romance with an intense story, likable main characters and the threads of subplots woven throughout a series then Wolf Unbound and the Aspen Valley Wolf Pack series is something you’ll want to pick up.  I’d recommend this story and this series to anyone who enjoys a good story and a couple you can root for.

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