Wolf Shifter Broderick is stuck looking after his three younger brothers and a Collar-less Shifter who is driving him crazy, but he’s putting up with it for Joanne, the human woman he, for some reason, wants to impress. Joanne Greene, while grateful to Broderick for rescuing her sister, doesn’t know what to make of him. She’s been a loner most of her life, better able to relate to computers and coding than to people, until she’s drawn into the world of the Shifters.
Broderick is everything Joanne is not—a fighter and a tracker, from a rough-and-tumble family, better at working with his hands than understanding the netherworld of Joanne’s computer programmer life. Broderick is also extremely protective, wanting to draw her under his care as he does everyone else.
When Broderick is captured, mistaken for a Guardian, it’s Joanne who figures out that hackers are after the Guardian Network, the database that holds the deep secrets of Shifters past and present. Strangely, Broderick now holds the key to stopping the deadly danger of the network's breach, and Joanne with her coding skills is the only one who can help him.
I've been reading this series for a long time and I love these books and this one is no exception. When reading a series you really get to know the secondary characters and I've been wondering about Broderick since his character popped up. While Joanne and Broderick are attracted to each other they haven't acted on it. Tiger tells him that Joanne is his mate but he still doesn't believe it. I just have to say that I love Tiger. His character ever since he was found has evolved a lot and I was really happy to read more about him in this book.
There's a mystery story line going on in this book and Broderick gets trapped in another world but finds out some things while there that I'm sure will show up in subsequent books.
A guardian has been killed so a new guardian has to be picked. When Broderick holds a piece of the guardian sword and doesn't want to let it go, I figured that he would be the next guardian but he made it pretty clear that he doesn't want that and who is the next guardian is left wide open at the end of the book and I really think when something as big as that is brought up in a book, there should be a conclusion to it by the end of the book.
This book was great and I always like it when two characters that are struggling to see what is right in front of them, finally see the light and get together.
I am hoping that some where down the line that the shifters aren't so discriminated against and segregated into shifter towns. My hope is that the hefty restrictions the humans have put on them including having to wear the collars and restrictions of tech will be lifted at some point and they won't be seen as animals that need to be caged for everyone's protection.
I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.
If you'd like to buy this book for yourself, you can do so here. At the time I bought it, the book was just .99 at the time.