Jace Warden is sent to the Shiftertown in Austin to find a way to free all Shifters from their Collars. But pulling off the Collars can cause Shifters to go mad or kill them outright.
In Austin, Jace meets Deni Rowe, a wolf Shifter with troubles of her own—she was deliberately run down in the road, and while her body has healed, she still has episodes of total memory loss during which she retreats into her pure animal self.
Jace has never met anyone like Deni. Courageous and beautiful, she volunteers to help him test the Collar removal. And as Deni and Jace work together, they feel the mate bond begin. But can Jace help Deni believe she can heal enough to be anyone’s true mate?
I cruised through this novella in an afternoon. I love the Shifters Unbound series. If you're not familiar with the characters Jace is Eric's son... the head of the Las Vegas shifters and Deni is Ellison's sister. Jace is visiting Austin to help with the problem of trying to remove the collars when he meets Deni.
This one wasn't as good as some of the other Shifters Unbound books but it was still worth the read. You might remember from Ellison's book that Deni has some major issues after a car rammed her on her motorcycle the year before. She has a hard time holding back her feral side and has blackouts.
There isn't much romance in this story at all. It's a series of events that throws together two very unlikely shifters. I enjoyed the story altogether though I can't say I have a favorite part or quote for this one.