Shielding Her by Kelly Lucille
Series: Keeping Her #7
Also in this series: At One's Pleasure, Keeping Her, Marrying Her
Published by KLM Publishing on July 29, 2018
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Eli Ramsay is the last unmated adult male of the Lionsgate pack, but that doesn't mean he's looking for anything more complicated than some after hours fun in the sun when Lionsgate is called back to “A Bene Placito” on a job. Body guarding the new manager of a hotel built for pleasure on a private island for shifters might sound sexy, but all it takes is one meeting with the oh so buttoned up and completely human Margaret Whitney Baxter to know that she's as cold as she is beautiful.
But then first impressions can be misleading.
The last book in the Keeping Her Series is also a return to the world of "At One's Pleasure," so expect things to get HOT.
In Shielding Her karma finally catches up to Eli and he gets his mate…and she’s an ice princess…bwahahaha. Considering how much he tortured his pack mates by flirting with their women, I don’t think karma dealt him quite enough justice but since I liked Maggie I’ll let it go.
Maggie was a surprise. She was the bride that brought Rebecca to the island for her fateful meeting with her alpha hunks in At One’s Pleasure. That wedding worked out for Rebecca in so many wonderful ways but poor Maggie ended up married to a monster. She’s now hiding on the island and working in Miley’s old job while she tries to get her divorce sorted.
Griffin, one of Rebecca’s mates, brought in the Lionsgate Pack to not only beef up security before the birth of their child but also to protect Maggie from her soon to be whackjob ex-husband. And then they assigned Eli the job of being her personal bodyguard since everyone else was newly mated. Once he figured out she was his mate you can bet he guarded her very, very well. Wink-Wink-Nudge-Nudge.
I loved the packs getting back together on the island. There was lots of happy stuff going on as both packs are expanding in the best of ways. We also get a taste of what happens when alpha males experience a mate in labor.
The one thing I missed was action. I got used to there being a certain body count in this series with some of my favorite shifters demonstrating how easy it is to pull bad guys apart limb by limb. But I didn’t get that (I’ve got my pouty face on right now), and for as truly horrid as Maggie’s ex-husband turned out to be, I don’t think he suffered enough. As I’ve mentioned in the past, I’m a bloodthirsty bitch when it comes to whackjob asshats so this is more than likely a “me” thing, and probably won’t be an issue for most others.
Shielding Her was funny, sexy, and sweet, and did have one part that was a bit scary but not in the way you are thinking. With Eli being the last of the Lionsgate Pack’s adult to get mated, I’m hoping we’ll see a certain council enforcer next, especially since I think there are some council threads left dangling. I also wouldn’t be adverse to a story about a bear or two…or three.
Rating: 4 Karma’s Was Kind To Eli Stars
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