Red Wolf by Jennifer Ashley

Red Wolf

The New York Times bestselling author of Guardian’s Mate returns to the world of the Shifters and a tale of a new love under fire...Lupine Shifter Dimitri has always had to defend himself to other Shifters. As a red wolf, he’s not considered a “pure” wolf, and the battles have honed him into a tough fighter, a champion of the fight clubs. Jaycee Bordeaux, a leopard Shifter...

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Red Wolf Reviews

  • Jennifer Ashley

    Dimitri is hot, Jaycee is kick-butt, they are a fun, fun couple (sparks, many sparks), plus action-adventure and the reappearance of the house from Wild Things. Dimitri and Jaycee are introduced in White Tiger.

  • Melindeeloo

    2.5 stars - This was okay for the most part, probably since there wasn't much build up in the romance and the story part of the story kicked up a bit late as well.

  • Marta Cox

    When an author writes a series that keeps going it's hard to keep it fresh whilst at the same time expanding the overall arc. Well Ms Ashley has cracked it here by giving us characters we know and yet at the same time pushing them into the unknown. Dimitri is a rare Red Wolf who has grown up uncollared within Kendrick's pack. His origins are unknown as his memories are hazy but one thing Dimitri has no doubt about are his feelings for Jaycee, the cutest leopard he's ever seen and also one who ab

    When an author writes a series that keeps going it's hard to keep it fresh whilst at the same time expanding the overall arc. Well Ms Ashley has cracked it here by giving us characters we know and yet at the same time pushing them into the unknown. Dimitri is a rare Red Wolf who has grown up uncollared within Kendrick's pack. His origins are unknown as his memories are hazy but one thing Dimitri has no doubt about are his feelings for Jaycee, the cutest leopard he's ever seen and also one who absolutely takes no bull from anyone! So he's mate claimed her but whilst he waits for Jaycee to decide the couple are tasked with infiltrating a group who seem set to cause trouble which could threaten the freedom of all shifters!

    Oo what a conundrum the author poses for this pair! Best friends and now lovers but can Jaycee really give up her freedom ? There's obviously so much love and trust between them but that final step just might be a step too far. Still with their undercover assignment in the most quirky sentient house Dimitri and Jaycee have lots to keep them on their toes or is that claws? Getting involved with shifters who seem more than obsessed by the Goddess leads them to discover a link to the Fae. Only shifters have come a long way since they were Battle Beasts that served the Fae but what if there are some who still think the old ways are the best? Dimitri and Jaycee will face their worst enemy and also confront the past that Dimitri has forgotten .

    I really enjoyed this and thought bringing the Fae into it really opened up this series for future possibilities . It's been fun learning about how the humans view them in previous books but obviously as they were originally servents of the Fae I've always been curious about just what has and indeed what could happen . Still this is a romance too so it would be remiss of me to ignore that . Dimitri is a sweetie and his love for Jaycee is palpable. Jaycee is so fiercely protective of him I was truly surprised that she wavered so long but their relationship is without doubt solid. Yes I got swept away by this book and love that it's ended in a way that means certain characters will return but for now it's a happy union for Dimitri and Jaycee which leaves this reader smiling

    This voluntary take is of a copy I requested from Netgalley and is my honest opinion

  • RachelW (BamaGal)

    Dimitri and Jaycee grew up together in the same Shifter group, the one run by Kendrick. They went through transition together, and have always been each other's best friend. Dimitri (a Red Wolf Shifter) has asked Jaycee to accept his mate claim; but she has been hesitant due to the changes it will bring to their easy friendship.

    They are asked by former Alpha Dylan to attempt to infiltrate a fringe Shifter group, one which may be involved in shady dealings that are a threat to all Shifters. Dimit

    Dimitri and Jaycee grew up together in the same Shifter group, the one run by Kendrick. They went through transition together, and have always been each other's best friend. Dimitri (a Red Wolf Shifter) has asked Jaycee to accept his mate claim; but she has been hesitant due to the changes it will bring to their easy friendship.

    They are asked by former Alpha Dylan to attempt to infiltrate a fringe Shifter group, one which may be involved in shady dealings that are a threat to all Shifters. Dimitri and Jaycee head off to New Orleans, where they are rather easily accepted into the group by their enigmatic leader Brice. It isn't long before they realize that the Shifter group is a cult, with Bruce as their all powerful leader. They discover that Brice may have very close ties with the Shifters worst enemy, the Fae. Not only that, he may have ties to Dimitri's tortured youth, a past he has long blocked from his mind.

    Interesting entry into the 'Shifters Unbound' series. A bit of different plotline for the books, while staying true to the world. It's good that this far into the series Ashley can still keep the stories fresh and entertaining; and with an evolving storyline.

  • Sophia Triad

    No matter how much I adore this series or how much I anticipated this book or how much I wanted to read about a red wolf shifter, it took me a while to finish it.

    And that was because the beginning of the book is so slow. There are a lot of explanations about the shifters and the shifters’ towns and their behavior. Maybe a small prologue in the next books from now on would be better for the new fans. For me, some of the explanations especially about the shifters

    No matter how much I adore this series or how much I anticipated this book or how much I wanted to read about a red wolf shifter, it took me a while to finish it.

    And that was because the beginning of the book is so slow. There are a lot of explanations about the shifters and the shifters’ towns and their behavior. Maybe a small prologue in the next books from now on would be better for the new fans. For me, some of the explanations especially about the shifters’ behavior were not really necessary.

    So, during the first chapters, I missed the tension and the humor some of the previous favorite novels have.

    Moreover I definitely disliked Jaycee, the leopard shifter and I was not really warm to Dimitri, the red wolf shifter. We have met them both briefly in the “White Tiger” where Jaycee wanted someone she could not have (Kendrick) and she was a completely bitch towards his future mate and Dimitri obviously wanted Jaycee hopelessly.

    Things will be smooth-running really quickly in this story with Jaycee forgetting about Kendrick, becoming a close friend of his mate and thinking of the mate-claim by Dimitri.

    From Chapter Six onwards, the real adventure begins. And I loved it!

    Dimitri and Jaycee will need to go to New Orleans and investigate a group of shifters that behave strangely.

    There, they will meet

    -Ben again (who desperately needs his book and his HEA),

    -the group of shifters that believe in goddess but they do not exactly behave accordingly

    -their mysterious leader and bear shifter, Brice

    -the remarkable sentient lonely HOUSE with the strong personality that we met in “Wild Things”.

    Thus slowly but surely, I was lost once more in the incredible world of powerful shifters who were forced to wear collars in order to be controlled by the clueless humans. I was lost in the magical world of arrogant Fae who like to treat Shifters like animals. I met again old characters (Tiger, Zander and Dylan) and I was introduced to new ones (Lady Aisling, Angus and Casey).

    And I started believing in the Happily Ever After of the lonesome and scarred Dimitri and the difficult-to-trust-and-to-show-love Jaycee.

    It is a great

    story. The ending was more than satisfying.

  •  Rosebud

    Dimitri & Jaycee, two of Kendrick's best trackers who are also tied in a mate claim, agree to infiltrate a splinter group of shifters suspected to have aligned with the Fae though it's believed these shifters are being coerced for reasons unknown.

    Traveling to New Orleans, the two are invited to join a group lead by bear shifter, Brice, who claims to be blessed by the Goddess and those in his care thus protected. All that is asked in return is to embrace the future accepting changes that the

    Dimitri & Jaycee, two of Kendrick's best trackers who are also tied in a mate claim, agree to infiltrate a splinter group of shifters suspected to have aligned with the Fae though it's believed these shifters are being coerced for reasons unknown.

    Traveling to New Orleans, the two are invited to join a group lead by bear shifter, Brice, who claims to be blessed by the Goddess and those in his care thus protected. All that is asked in return is to embrace the future accepting changes that the Goddess demands. One of which includes severing their mate claim to accept others.

    New Orleans, urban legend and unexplained supernatural central, suspected home to werewolves, vampires, zombies, ghosts, and all things weird and crazy, the two need to find out what's really going on or chalk one up to unexplained urban legend.

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    10th installment in the popular

    series featuring Dimitri, Russian Red Fox shifter, and Jaycee, feline shifter.

    I enjoyed and appreciated this story as I have so many other installments of the series. Each goes deeper into revealing facets of the overall series plot line while featuring a new couple who find their HEA. Problem is that the individual couples are starting to blur and the individual installments follow a standard successful formula that do included tweaks and surprises but otherwise...... I really want the overall series to transition into a new direction as it's becoming a bit depressing that shifters haven't been able to win against the establishment. Battles have been won but no meaningful progression on the war itself. At some point there has to be meaningful progression vs crisis management in this whole Shifters being contained and thus controlled scenario.

    Totally a fan of bringing back characters from previous installments which is why I wouldn't recommend this be read as a stand alone. A new character Aisling I hope to see more of in the future. Stand outs who made this story shine (secondary characters) for me include Ben, Angus, and (vague reference) the New Orlean's house.

    Pleasant contemporary paranormal erotic romance that fans of the series will appreciate as it continues the series and gives fan their fix to load up on until the next installment is released.

  • XxTainaxX

    Jennifer Ashley has a way of sucking you into these stories that span across many books in a way I find so hard to resist. Though the book can be standalone, the context that reading previous in the series brings adds value to the experience.

    I admit that in "White Tiger", Kendrick's story, Jaycee was firmly set into my least favorite characters in the series. I wasn't all that convinced going into this that I would enjoy her tale. After reading, she isn't one of my favorites, but I feel gratefu

    Jennifer Ashley has a way of sucking you into these stories that span across many books in a way I find so hard to resist. Though the book can be standalone, the context that reading previous in the series brings adds value to the experience.

    I admit that in "White Tiger", Kendrick's story, Jaycee was firmly set into my least favorite characters in the series. I wasn't all that convinced going into this that I would enjoy her tale. After reading, she isn't one of my favorites, but I feel grateful to learn more about who she is and what motivates her.

    The story brought out some traits in Jaycee that I appreciated and made her vulnerable in ways she hadn't shown before. It also tried to explain away some elements that I had a problem with and though I appreciate the effort, it didn't convince me. More to come in the safety section re: my meaning.

    Dmitri was unique and interesting in his own right. Everything from the way he handled Jaycee to his stutter made for an interesting package. I liked this imperfect hero and enjoyed the contrast he offered the series.

    The plot was intricate and a lot of effort went into the imagery. The writing was very solid and reflected the writer's attention to detail. All in all I enjoyed myself.

    Safety: Though they knew that they were mates early on, they both tried to ignore the pull and saw and were intimate with other people. This was AFTER Jaycee's first time being with Dimitri. She appeared to have more of a "history" with others than him. She also fancied herself in love with someone else.

  • Lover of Romance

    This review was originally posted on

    Red Wolf is a story that I have been eagerly anticipating since reading 

    is the tenth installment of a fantastic and intriguing shifter series. It has been quite interesting to see how Jennifer Ashley has developed this series over the years. In Red Wolf, we have a friends to lovers trope. Our hero Dimitri and our heroine Jaycee, are more alike than they realize. They both ended up as orphans, and not fitting with the

    This review was originally posted on

    Red Wolf is a story that I have been eagerly anticipating since reading 

    is the tenth installment of a fantastic and intriguing shifter series. It has been quite interesting to see how Jennifer Ashley has developed this series over the years. In Red Wolf, we have a friends to lovers trope. Our hero Dimitri and our heroine Jaycee, are more alike than they realize. They both ended up as orphans, and not fitting with the norm even for shifters. Dimitri is a red wolf which is very rare, and also suffers from a stutter. Jaycee is a feline shifter, is the most loyal of Dimitri's defenders. Dimitri at the beginning of this story, has issued a mate claim on Jaycee. And right in the middle of their little tango of mating dance here, they are sent to go on important but very dangerous mission. Their mission is to go undercover, and help protect the uncollared shifters. As Dimitri and Jaycee go on this mission together, they are also faced with secrets of the past, dangerous dealing of the fae, and a dangerous enemy that is cunning and one that they won't see coming.

    is quite the story we have here. I have always enjoyed Dimitri and Jaycee especially from seeing them from White Tiger. Dimitri and Jaycee actually makes a fabulous couple. They are both two of the best trackers, they both have dominant personalities which delivers some unique dynamics in their relationship. Now I will say that the hero in this story was quite different from the others that we have seen. One, that I really enjoyed seeing was seeing him struggle with his stutter, and having Jaycee finish his sentences. Quite frankly, it was just darling seeing how well they were connected with each other. Dimitri has never really been accepted by shifter society. It broke my heart at times, seeing how they viewed him, always judging him for being different. And we do some great inner strengths that come from his character. Jaycee is quite the independent heroine. She cares deeply for Dimitri, but she also doesn't want to lose who she is if she accepts the mating with Dimitri. When it comes down to the important decision, she starts to realize she has always wanted what Dimitri has seeked from her too.

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    Jayce has a very proud and stubborn nature at times, which tends to get her into trouble and she is so impatient at times. It was pretty entertaining, but then she is a feline, and they aren't always the most patient of creatures.  We also get some fabulous fun times with our old or new favorites such as 1. Ben, who I seriously----like REALLY he needs his own book and NOW because with each installment I just fall more in love with his character and want him to find his own HEA 2. Tiger---can I ever get enough of this lovely man? He is the most unique out of all the characters Ashley has written, and he always brings a smile to my face. 3. Kendrick and Addy and their charming cubs. My goodness I just fell in love with this couple again. They had me laughing so hard in this one. 4. Dylan, because he is always interfering and rude at times, but so SMART and what a fighter.

    The story line is a pretty thrilling and exciting adventure, and takes us places that we don't expect us to go. From a mysterious haunted house that protects those it cares about, to a strange shifter clan that have unique characters and the mysterious and dangerous lands of the fae.

    is a story that definitely led through some dark and dangerous roads, and it just led me on a great intriguing mystery. The romance that builds between Dimitri and Jaycee balances so well with the plot twists. What I have always admired about Jennifer Ashley's books, is the well balanced stories she delivers, and

    is no different. Dimitri and Jaycee are a fantastic couple, they kick

    booty together, and have powerful chemistry. The way that they fight together, and also how they tend to fight FOR each other is brilliantly written.

    is a well written shifter romance that brings together elements of never ending plot twists, a engaging dynamic romance, sizzling chemistry, and enough action and intrigue to pull you to the edge of your seats. A WILD RIDE!!

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