{Review} Shifting Fates: Uncaged by Nadia Simonenko & Aubrey Rose

June 9, 2014 Adult, Reviews 6 ★★★★

{Review} Shifting Fates: Uncaged by Nadia Simonenko & Aubrey RoseShifting Fates: Uncaged by Aubrey Rose, Nadia Simonenko
Pages: 89
Published by Createspace Independent Pub on April 14, 2014
Genres: adult, Love & Romance, shifter, Urban Fantasy
Source: ecopy from Author

From New York Times bestselling author Aubrey Rose and Nadia Simonenko comes a darkly erotic shifter romance series that will thrill you like never before. 

An unlikely shifter romance blossoms in the middle of a terrible war...

Bindi can’t stop thinking about the nameless soldier who kissed her and saved her life. She knows that he could never love her if he knew who she truly was—a wolf shifter leading a pack of shifter children. When she gets thrown in prison for stealing rations, she must decide if her freedom is worth telling the truth... and losing Cage in the process.

Cage has vowed to follow orders – that’s what a military captain does. But if the military’s orders are to kill a woman whose only crime is stealing food for her family, maybe it’s time to break a rule or two. 

When Cage finally realizes the truth about Bindi, he must search his heart to forgive her. And when his own dark secret comes to light, it will change the way he looks at the world... forever. 

From werewolves to werebears, this new book in the paranormal romance series Shifting Fates will take you on a wild and emotional ride that gets steamier with every chapter! 

*** a Shifter Romance Series that will pull at your heartstrings *** 

When he finally discovers her secret, Cage must decide what’s more important to him – finally avenging his brother, or saving the woman he’s come to love. And Bindi will learn a lesson about humanity...and about love. 

My Thoughts

Shifting Fates: Uncaged is the second book in the serial urban fantasy shifter romance. I enjoyed the second installment more than I did the first because the scene had already been set and the players were already laid out. So in this book, we just got to dive right into the good stuff. I really enjoyed this installment because so much of it focused on what I wanted more of in the first book- Bindi and Cage! Lots and lots of Bindi and Cage goodness.

Cage really comes to some realizations about himself and about his feelings for Bindi. I didn’t expect him to realize what he felt so fast. After the last book, I thought that he would still be denying it to himself that he had some feelings for the girl. But luckily the next time they met up, he was so understanding and he didn’t shy away from their connection. Neither of them did. It was great to see.

Bindi took some real chances in this book too. She stepped way out of her comfort zone for Cage. Some of it was out of her control, but some of it she made the choice to include him on. I was silently cheering her on the whole time.

I am super interested to see where the series is going to go from here. I love the creepy setting and backdrop that the story takes place in. The world building is so impressive for such short serials. That is a testament to the great writers. Everyone knows how much I love Nadia Simonenko, but I am also impressed with Aubrey Rose. I picked up the first book in one of her other series and I can’t wait to give it a try. I still think that readers will benefit from grabbing a boxed set of this serial series when it is out and reading them all one right after another. It will feel more like a real length novel that way. That being said, I am super interested in this series now and I will probably continue on reading each installment as it is released just because I want to see what is going to happen.


Other books in the Shifting Fates Series:

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About Aubrey Rose

Aubrey Rose lives in sunny San Diego, where she likes to lay around in a hammock reading her favorite romances. When she’s not writing steamy stories, she can be found dancing naked in front of the mirror to Abba while her cat watches disdainfully.

About Nadia Simonenko

Nadia Simonenko is a scientist and author currently living in Pennsylvania with her husband, two cats and a dog. When she isn’t writing, she develops new drug compounds and dreams about someday painting her office to look like a forest.

Want to connect with her? E-mail her or contact her at any of the sites below!

E-mail: Nadia@Nadiaromance.com

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6 Responses to “{Review} Shifting Fates: Uncaged by Nadia Simonenko & Aubrey Rose”

  1. kindlemom1

    I haven’t heard of this series and although you liked the first book more it does sound like this one spent a lot of time on their relationship (in a good way).

    Thanks for the great review and putting this series on my radar.

  2. Kim { Book Swoon }

    OH, this is a new series to me Michelle. Sometimes I enjoy the second book in a series more, especially if the foundation is already laid. (More couple time.) I do love a good shifter romance, so thanks for bringing a new one to my attention as well. Great review 🙂

    • Michelle @ Book Briefs

      This one is cool Kim, honestly the only thing it doesn’t have going for it is that it is a serial series, so they are not full length novels. But then again some readers prefer this to full length, so I guess it really just depends.

  3. kimbacaffeinate

    This sounds good, and first books usually suffer because of world building, so I am glad this one just dove into the action. Great review Michelle!

    • Michelle @ Book Briefs

      Yep this one was better than the first, which makes me hopeful that the series will just keep getting better now that we know all of the characters.

      Thanks for stopping by Kimba 🙂

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