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PRE-RELEASE REVIEW: “Releasing the Shifter” by Summer Devon



To save his love he must face his monster and—worse—be nice to people.

Solitary Shifters, Book 3

Montag is a monster. He doesn’t know what sort of creature he would turn into if he ever let himself shift, but he knows it’s something predatory and lethal. He fights back the urge to shift every day of his life, and has never dared get close to anyone—not that they want him to. He can literally smell their fear.

Kevin’s not scared of monsters. He works for the SSU, the agency in charge of tracking shifters—particularly the dangerous ones. When he and his young niece are kidnapped by her scum-bucket dad, he’s grateful to be rescued by Montag, whose curmudgeonly defenses can’t hide the kind man beneath.

As they work together to protect Kevin’s niece, attraction sizzles between them. But their relationship may not survive if Montag learns who writes Kevin’s paycheck—or if Montag dares to confront the inner monster he hates and fears.

Product Warnings

Contains a grouchy virgin shifter (and we mean virginal in all possible ways), a hero with a back pocket full of secrets, and a couple of jerks.


This review is going to be short – mainly because the story is just okay for me. The good thing, these two don’t fall immediately into the “me-mine-growl” trope that cluttered the shifter genre. It takes time for Montag and Kevin to build their relationship. Especially since Montag is keeping his ‘shifter’ identity a secret. Totally appreciated that.

However, I also felt like the story was a bit ‘off’ for me.

Now, I wonder if it’s because I don’t read the first two books in the series. The whole situation of Kevin and her niece’s being kidnapped or how Montag being hired by Dr. W to give message to ‘new bastards’ felt like the story started actually started before the first page of this book. Also with the term like SSU (yes, it was there on the blurb, but I didn’t totally get the whole agency and their agents here, again maybe because I didn’t have ‘history’ with them by skipping the first two books). So the whole way through, I felt like I should’ve known more about them guys.

But if you’re a fan of the previous book, I could imagine that you will have no such problem and could enjoy this one more than I did.



releasing-the-shifterTitle: Releasing the Shifter (Solitary Shifters, #3)
Author: Summer Devon
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Pages: 175
Release Date: May 5, 2015
Purchase Links: Samhain Publishing, ARe, Amazon

About Ami

My name is Ami and I'm an Indonesian girl in my mid 30's, living in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia. I used to do a lot of journal writing in a different website but over the years, I started to lose interest. I am, instead, pretty active in reading and writing opinion in Goodreads. Then I start thinking that maybe I can have a blog in which I write mostly about books or joy of reading or anything related to reading activity, really. So this is what this blog is for ... although, I may be inspired to write off-books topic as well :)

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This entry was posted on April 30, 2015 by in PNR / UF / SF / DYS, Reviewer: Ami and tagged , , , .

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