Audiobook Review: Shifter’s Sacrifice (One True Mate, #1). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Shifter’s Sacrifice by Lisa Ladew

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Trevor Burbank is a shifter cop in a world of humans who don’t know the evil that wants them dead. If he does his job well, the humans will never need to know, but he feels like he’s working against the clock, because his pack is about to die. The females have all been killed, and the half-breeds they make when they mate with humans aren’t usually skilled or strong enough to fight. 

Gabriela Carmi has lost almost everything that means anything to her way too fast and now she feels like she’s losing her mind too. On a quest to find something that won’t reveal itself to her, she feels as if she’s pining for someone who may not exist. So when an evil presence begins to follow her, she isn’t sure if her mind is slowly falling apart, or if the impossible is actually coming true. And when an instant attraction sparks between her and the dangerously sexy police officer sent to help her, it makes matters worse and better at the same time. 

It’s a race against time to find the angel/human hybrid One True Mates that the pack’s spiritual leaders say truly exist. Saving the all the shifter clans is on everyone’s mind, except for the chosen, the One True Mates, most of whom don’t even know who or what they really are, or why they seem to be slowly losing their minds. 

Steamy. Light swearing. High heat. You’ve NEVER read a shifter romance like this before. 

Shifter’s Sacrifice

Complex shifter world!

The following ratings are out of 5:
Romance: 💙🤎🖤❤️💜
Steam: 🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📕📗📙📘
World building: 🌏🌍🌏🌎
Character development: 😍😚😉🙂🥰
Narrator(s): 🎙🎙🎙🎙
Narration Type: Solo Narration

The Hero: Trevor Burbank – he is a wolf shifter and works on an all shifter police force. Though most humans don’t know shifters exist or the dark dangers that surround them. He and his shifter clan are dying out because there are no more female shifters and when male shifters mate with humans the resulting offspring are not strong like full blooded shifters and they are unpredictable.

The heroine: Gabriela Carmi (a.k.a. Ella) – her aunt recently died, her mother before that. She had been taking care of her mom, then her aunt for the last ten years. Ella needed to come up with $14,000 in order to save the home and her sister was threatening her because she suspected Ella of killing them for their money. Ella thought she was going crazy, she kept forgetting things and seeing things that weren’t there.

The Story: The Shiften were fighting their nemesis, the demon Khain who was responsible for so many terrible things that happen in the world, which humans wrote off as accidents or terrorism. Khain would commit his crimes and somehow escape into another world with no trace. Khain is the one that killed all the female shifters. Trevor swore that they would one day get their vengeance even if he did feel like a fraud.

The backstory in this book was a bit complicated and confusing, especially at the beginning of the book. There was a prophecy about the ‘One True Mate’ being half angels, and though it was easy to conclude that Elle was one of them due to the odd things that happened to and around her. The whole thing about Khain and what he was doing and trying to do was hard to get a handle on.

This book is told in dual points of view via Solo Narration and was narrated by Michael Pauley. I like his voice, it is deep and resonant though he did read a bit monotone at times. Still he was able to do multiple voices for different characters and I did enjoy the narration and once I understood the world, the story was pretty darn good!


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