by Everleigh Clark
Release Date: December 1, 2017
“I want to get to know every inch of your luscious body.”
“A bear shaped hole – my mating need fulfilled in you.”
A grizzly and a human that would never work, right?
The big bear of a man made Jane feel safer than she had in years…
Bo Alexander has his hands full as temporary alpha of his little clan in Bear Paw River.
But then she shows up.
A gorgeous, curvy—human—single mother with a shifter son in tow. Between the kid’s bodily function jokes and the mating heat sizzling from Jane, Bo doesn’t know which way is up. But he knows she’s hiding something. And he’s just the man to help her.
Jane has been running with Liam for too long now. She’s exhausted, scared, waiting for the day Seth finds her and drags them back to his pack. But Bear Paw River promises sanctuary…and love? No, she doesn’t have the freedom to open her heart. Besides, love is deadly.
It’s time for Bo to bear-up and save this woman and cub. But can he let her go when the danger has passed? Humans and grizzly shifters aren’t meant to be. Right?
Then again, crazier things have happened. Look at his sister. She married a wolf.
Review by Barbara
If you like a good Shifter Romance, then Bear with Me is going to be right up your alley. The author has written a great storyline that will have you laughing, sighing and at times wanting to just scream. As for the characters, they couldn’t be more delightful and that includes both the main characters as well as the supporting cast.
As for the main characters, I’ll start with Jane. She is a human on the run from her ex with her son in tow. She is a strong woman, much stronger than she gives herself credit for. Jane doesn’t trust anyone and sadly lives her life in a state of turmoil and fear, her only priority is her son and keeping him safe from the monsters that are his father and his people. As for Liam, Jane’s small son, he is a hoot, keeping his mom and those around them in stitches with his jokes and zest for life. Last but not least we have Bo. He is a bear shifter that is the alpha over the Bear Paw River clan. Bo is what you would call a gentle giant. He’s a big man that wouldn’t hurt a fly, unless provoked.
When Bo first sees Jane his bear senses her as his mate, however he is a big bear and fears he would hurt her if he tried to mate with her, not to mention he senses her fears. Bo attempts to stay in the shadows, but that doesn’t last long when his bear senses Liam and Jane need him. Can he earn Jane’s trust? Can he convince her to let him in so he can protect her and Liam? The banter between Jane and Bo and Bo and Liam will keep keep you smiling and laughing as you turn page after page. This is a wonderful 5 star shifter read that I can’t recommend enough. Kudos to Ms. Clark for an excellent book and series and this read is anxiously awaiting the next book from the Mates of Bear Paw River series. 2 Thumbs up for a book and series I suggest one-clicking asap. You won’t be disappointed.
Bo filled the other spoon with stew, blew on it to make sure it was cool enough to eat—he wasn’t taking any chances on hurting his mate—and then tilted it toward her. When she closed her lips around the metal, he groaned. Her mouth was as perfect and sensuous as the rest of her. Her pink tongue darted out to lick a dribble of soup.
“What do you think?”
“Hmm.” He laid the spoon on the counter and picked up his wine. “A bit hot. Try this.” He brought his glass of wine up to her lips, loving the way her throat moved when she swallowed. He sipped and met her gaze with a grin. “Too cold. Sorry, I shouldn’t have put it in the fridge first, I don’t know much ab—”
Her lips covered his, interrupting him, and he returned her fevered kiss. He couldn’t get enough of savoring her taste, as he darted his tongue into her mouth, exploring every inch of her. When they finally stopped to catch their breath, her eyes glowed with heat and passion, and her lips were full and pouty, wet from his kisses.
“Was that better, big guy?” She still sounded breathless as she grinned up at him.
“It was just right. Are you still hungry, Goldie?”
She nodded and pressed her body against him and ran her fingers up his chest and kissed him hard. “Famished.”
“What’s up, little man?”
Liam leaned in closer. “I have a secret. It’s special.”
“I love special secrets.”
Liam pressed his nose against Bo’s, and Bo held very still. Liam wiggled his nose back and forth against Bo’s. “Nose kisses, nose kisses. I love you.” He tapped his nose against the tip of Bo’s nose. “Bonk. You also do cheeks and boops, but I’m not sure you’re ready for the extra boops.”
Jane’s breath stopped in her chest. Please let the big man not screw this up, or her son would be devastated.
Bo nodded. “Can I try it and make sure I get it right?”
Liam held very still while Bo ran the tip of his nose back and forth against Liam’s.
“Nose kisses, nose kisses. I love you.” He tapped Liam on the nose. “Bonk. But no boops or cheeks, yet. Right?”
“You got it. Thanks for all the fun. See you tomorrow!” Liam hugged him tightly around his neck and came running back to her, his eyes full of light.
Tears blurred her vision, and she mouthed thank-you to the man who had just stolen her kid’s heart. And hers.
Bo grinned at her, and she couldn’t stop the flush that crept over her body. She had it bad for this bear. Real bad.
He topped her left, and she topped his right, a fun exercise that reminded him of that old pat your stomach and rub your head game. Or was that backward? He couldn’t think straight around this woman. Her whole body shook with her laughter as they tried and missed each and every time. But he loved it. The game ended with a loud buzz, but all he heard was her fast breaths. Bo turned her around, breathless at the vision of beauty in front of him. Your eyes are like the purest air on a snow-capped mountain. Your lips the radiant red of the ripest strawberry. Your hair, gold spun from the finest threads. He opened his mouth to tell her all of it, to tell her he would do anything to make her his. “You’ve got a huge mountain and golden berries.”
Her eyes widened. She glanced down at her breasts, looked back up at him and howled with laughter.
Also in the Series
Mates of Bear Paw River #1
Mates of Bear Paw River #1
Everleigh Clark is a pen name of a USA Today bestselling author who wanted to write some fun paranormal romance. She’s also a homeschooling mommy, crafter and choc-aholic.
When she’s not wrangling kittens, googling math help or cleaning up slime, she’s plotting and writing her next book. Her characters are fun, lovable and messy. Just like the characters in her real life.
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