But that’s exactly what he gets when he happens upon a curvy woman with shades of sunset hair named Leah.
She’s on vacation and isn’t looking for any complications, especially in the form of a shifter or the possessive MINE signal he gives off.
So, what are two bears to do when they’ve convinced themselves they don’t want, much less need anyone else? They give in to the pull and mate, of course, but in sex only. No life commitment. No cubs. No changing the way they live: Separate and independent of each other.
Except when she leaves his mountain, Blake can’t get her off his mind and Leah can’t stop craving his particular brand of gruffness. Now, the one thing neither wanted, has come full circle, and is ready to bite them both.
Genre: Erotic, Paranormal Romance
Length: 94 pages
Buy Link: Amazon
First, let me say that I received this book for my honest thoughts. So, let me give it to you straight.
I am a huge fan of Ms. Lissa’s stories. If you have not read her stories, I urge you to please pick up one and read. You will see that she creates stories that make you fall in love and characters you will not forget. Her vivid description of the environment will make you feel like you are right there with the characters. But she will also make you feel what her characters feel – all of it, the good, the bad, the lustful, the passion, the hatred, the longing and the list can go on. She has a keen sense of writing that makes her stories memorable. And Ms. Lissa’s passion comes out in her stories… You will see 🙂
This is a short story, so I will try not to give to much away because I want you to read the story yourself and if I give to much away, then I just a soon tell you the whole story – but I am not going to do that… Because I am evil like that.
Leah is a woman that believes in her independence. She thrives on doing her own thing. She loves her family to pieces but being able to support herself makes her feel like she is worth something. She is the owner of her own business and loves living in the city, away from her family…. but she desperately just wants a break… So she packs up for a little mini vacation to the mountains. She knows the fresh air and clean water will be good for her, body and soul but what she did not intend on was meeting her mate out in the wilderness. She wanted nothing to do with a mate as she values her independence that much… But when she meets said mate… things just do not go the way she intended for them to go… Which way do they go… Well, let’s just say that these two stubborn people who do not want to be together plus the nature of mating equal two very miserable, powerfully passionate people… You will see what I mean 😉
Blake is a very withdrawn man. He has no desire to step foot in today’s society. He loves his house tucked deep in the mountains where no one can easily find him. He loves being a loner. He loves his family but is still hurt by past lost of his parents. Wanting a mate is not something he wants in life… Having to protect another life or even having to save another life is not something he wants to commit to. He does not want to commit at all. He is a man hell bent on being alone till the day he would die… That is until one fateful day, he gets a whiff of his mate… His bear knows that she belongs to him… but his human form wants nothing to do with her… Blake’s heart, head and bear cannot agree on what needs to be done, as one knows better than the other… and one knows that above all…. the bear will win!
This is a really good shifter story. I miss these kind of stories from Ms. Lissa. Even though the story is short, she does not leave anything out. The introduction of the characters and even the family members is done very well for a short story. Sometimes, authors can make a short story seem rushed or even leave out things a reader would want to know… But Ms. Lissa did none of this. She gave me a wonderful story of two people who know what lies ahead as the fates have already planned, but they try to derail the fates but it bites them on the ass… The attraction is raw, the passion is hot and the attitudes are awesome! Leah is a woman that will make you laugh with her witty comebacks and you will even laugh at some of her name calling… While Blake, well, Leah described him best – a grizzly of a bear, lol. He knows he is a hard person to get along with, lol. He will personally admit it. But together they think they can devise a plan to outsmart their fates
And this turns out to be one great story!
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