She ran from the man who hurt her. Can she trust the one who wants to claim her forever?
A safe refuge.
Sophie has moved across the state to escape her abusive ex. Deep in the heart of shifter territory, the last thing she’s looking for is a new relationship. But after she bumps into a sexy stranger at the grocery store, she can’t get him out of her mind.
A deep instinct.
Grizzly shifter Rick doesn’t let many people close – especially humans – but it’s impossible to resist the pull of his mate. The need to care for her and protect her pulses with every beat of his heart. How can he tell a woman who’s learned not to trust that she belongs to him?
A deadly game.
When Sophie’s ex tracks her down, he’ll stop at nothing to take his revenge. She’s determined to fight him, but without Rick’s help, her chance at a new life – any life – could be gone forever. Can the shifter keep his mate safe long enough for them to have their happy ending?
Point of view:
3rd person. Alternating perspectives, not by chapter, but clearly defined.
At less than 3 hours this was a cute, fairly low angst, shifter novella. I also like that while “fated mates” it was more like something that drew them together – not a force that violated their will.
The majority of the angst came from Sophie’s ex stalking her and Rick trying to protect her. Rick and Sophie’s relationship was a mix of sexy & sweet. While a short book, Monroe still gave enough world building to have a nice sense without taking from the character part of the story.
I enjoyed David Quimby’s narration. His voice worked well with the low-angst and sweet style of the writing and story.
My Favorite Quotes
She met his gaze and found herself trapped there unable to look away. – Bear Protection by #MarlieMonroe #Audiobook narrated by #DavidQuimby #PleasantValleyShifters #Shifter #FatedMates #Novella #LowAngstTweet
After a lifetime of looking for love in all the wrong places, she had finally found someone she could count on. – Bear Protection by #MarlieMonroe #Audiobook narrated by #DavidQuimby #PleasantValleyShifters #Shifter #FatedMates #Novella #LowAngstTweet