Scottish Werebear: An Unexpected Affair, A BBW Bear Shifter Paranormal Romance
by Lorelei Moone
Audio Publication Date: November 20, 2015
Length: 2 hrs 18 min / 92 pgs
Format: Audiobook / eBook
Format: Audiobook / eBook
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Rating: 4 Stars
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book for review from IndieSage PR and the author. I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising".
Romance novelist, Clarice Adler, has lost the inspiration to write ever since dumping her cheating boyfriend. How do you dream up a plot of two people falling in love, when you’ve stopped believing in love yourself? But her deadline is looming, and her career hangs in the balance, so she decides to lock herself away on the secluded Scottish Isle of Skye to finish her manuscript. Upon meeting Derek McMillan there, it seems she’s found her new muse and the words start to flow out of her as if by magic. Clarice falls for him, hard, despite knowing nothing about the man, except that he’s unavailable.Derek McMillan has been managing his farm and renting out a few holiday cottages on his own for years now. He deals with the occasional tourist for some extra money, but mostly keeps to himself. When he first lays eyes on the curvy beauty, Clarice, he immediately regrets accepting her booking. Lightning strikes, and as much as he tries to deny it, his inner bear knows that she’s his mate. But he’s a shifter, and she’s a human, and the two can’t ever mix, can they?
In this steamy paranormal romance novella, follow along as an impossible love blossoms between two people, who couldn’t be more different. One might say fate intended for them to meet, if you believe in that sort of thing, but they’re both set on fighting their attraction with everything they’ve got. They’re going to need another push to admit to themselves as well as each other what’s going on…
"Hello? Is anybody here?" a clear female voice called out to Derek from outside the barn where he had just parked the lawn mower.
He wiped his hands clean on his overalls, then marched out to greet what he assumed must have been the old lady staying at Moss Cottage. Nothing could prepare him for what he saw waiting for him outside, though.
The shapely woman with brunette hair standing in front of him couldn't have been older than thirty at the most. Her amber eyes flitted back and forth skittishly between him and the surrounding trees as she waited for him to reach her.
It took a lot of focus for him to remember the usual niceties city folk expected.
"Derek McMillan. Nice to meet you," Derek said, sticking out his hand to greet his guest.
Though he tried not to stare, her feminine curves invited a closer look. Instead of acting rude, he tried to focus on her face. High cheek bones, full lips, almond-shaped, kind eyes. Perfection.
"Oh. Clarice. Just call me Clarice." She hesitated for a moment with her arms hanging down her sides but finally took his much larger hand anyway.
It was as if an electric current passed between the two when their fingers first touched, but she barely reacted - at least not favorably. In fact, she pulled her almost fragile little hand back almost possessively after the shortest of greetings. That proved it; the attraction was definitely not mutual.
"Is there anything I can help you with? Did you find the cottage to your liking?" Derek asked.
Her eyes met his for a split second, but then she looked away again. Her demeanor reminded him of prey, painfully aware of the danger it was in. And her scent was more enticing, lovelier than a summer meadow in full bloom. There was something about her that he couldn't put his finger on. Something tempting that made the most primal part of his being want to own her.
This is an audiobook that finishes way too soon. The ending leaves things up in the air and prepares you for the next book in the series. As I was listening to the book, I didn’t get the feeling that I needed to follow the books in order. But I found out that one of the books has spoilers so I guess you will want to read the series just as it was written. I can also see having both the audio and book of Clarice Adler and Derek McMillan. It was nice having someone read to me as I went to work but the book was finished before my boss even came into the office.
Mr. Blackthorne did a good job of telling our main character’s story. He seems to bring Derek’s character to life and that includes speaking with a brogue. I feel sorry when men have to try and read a woman’s part because it’s hard to visualize a female character when you’re listening to a male doing the talking.
One thing this story had me wishing was finding the place where Derek lives. It sounds like a place where you could sit back and relax. It would also help to set the ambiance that Mr. Blackthorne is trying to create. My only disappointment was that this is the only book that our narrator has on Audible and it’s also the only book our author has on audible. I’ll have to wait patiently to see if our author creates any more audiobooks. I think I’ve found a new author to follow.
SAMPLE AUDIO OF SCOTTISH WEREBEAR
Lorelei Moone is an up-and-coming author of paranormal romance based in London. Her first book, Scottish Werebear: An Unexpected Affair has hit the virtual shelves on Amazon on 25 September 2015, and her second, Scottish Werebear: A Dangerous Business a month later on the 25th of October. A lover of all things sweet, and caffeinated, when she's not writing about sexy bear shifters and their strong-willed curvaceous love interests, Lorelei can be found baking cookies or cakes for her family.
ABOUT PATRICK BLACKTHORNE:
After leaving the corporate world by selling his successful logistics business at age 45, Patrick has been able to devote himself to his passions: sailing, classic guitar as well as making a difference in the world by serving on the boards of several non profits. His first foray into storytelling was nightly reading to his nieces and nephews, but since then he has moved on to bed time stories of a more intimate, grown-up nature. While racing across the Atlantic, he began recording stories to upload for the family while at sea, which he enjoyed so much it inspired the beginning of a brand new career as a professional narrator. Keep an eye out for future releases of his favorite kind of stories: tales of the sensual and erotic.
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