Three for the price of two. For the first time ever, a handy collection of the first three novellas in the Scottish Werebear series. Titles include An Unexpected Affair, A Dangerous Business, and A Forbidden Love.
Scottish Werebear: An Unexpected Affair
When romance novelist Clarice Adler hides herself away in a secluded holiday cottage to finish a book, the last thing she needs is another relationship. Imagine her surprise when she falls head over heels for the man who runs the place.
Derek McMillan knows Clarice is his mate, but he's a bear shifter, and she's human, and the two simply don't mix. They are literally worlds apart; can they find a way to come together?
Scottish Werebear: A Dangerous Business
As part of the Alliance, bear shifter Aidan McMillan is hunting the Sons of Domnall, a secret society of humans sworn to destroy all shifters. Along comes Heidi Blackwood, his fated mate, and it suddenly becomes nearly impossible to focus on the job.
Scottish Werebear: A Forbidden Love
Alison Campbell has been told that shifters are evil and the world would be a better place without them. In her efforts to infiltrate the Alliance to gather intel for the Sons of Domnall, she comes across Jamie Abbott, bear shifter and Alliance leader, who doesn't seem so bad at all. In fact he seems to be all her heart desires, and the feeling is mutual. Where will her loyalties lie when it becomes time to pick a side once and for all?
©2016 Lorelei Moone (P)2016 Lorelei Moone
An interesting paranormal romance series. Each story is stand alone but there is a larger theme that threads through the series and connects the books. The books are a little larger than bite size, with a little shifter magic, a little suspense and a plenty of romance, making then good for when a person needs a shifter romance fix on the go. The stories aren't the best in this genre, but the overall theme is interesting and I am curious to know how things will work out in the long run.
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Unfortunately not one I enjoyed, the story is set in Scotland and yet narrator failed to bring this to life. The American accents didn't work for me.
The first two books were had a very similar story line. Mates meet and deny the attraction, then there is a crisis, sex and they live happily ever after.
The last book had a much more interesting story line and kept me listening to the end.
Use a narrator that can master the Scotish accent. Add a few more twists and turns into the books.
Sorry I couldn't see this with these books
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"cute short romance storis"
I enjoyed listening all 3 shiffster romance story they are all pack with enough info sex,suspends and betrayal. the narrator did a great job. This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.”
"Really Enjoyed it!"
It's pretty high at the top. I love the series so far!
it's Aidan and Heidi
When Alison stood against her family to help save Jamie and the others.
I had the audio version of it. This is the first time I read any shifter books. I really enjoyed the first three books of the series. I liked being able to continue reading the story. The characters were great. The shifter men super hot. Can't wait to read the next book. Great story lines, all connected. Short read but tantalizingly sweet! I'm going to look fro the 4th book that way I can read it. Keep up the great story lines. Definitely an one-click buy. If you love to read about shifters' story then this book is for you to read.
"I love this Series"
I listened to the first one a while back but decided to listen to it again. It was good the first time and the second time as well. The h made me a little angry after listening to it the second time. She can't get mad with him when he is doing what he was taught to do. She is the one who jumped to conclusions. He just did not correct her assumptions.Loved Aiden's story in Book 2. He falls in love and is mated to a wolf. Fun times tonight but they can't tell anyone because they are not supposed to love across species. Jamie figures it out but his story in book 3 is even more sweet if that is such a thing. He falls in love with and is mated to a human. The very human who was instrumental in his brother being kidnapped. The twist and turns this one takes are very good. The narration was spot on throughout the entire three stories. I am getting the next set. I like it when books are connected then offered as a set. It irks me to listen to one story and know that the next one will finish the first one and you have to wait on the next story. Making the box set available is so much better to keep loyal customers. I got this book via audiobook boom.
This is a great book; this set contains books 1-3 of the Scottish Werebear series written by Loreliei Moone and narrated by Patrick Blackthorne. This book can be listened to in one sitting if you have the time, once I started listening to it I didn’t want to put it down until the end. When romance novelist Clarice Adler hides herself away in a secluded holiday cottage to finish a book, the last thing she needs is another relationship. Imagine her surprise when she falls head over heels for the man who runs the place. Derek McMillan knows Clarice is his mate, but he's a bear shifter, and she's human, and the two simply don't mix.
The narrator Patrick Blackthorne did a great job with this book. He did a great job with the different voices of each character in this book. It was very easy to listen to in one sitting and I didn’t want to stop listening until the end.
If you are looking for a great book with well-developed characters then you need to listen to this book. I am looking forward to listening to the next book by this author and narrator.
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Three short enjoyable novellas each with a HEA
The stories are all entertaining, interesting, enjoyable and worth a listen, but to me it would have been better if this had been one book with the stories interwoven together with a little more detail and storyline.
These are 3 separate novellas combined into one book that tie into each other in the end. Especially the 2nd and 3rd stories. While each story is good, they had the potential to be really good stories.
The imagination, ideas, talent and writing are all there.
Patrick Blackthorne did a good job with the narration of these stories. Nice voice. Smooth even pace with the narration. Female voices were also good. Even though the stories all take place in Scotland there is no accent at all. Even a slight Scottish accent would have made the stories that much better.
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"Feels Like the 1st few Chapters of a Longer Book"
They were decent stories but it really felt like the story was just getting started when it was suddenly over. It felt like the first few chapters of a book that should have been much longer. Some characters show up in later stories so you see how the stories are connected but it is very brief.
The books are set in Scotland but the narrator does not even attempt a Scottish accent. I found that I was disappointed with the narrator’s american accent. He wasn’t a bad narrator, it just didn’t fit with the story. I like audiobooks partially for the performance and love when it adds to the story and I feel like this was a missed opportunity.
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"Light listen / stalker-ish heroine"
I'm sorry, Lorelei.
(I feel really bad that I have to give a low rating to this author's work. I think she has real potential, but it just isn't evident in this book.)
I really liked the premise of a heart broken woman who writes romance novels, and who rents a cottage in Scotland while she recovers from a bad break-up and finishes her latest book. I thought this was a great idea. Unfortunately, the first story, and what I read of the 2nd, isn't fully fleshed out, and what there is, just doesn't make sense in a romance. In a thriller? Yes! Just not a romance.
What I did like was the flow of the story. the author really conveyed the sense of her character being in a remote place alone while struggling to finish her book. The language was spare and atmospheric and I really wish she would have stayed with that. It would have been a very different book.
Clarice arrives at the cottage in Scotland, where she meets, and is attracted to the owner, Derek McMillan. He is handsome, muscled and keeps his distance. But every day, he brings her food and leaves it on her porch. Unfortunately, the gift of food doesn't make sense. They don't speak to each other or interact at all, and it just made me wonder: Why is this guy feeding her?
The food causes Clarice to assume Derek has a wife who cooks, and when the opportunity comes up, he doesn't correct her assumption. He prefers his solitude, and doesn't care to get to know someone who won't be there long. But Clarice is so attracted to him that she feels guilty because of his wife, even though she's never met her. She's so curious about the woman, that she sneaks over to his cottage at night, and looks in his windows trying to get a look at her. (Stalker much?)
Clarice is so obsessed with Derek that she changes the description of the hero in her book to look just like him, and she thinks about him all the time.
But -- NOTHING HAPPENS BETWEEN THESE TWO PEOPLE that could cause Clarice to think that they have a relationship. Nothing.
So, when Clarice learns that Derek doesn't have a wife, she completely freaks out and falls apart, way out of proportion to the situation. She's upset that he 'lied' to her, and 'betrayed' her. (Betrayed her? Because he didn't tell a stranger his private business?)
She gets so upset she crashes her car.
(Clarice acts exactly like a stalker who has fantasized a relationship that never existed.)
It was bizarre.
Then they have sex, because he says she's his mate. But at no point do they ever have a real conversation before that happens. He says she's his mate, she believes it, they have sex, the end.
The narration is a bit disappointing because this story takes place in Scotland, with characters who are either Scottish or from London, and yet the narration is American. I've heard worse, but an opportunity was lost by not using accents.
Bottom Line: Light listen with a stalker-y heroine and insta-sex. Can't recommend this particular book, but I'll be keeping my eye on this author.
FYI: I received this book for free in return for an honest review.
"4 Werebear Stars"
I really enjoyed each of these 3 short stories. They are all separate but they all connect.
I loved how shy Clarice was the one to bring Derek out of his shell.
But he was also the one to show her there is more to life than work. But it was more a feeling of trust being as he is a Werebear and she is a human.
I never would have figured Aidan to be the one to sit back and wait for his mate to see they were meant to be. It was kind of nice for the male to have such faith that it will work out the way it was supposed to.
Daughter to the Alpha wolf pack Heidi, goes in to the Alliance to make sure everything is on the up and up. Even though Wolves and Bears have had an alliance for a while it never hurts to make sure everyone is being treated equally. Can a wolf and a bear become mates?
What if you were told all your life about monsters and people being coming animals. Would you could you trust yourself when you meet one face to face? Alison has to decide are shifter truly evil like she has been taught all her life?
Jamie is the leader of the Alliance and someone or something is trying to infiltrate it. He is on the hunt for who that is. Only who does he trust? This Alison seems sketchy but his heart knows her.
I love the trust that has to go on not only in Jamies story but in all of them a great audio for sure.
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"Very interesting read that holds your attention"
Scottish Werebears: An Unexpected Affair
This was a short story that sets up the rest of the series. The author bring a very interesting plot which goes back many years from the day Derek parents were killed could it have been an accident as they believed or could it have been more. The store moves around Derek and Clarice meeting with a strong pull from the start. There is a little misunderstanding or maybe confusion that the two will have to overcome before even thinking about a relationship plus she must find out what he truly is, understand it and expect it. There is danger near which will come to play in the future books in this series. It was an interesting plot that held your attention with a little mystery.
Scottish Werebears: A Dangerous Business
This was a cute read with danger, a little mystery, love story that is a little different but blends very well. The characters were interesting with cross breeding and how they deal with it. We learn more about Aidan and what happened to his parents. Here is where The Sons of Domnall, come into the story they are a secret society of humans sworn to destroy all shapeshifters.
Heidi is a very sweet wonderful character that won’t back down from a fight. When she and Aidan first me sparks fly. The pull is strong but neither is willing to give an inch. Both are very surprised to find they are not the same kind of shifter. This is a nice romance but pretty clean and very sexy. I enjoyed it.
We meet Jamie he is the star in the next book. We learn a little about him with is a great starting to the next book in the series. It is a short sweet read the author does a wonderful job of keeping your attention with a very good story line. The ending was good and leads right into the next book in this series.
Scottish Werebears: A Forbidden Love
This part of the series fills in a few blanks from Jamie past with a lead to his long lost family member. Things come to a head with The Sons of Domnall and Alliance as they go head to head bring back one of their own. Way more is lost then lives leave family torn in to. Alison is about to get some home truths that won’t settle to well with a few and leaves her life up in the air pulled in to different direction she is going to have to make some very tough decisions. In this book you find out what Jamie is hiding from his fellow Alliance’s. He has had some trying times which leave him with many sleepless nights. He Knows Alison is hiding something as well as who she really is but it seem he is hiding something as well.
I enjoyed getting to know past characters better and seeing how things were going for them. Alison and Jamie’s story is very touching and at the same time heartbreaking. I am looking forward to the next book in this series to find out just how Mattie turned out. Even though so much as been gained so much has been lost. So many people pulling on wives tales no one knowing just what the truth is makes you wonder just what The Sons of Domnall is basing their information on.
This was another very fast listen with some great story lines and plot. The characters you can relate to with a believable story line. There is a little mystery and a little action as the two groups go head to head more than once making you hold your breath wondering who will end up on top if any of them will. The ending is very touching but at the same time very heartbreaking.
Mr. Blackthorne’s narration was very good with interesting character voices that blends well with the story. His male voices are just as good as his female’s one. You always know who is talking and what their emotions are. There was one place that I could tell the volume changed just enough that you could tell if you were listening. I am guessing this is when a break was taken. Other than that the volume was very even throughout the audio. There are no background noises this is a very clear and clean audio. Mr. Blackthorne has a very nice voice his normal voice is just as great as his characters ones. I have to say for a man he does a very lovely female voice. His voice did pull me in making me feel comfortable and right at home. I had no trouble picturing when Clarice first sees the bear and feeling her emotions. The author does an outstanding job with the passionate scenes really giving the first night of love true emotions. I haven’t had the pleasure of listening to his work but to look forward to listening to more of it.
For short stories the author put a lot in a little. There are not many fillers with each word having a place in the story giving it a very believable plot with wonderful characters. I love the mystery and how she deliverers the back ground and the history of the werebears. There were some very intense passionate scenes that could give you hot flashes. However I did think a few sexual words did take away from the story in book one which put it a little on the erotica side the other books are not like that but very enjoyable with passionate and lots of chemistry. The author does a wonderful job of keeping your attention with a very good story line. The ending was good and leads right into the next book in this series.
I will say that I can't wait for the next book! So far all her books have kept me on my toes
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