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Chief Bear

Rescue Bears, Book 1
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Summary

Worlds apart...

On Fate Mountain, Levi Blackthorn is alpha of his bear clan and leader of the Rescue Bears, the search-and-rescue crew. He and his fellow ex-Navy SEALs are closer than brothers. In a world where shifters often battle prejudice and even violence from humans, they face whatever comes together.   

Juliet Hernandez is a soft-hearted, strong-willed graphic designer with a close circle of friends. She doesn’t like risk, but she’s always there when someone needs her.

Brought together....

One of Levi’s crew has started a shifter-human dating website. Despite his misgivings, Levi signs up - after all, male shifters outnumber females, and both man and bear are ready to find a mate and settle down.

When he meets his curvy human match, his bear roars in approval - and Levi wants to claim her immediately. But it’s not that easy. Juliet’s last relationship was hell, and though the handsome alpha’s touch makes her melt, his possessiveness makes her wary.

To give fate a hand...

Can Juliet let go of her past and trust the wild heart of her shifter mate, enabling them to forge a bond deeper than any challenge the world might bring? Or will their differences prove too great to overcome?

©2016 Scarlett Grove (P)2019 Scarlett Grove

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This is the 1st book I've listened to by Scarlett Grove. Definitely won't be the last. I really enjoyed Levi and Juliet story. A good combination of the world building and character development.
Narrators Ashley Taylor and Calvin Murray did a great job bringing this story to life.

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Sweet shifter romance

This was a sweet and enjoyable story. It's a simple love story without too much angst or depth. It's a light story with easy going, relatable characters.

Ashley Taylor's performance was decent though a bit robotic at times. She seems to loose it a bit during the steamer scenes and they come off dull and mechanical.

Calvin Murray's performance wasn't really my style. His performance was lacking for me and just felt awkward. Some of his voices were just plain awful. They weren't lifelike at all.

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Enticing

I really enjoyed this story. This is only the second shifter book I have listened to and even though they were completely different I enjoyed them both. I thought it was a sexy story, meeting on a singles website and having to overcome differences. Levi didn’t actually shift in this book but he talks about his inner bear. I didn’t feel the characters personalities in the narration as much as I would have liked but I don’t think it took anything away from the story. I’m sure I will listen again.

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Good shifter book ( I love 🐻)

The chief bear shifter lives at his lodge, content not dating. When he uses the special app for them to dates humans he tries it out. He chooses Juliette. Romantic and sweet romance. Good characters that can be the next installments. I loved the location and the story building around bears.
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A new author for me

A fairly short but enjoyable story. A good start that, if you enjoy shifter tales, will lead you to others in the series.

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Great narrators, enjoyable story

I enjoyed the combination of Ashley Taylor and Calvin Murray as the narrators for this book. His grumbly bears just made it all worth while. Both narrators fit the story well and I didn't have much trouble figuring out who was who from the voices.

This is a lovely light enjoyable Iisten, a good cast of characters and a good story with a couple of twists. I loved the setting and now just want to visit a mountain lodge! Preferably with rescue bears obviously. I liked the fact that it is one of the bears that set up the website and I'm hoping that that means we have more of these books to come.

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Chief Bear

A cute, lovely and quick read. This book is definitely a instalove book, even with a few jumps on the way to figuring out their true feelings for each other. A perfect revenge plot in the end of the book as well. If you are looking for a short read but one that still has the emotions to pull you in,then this book is it for you.
The narration was done beautifully as well. New narrators for me but will definitely be looking into more.

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Bear Shifter

First time bear shifter read and I enjoyed it. It’s a great short read. Narrators are new to me but they did a good job.

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Loved

This is my 1st audiobook/book by Scarlett grove and it will not be my last Iv got to say loved it amazing story I’m hoping all books come on audiobook soon

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Sweet shifter!

I loved it! This was a quick but beautiful romance. The alpha was like every other alpha (hawt!!) but what a soft gooey core! The book had some drama that didn't affect the two lovebirds too much but kept a great story going and showed another side to our yummy alpha. Ashley Taylor did a great job with the heroine's thoughts and bringing her voice to life. Scarlett Grove is great at providing a fantastic paranormal romance with steam, laughter and yummy shifters!

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  • 🎧Pam Audio-Fanatic🎧
  • 03-10-19

Chief Bear

Shifters are coming out so to speak.
I enjoyed our main characters and even some of the side characters I can see how this is going to become a series and it kept me interested enough to want to know about some of the other characters. The world-building was ok I think we could have gotten a little more on Fate Mountain and what the objective is.

Narration by Calvin was so stilted, it never flowed I found my mind wondering.
Ashley’s narration was awesome even her male voices were good not forced or over exaggerated I kind of wish she had narrated the whole book.

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  • 🎧 Jhommie Kem-ing
  • 06-03-19

Chief Bear by Scarlett Grove

This shape shifter romance is pretty good. The story is simple but definitely heartfelt and at some chapters.. so hot too. I love that this story though simple is unique than other shape shifter romances out there. Certainly worth the time to listen to.

The narration by Ashley Taylor and Calvin Murray is also good.. but I honestly prefer the Ashley Taylor part of narration.. I'm not sure but maybe because female narration is more soothing in the ear for me but I don't have anything against Calvin's parts, his is also good.

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  • jennine.
  • 12-02-19

A BEARY GOOD STORY.

This story was fun, it was exciting, it was heartwarming and many other things. Watching Juliette blossom and grow from under her ex's thumb was rewarding. Seeing Levi realise his life of loneliness needn't be his future, and his working relationship with his mates strengthen certainly helped the story along. I can see we can look forward to further budding relationships.
The narrator Calvin Murray must be a shifter himself l think, to get those deep growly bear voices down pat.
And Ashley Taylors narrations were perfect for all those girls . looking forward to more in this series.

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  • Bette
  • 10-02-19

A Great & Original Shifter Romance!

4.5 Wonderfully Unique Stars🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

I love & enjoy shifter stories and Scarlett Grove does not disappoint. She impressively creates this imaginative world where shifters live amongst humans that is believable and realistic. The story is well written with interesting storylines that grab your attention right from the start. The characters are likable and well developed. The chemistry between the leads, Juliet and Levy, was smoking. I love Fate Mountain and the bear clan, also loved the dynamics of the clan and their bear names, starting with the alpha, Chief Bear, then you have Wild Big, Brew, Ski and Geek Bear. Speaking of Geek Bear, he is a computer whiz who creates a human-shifter dating site and how Juliet and Levy meet. I highly recommend this entertaining story, it has drama, action, humor, romance and some hot shifters. Scarlett Grove, thank you for this great story I am looking forward to rest of the clan’s stories.

I listened to the Audible edition, Ashley Taylor and Calvin Murray did a terrific job narrating and performing the voices, bringing the characters to life from the pages to your ears. Thanks for the entertaining listen.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 21-04-20

Bear Love 🐻💓

I had read the book first. Then to listen to the book is good. I really enjoyed listening to this book.The two narrator's did awesome.

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  • Donna Hirsch
  • 01-01-20

Good story

i enjoyed this book but at times think the author went into too much description. 2 narrator's worked well together

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  • Dawn
  • 06-12-19

Interesting instalove

I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

The story itself was actually a cute story which I wasn’t sure if the beginning of the book I would like. I enjoy the female narrators voice and that she did a good job of both male and female characters however the male narrators voice was just so distinctly different from the female narrators voice that I found it very distracting. Overall I enjoyed this book and would recommend it.

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  • Maria
  • 06-10-19

Good Start

Good intro to series. Always enjoy a female character with positive confidence with her body. I enjoyed the sprinkling of all the other characters and a glimpse of possible upcoming stories.

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  • Debrasad
  • 05-10-19

Lookinng Forward to Book 2

Genuinely sweet. A good story. l loved the characters. This story leaves you anticipating the story of all the rescue bears of Fate Mountain.

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  • blue_river @AudiobookObsession
  • 28-09-19

Chief Bear

A cute, lovely and quick read. This book is definitely a instalove book, even with a few jumps on the way to figuring out their true feelings for each other. A perfect revenge plot in the end of the book as well. If you are looking for a short read but one that still has the emotions to pull you in,then this book is it for you.
The narration was done beautifully as well. New narrators for me but will definitely be looking into more.