All her life, Emma longed for someone to love. Instead, disaster sees the brand-new bard banished from her people for long lonely years. Injured saving a child, the werebear has to steal food from humans, breaking shifter Law. The territory’s Cosantir and his lethal grizzly warrior catch her in the act. To her surprise, she’s healed and welcomed. Obviously, they don’t know her past. But oh, she can’t resist being around other shifters—especially the captivatingly powerful warrior. Maybe she can stay…just a little while.
As a grizzly warrior, Ben is ordered to house the pretty werebear until she heals. His littermate abandoned him, his home is empty, and he’s been alone for a long time. Intelligent and sweet and lushly curved, Emma is a delight…even if she is oddly reticent about her past. Although having sworn off females, he’s sorely tempted by this one. Damned if he doesn’t want to keep her, secrets or not.
Females were trouble. Years past, one split Ryder from his littermate. Now the panther shifter is returning to Ben, bringing his cub with him, a four-year-old he stole from the abusive female. To Ryder’s annoyance, his brother is sheltering a wounded bear. A female. Even worse, she’s beautiful and gentle and loving—damned if he’s going to fall for that act again. But when the dark of the moon arrives and death reigns supreme, he’ll discover that not all females are alike.
In a world filled with hellhounds and pixies, can three lonely shifters and one silent cub create a new family together?
4.0 out of 5 stars Four stars
Reviewed in the United States on February 12, 2018
Emma is banished from her territory unjustly and is forced to live as an outcast. She stays mostly in her bear form, scrounging for food and hibernating. When a family is attacked by a hellhound, Emma risks her life to save the child. Badly injured, she is forced to raid human campsites for food. When the guardian of the territory and his enforcer set a trap for her, she is caught in the act of breaking the law. Expecting to be punished, instead she is taken to the healer, and placed with the enforcer, a grizzly shifter named Ben, for protection.
Ben is lonely, too. His littermate and he split several years ago, and he has lived alone ever since. He is drawn to Emma, and shelters her gladly.
Ryder, Ben's littermate, learns the woman he and Ben split over, has a cub—his daughter. Angered by his mate's selfishness, he left her and vowed no woman would ever have power over him again. He hadn't known about the cub. and when he goes to check it out, he finds an abused child, mute from the trauma. He takes his child and reunites with his brother. Together the four of them try to make a home.
And then the mother comes to reclaim her child.
5.0 out of 5 stars Can’t get enough
Reviewed in the United States on July 4, 2019
As I’m reading this series I can’t help wondering why this author is capable of holding my interest........
My conclusion is that her books is not just another story, it’s packed with suspense, feelings, action, sweet love scenes, realistic characters (for a shifter) and amazing world building.
There’s no unnecessary descriptions of surroundings
Plenty of dialogues
The characters and the chemistry between them is coming through in a subtle way.
A storyline that progresses steadily and with all the ups and downs it keeps me on the edge all the time.
I have many authors I one-click books from but only a few I reread and Cherise Sinclair is absolutely one of them.
Excellent series and all the books can be read as a standalone but I recommend starting from the beginning.
5.0 out of 5 stars Heartwarming
Reviewed in the United States on May 20, 2019
This book, heck this series is just good. This author not only does a great job writing stories in general but taking tales of paranormal and Otherfolk and making them with a flair that's distinctly hers. And while this is a hot and still sweet romance with menage it is one centered around the female. But it's done in a way that there are no closed doors or favoritism, and keeps the feeling of one larger relationship with multiple people rather then multiple different relationships that happen to share 1 person. I personally prefer the relationships where everyone is at least open, and sharing like here, verses one with closed doors and lots of rules. And while there's action, drama and suspense this story ended on the most adorable heartwarming HEA, would definitely recommend.
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Reviewed in the United States on January 30, 2016
Emma is a bear shifter. When she went to her first Gathering, two males fought over her and killed each other. She is blamed and banished. After three years of living alone in the forest, her leg is mauled by a hellhound in her attempt to save some human kids. She is rescued and lives with Ben also a bear shifter. He takes care of her as she heals. His brother shows up with his little girl. Ben hasn't seen Ryder, a panther shifter, in years. The cub was abused by her mother and doesn't speak. He is distrustful of females. But little by little he starts to fall for Emma. Ben has already fallen for her but doesn't want to lifemate because he's afraid she wouldn't be able to birth his cubs. When her leader shows up from her old town, she takes off afraid she will be banished again. But misunderstandings are cleared up and they think it's smooth sailing until Ryder's ex shows up wanting the cub. So now they must prove what a horrible mother she is to protect their little family.
Two bears and a panther fight hellhounds, ex's, and their feelings for each other. Couple of hot sex scenes. I have been waiting for the next book in this series. Was not disappointed!