Bearly Twisted: Twisted Tail Pack Book 2

Bailey Jones is quite content living the big city life she’d always dreamed of, or so she thought. When a weekend road trip with Gerri Wilder turns out to be an elaborate setup, Bailey has to decide between her one true mate and the life she’d worked hard at building. Can she say goodbye to everyone and everything for a shot at true love?
Gavin Neely was tired of being a loner. With the help of a little ancient majik, he concealed his true nature from the wolf pack that could offer him the life he had always wanted. All that was about to change when he caught the exotic scent of his true mate. Will the wolves he’s been hiding among turn on him, or accept him for who he really is?

Fabulous! This pairing is great. A little quick with the “insta-love” but still enjoyable nonetheless. Nice job with this continuation of the Twisted Tail Pack.

The Reviews!

Tabi Ann
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful... Perfection
Reviewed in the United States on January 9, 2018
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Just don't think there is enough time to express how much I have loved this book. The more I read these short stories I believe more and more in love at first site. Melanie gives us two great characters that don't know what they truly have until they almost lose it.

This book made me laugh a lot, and even cry. But those really are the books I love the most. Also thought I was going to have to yell at Mel, but we got through and she earned my forgiveness.

You will truly enjoy this book, and maybe one day find that true love of your own.
	Kindle Customer LuLu Press
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad...
Reviewed in the United States on April 27, 2021
I'm gonna continue reading this series. I don't like leaving reviews when I feel like it's less than 4 stars, but I realized a 3 star rating wasn't bad, let's say I'd been thinking to negatively about how that looked and always wanted to be honest in review;( at the same time, being a creative person in the arts, writing isn't my dominant art, but I do writing creativity for free, so I decided if I don't like some one else's writing, I though I would just not comment, but that's changed recently when I found myself giving books higher rates reviews than they deserved because it took me a bit to realize , like I already mentioned , 3 stars isn't a bad review)..
So that said yes this was a good read, I'd recommend it, because although it wasn't the best, ive read so many OF book as it's my top 3 my fav genes to read, I've read three times as many that were so much worse it's sad, so this book deserves a thumb up recommendation to go ahead and read I'd your a PNR can set read
Freya
5.0 out of 5 stars Bear Nice
Reviewed in the United States on June 8, 2021
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Bailey does not believe in love at first site. She has a life in the city and loves it. Gerri Wilder invites her on a weekend retreat and she accepts. Upon arrival her life changes forever. Another short and sweet story.
Ramona
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great PDA story
Reviewed in the United States on May 30, 2021
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Bailey believes she knows what she wants, Gavin is hiding his true identity. Can these two get past their own issues to get their happy ending. Just say, Gerri Wilder, and they are given the chance to meet. Great read, recommend to all those who love PDA.

Geek Bearing Gifts: Paranormal Dating Agency #2

“I want a man to want me for me.” Hearing the words come out of her mouth made her wince. A troubled knot tightened around her heart, clasping her normal self-assurance in a vice grip. “I wasn’t wanted by boys growing up. Most girls didn’t want to be around the fat girl. When someone did take the time to talk to me, they wanted something, and that something was usually to make fun of me.”

Taiden, Milly. Geek Bearing Gifts (Paranormal Dating Agency, Book 2) . Latin Goddess Press. Kindle Edition.

Nita Islas wants to find love. She’s tired of the superficial relationships and is ready to give true romance a try. She uses the Paranormal Dating Agency and hopes they can help her where all others have failed. What she didn’t expect was to find her date flat on his back in nothing more than a towel.

Ky Stone has been in love with curvy and funny Nita since they were in High School. When she moved away, she took his heart with her. Then one day Ky wakes up to find her leaning over him. He’s sure he’s died and gone to heaven. He has no idea what she’s doing there, but he’s sure as hell not letting her leave.

Fate, meddling family and the PDA have brought them together again. The chemistry between them is explosive. But there’s problems with Ky’s neighboring clan and he’s keeping secrets from Nita. He needs to find a way to open up to her or lies and unexpected danger could tear them apart…forever.

Mrs Wilder is fantastic as a matchmaker. The world building is something you have to read to believe. There’s humor and romance a plenty in this delightful story. What appeals to me is the leads to the next story. Which, by the way, I can’t wait to read!🤗

The Reviews!

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Kiss of Her Dragon (Dragon Guard Book 19)

Love makes any man do crazy things but when you’re a century old Dragon Guardsman and your mate is a bear shifter with a future blessed by Destiny crazy doesn’t begin to cover what the Universe has in store for you.

One small rescue mission will turn into a fight for his life with the Fate of the world hanging in the balance and the Hope of an entire species resting squarely on his shoulders. Just another day in the life of the Dragon Guard’s resident geek.

Dragon kisses, bear hugs and evil wizards…Love should come with hazard pay.

The Reviews!

ETK
4.0 out of 5 stars Bearly Dragon!
Reviewed in the United States on July 21, 2020
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Brannoc, the Geeky Dragon met his mate when he was rescuing other shifters from a testing facility that the O’Baille’s (not sure that I’m spelling that right) had.

Annie, a bear shifter knew that Brannoc was her mate as he kept hanging around while she was recuperating from her ordeal; but also knew that they would be separated for awhile as she got her bearings back after being tortured & she needed to see & be with her family.

But, as fate would have it no long after Annie went back home & problems started up within her clan; Brannoc along with the help of Annie’s sister came to help her with the problems.

But, to find out what the problems are you’ll have to read the book
Gwen
VINE VOICE
5.0 out of 5 stars Bear meets Dragon
Reviewed in the United States on March 22, 2017
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This is Brannoc and Annie's love story.
Annie had been abducted and tortured by the shifter-hating O'Baoill's.
Bran was the one to carry Annie out of that hellhole and to the safety of his clan so that she can begin to heal.
Annie is a bear shifter and needed to be among her kin to complete her healing.
From the moment he spotted her, Bran knew Annie was the one woman for him.
Now he must face being apart from his mate so that she can recuperate and become a full person again.
His reward is when they are eventually reunited to finally complete their mating.
Unfortunately, that takes a detour as the males of Annie's clan decide to mutiny and overthrow the female leadership.
Which in this case is Annie.
Brannoc cannot let this stand and will fight at his mate's side.
Nikki Brooks
VINE VOICE
4.0 out of 5 stars Short and rushed but I'm happy
Reviewed in the United States on February 20, 2018
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Brannoc and Annie have had a rocky start to their mating. He found her whilst she was being tortured by a group of warlocks. He had to allow her time to heal amongst her bear sloth. But when her sister turns up saying Annie needs his help, Brannoc is ready for action.

Annie can't believe how long it's taken her to heal. But just as it completes she is inundated with unwanted male attention. The males in the clan are trying to usurp the sloths matriarchal line and they are not taking NO as an answer! Brannoc arrives in time to help defend Annie but this is just the start of their problems!

Great addition to the series. It was very short and I felt it could easily have been added to the previous book as an added extra bonus. The action is initially paced over a very short space of time which may not suit all readers but I was a happy bunny!
MonicaMartin41Top Contributor: Fantasy Books
VINE VOICE
5.0 out of 5 stars Brannoc and Annie sittin in a tree...or a cave? You get the idea! XO
Reviewed in the United States on March 24, 2017
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I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.

I read this awhile ago and so excited to buy and re-read again. I love this freakin series. I'm not a spoiler. I try not to anyways. I just LOVED these 2 characters. They are sweet and protective and whoa hawt too! Brannoc and Annie yay! Its really different how things operated in a bear clan vs. dragon guard. Brannoc rescued Annie from that hell and she recovered but Brannoc gave her time. They knew they were mates. She was waiting for him to claim her. Heh thats all I'll say. *zips lips* I will say I LOVED their story.
Dragon kisses, bear hugs and evil wizards…Love should come with hazard pay.
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Purrfectly Kissed: A Maverick Pride Tale Book 2

Will this dauntless Tigress catch her reclusive Bear?

She’s a curvy Tigress searching for the purrfect kiss, he’s a Black Bear who doesn’t want a mate. Will Brayden change his mind once he gets a taste of Jessica?

The Beta of the Maverick Pride has no desire to find a mate. He’s tried that once and all it got him was hurt and alone. But how can Brayden Smith refuse the advice of the incomparable Gerri Wilder? 

Jessica Maverick has been searching for her fated mate since she was just a cub. But finding love is hard for the sister of the Pride Neta. She’s been off limits to the sexy Shifter men who inhabit their small town of Maverick Point, New Jersey ever since she grew boobs! How’s a girl supposed to have a sex life with her big brother breathing down her neck? 

Determined to find her mate, she seeks out Gerri Wilder’s advice. 

The Reviews!

Tamara Kasyan
5.0 out of 5 stars Purrfectly Kissed
Reviewed in the United States on January 12, 2020
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This is the second book in the series and is just a good as the first. Now that the Alpha, or Neta, found his mate, it seem only fitting that this time we've got his little sister and the Pride Beta turning out to be fated mates. Jessica has been dreaming of finding her mate since she was young and won't let her brother's interfering stand in her way now that Gerri is involved. Brayden isn't looking for a mate after a tragic loss in his past, but his bear isn't going to let him deny the fact that Jessica is perfect for them. This book has a perfect mix of humor, steam, and just a bit of action all combining for a great read. The characters are all fantastic and unique and I can't wait to see more of them all in the future.
Melissa
5.0 out of 5 stars Kiss me once, kiss me twice...
Reviewed in the United States on January 10, 2020
I am quickly being sucked into this world! But for some strange reason I keep reading them out of order. I fell in love with the Maverick Pride and had to go back and read Purrfectly Mated. And because Brayden was originally a part of Barvale clan, I'm going to have to read those. Jessica and Brayden burn up the sheets though I did want to smack him on the back of the head at first. His reluctance totally makes sense in a tragic way once you figure it out. Ahh, off to read more books. I voluntarily reviewed an advance copy of this book.
	Sandra
3.0 out of 5 stars OK Shifter Romance
Reviewed in the United States on July 26, 2020
This is an OK shifter romance, but it was just too short to have as much character development as I like. I needed more backstory on both Brayden and Jessica. It gets 3 stars from me.

I liked both Brayden and Jessica, but it seemed to me that they were more in lust than in love. I get that shifters recognize their mates, and that sex is important to them -- but it just seemed like they needed to spend a little more time together before jumping into sex.

I know that the author wrote this series as her contribution to Milly Taiden's Paranormal Dating Agency world, but she included one thing that bothered me. In all of Milly's PDA books, it mentions that Gerri Wilder is a shifter, but none of them have ever said exactly what kind of shifter she is. Yet, in the books in this series, the author notes several times that Gerri is a wolf shifter. I'm not sure I believe that, since Milly's books have made a point of never revealing Gerri's shifter type.

My rating system is below.
1 star -- Hated it, or did not finish. I usually only give this rating if some of the content is truly objectionable to me, like if one of the main characters does something really awful, and gets away with it.
2 stars -- Didn't like it. This rating usually means that I thought the writing wasn't very good, the editing was terrible, I didn't like the characters, or it had other major flaws.
3 stars -- I liked it, but had some minor issues with it. This rating means that there were minor editing issues, the story needed more character development, it was just too unrealistic, or had some other fairly minor issue. The majority of books I read get this rating – I do not consider it a bad rating.
4 stars -- I liked it a lot. This is a high rating for me, and I rarely give a higher one.
5 stars -- I loved it, and will probably read it again. Very few books are good enough to get this rating from me. The ones that do are usually classics.
	Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Alls She Wants... Is To Be "Purrfectly Kissed" For Hours & Hours~ Is THAT Sooo WRONG!?!
Reviewed in the United States on January 25, 2020
Reviewed By: LMR
She's Dying to be MATED...
And with THAT comes being "Purrfectly Kissed!"
SomeThing She's Dreamed of since She was Small...
WAY BACK Before She had Any Boobs at ALL,
Also before Her Brother Started P.U.$.$.¥. BL0¢|{'π Her...
Sooo, She's a Cat who ain't see'n NO Satisfaction!
Yeah, YEAH... Her Tiger ain't a Happy Camper,
Cuz there's NO Cubs around Her feet to Play & Scamper!
Although, there's a Certain BEAR... Who Smells Mighty Devine,
And We'd BOTH like to be "Purrfectly Kissed" & Cuddled by...
Alas, He doesn't seem too interested,
Even after being paired up by the infamous MatchMak'n Giroux!
Sooo, She won't be "Purrfectly Kissed" by Him...
Unless He gets His Bear Butt in Gear REAL SOON!
Especially, as there's a Threat com'n for the Pride...
That'll see His attention Divide,
And then there'll be Even LESS Chances to be "Purrfectly Kissed" & MATED by a Grumpy Ol' Bear!
I was granted, via B00|{$P®0UT, an ARC of C.D. Gorri's "Purrfectly Kissed: Paranormal Dating Agency (A Maverick Pride Tale Book 2)." I recommend this book to others based upon its own merits. All opinions expressed within this review are uniquely my own & freely given!
Until next time... Happy Reading!
My Rating Sytem:
4: I like IT a lot. Great, Solid Story w/ few if any inconsistencies or errors. This is a HIGH Rating, & I rarely give OUT a Higher Rating.

The Sunday Post #21-16

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Welcome!

Welcome to another Sunday Post! If you are reading this, then I included links to the book reviews from the past week. If you are listening to the podcast, I’ve included the entire book review post within this podcast. Enjoy people and let me know what you think!

Book Reviews from Last Week

Resurrecting Her Dragon By Julia Mills

One dragon on the brink of death…

One extraordinary woman who is so much more than she seems…

ONE PROPHECY THAT COULD RUIN THEM ALL…

This one’s for all the marbles.

Fate Will Not Be Denied but that was before the Sun got involved…

Rebel Bear by Anna Lowe

Up-and-coming supermodel Hailey Crewe can’t wait to escape the limelight and return to the modest, anonymous lifestyle she once led. Escaping literally? That was never part of her plan. But when an unwanted suitor — and her scheming mother/manager — go a step too far with a surprise Hawaii wedding, Hailey becomes a bride on the run. Before she knows it, she’s not only being hunted by a greedy oil tycoon, but by his creepy security force too. A good thing she bumps into her very own Lancelot at exactly the right time.

Eventide of the Bear by Cherise Sinclair

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.

The Commanders’ Mate by Grace Goodwin

Commander Karter is a Prillon Warrior. His first duty is to protect his people, to defend the Coalition worlds from a fate too terrible to comprehend. Battle is his life. His heart. He fights. He has never once been selfish enough to believe he deserved an Interstellar Bride. Until he’s matched at the worst possible time.

Ghost Wolf by Heather Long

Julian has been juggling the conflict without a real target for months, they always seem to be just one step behind the Volchitsa and even the wolves they’ve captured can’t tell them enough. With the fate of the packs resting squarely on his shoulders, Julian, the Chief Enforcer, will swallow his pride to seek out the one wolf he knows can help them all, the one who seems to know all the players, who can think like them…if anyone can find the Volchitsa it’s the ghost he’s hunted for decades…

Don’t Let Your Guard Down Just Yet!!!

Case in Point:

Yes, folks in many states the age limits for getting a COVID-19 Vaccination is tumbling. But, please don’t let your guard down yet, there’s more to the story that you may not be aware of.

My oldest daughter lives in PA with her husband and the bright 2 1/2 year old daughter they adopted a year ago. They have faithfully taken every precaution recommended. She works from home most days, while he works on construction wearing appropriate gear. Riley wears a mask at her daycare center. Until recently, they have avoided gatherings with people they didn’t know.

Easter weekend, they attended a small family gathering. Sandra didn’t say, but it was undoubtedly outdoors. You would think that everyone would be safe. The older adults were getting their vaccinations as soon as possible, so they were covered.

Two days later one young man who was there tested positive. A week later my daughter started feeling poorly. She skipped church on Sunday because she didn’t feel good. Thinking she needed something for a sinus infection, she called her doctor. The doctor sent her to get a Covid test to rule that out. She stopped by CVS for a 3 day test. During this timeframe, she found herself not being able to taste things.

The three days went by, and she checked in with the pharmacy. They had no record of her having a test done! So she went to the local Urgent Care clinic for a Rapid Covid test. In no time at all, she found herself speaking to their doctor with a positive result!

The next day, her husband went for a test, while they took the baby in later in the evening when it would be quieter. At this point, neither adult has had a vaccination. The county where they live isn’t giving them to people in their 40’s yet. The surrounding counties have just now dropped the age requirement down to that level but are understandably swamped with calls. No appointments are available.

Now she, at least, will have to wait until she recovers from the virus to get her shots. People, remember that just because the state government has lowered the age limit to the next bracket, doesn’t mean every county falls in line. They want to, I’m sure, but they have to take supplies into consideration. It may take a few weeks or more, for your local area to start giving vaccinations to your age group. In the meantime, keep following all the precautions!

Aloha Shifters: Pearls of Desire Book 2: Rebel Bear

Bear shifter meets runaway bride in this steamy, suspenseful paranormal romance!

Up-and-coming supermodel Hailey Crewe can’t wait to escape the limelight and return to the modest, anonymous lifestyle she once led. Escaping literally? That was never part of her plan. But when an unwanted suitor — and her scheming mother/manager — go a step too far with a surprise Hawaii wedding, Hailey becomes a bride on the run. Before she knows it, she’s not only being hunted by a greedy oil tycoon, but by his creepy security force too. A good thing she bumps into her very own Lancelot at exactly the right time.

Bear shifter Timber Hoving is just another Special Forces vet slowly adjusting to island time. That is, until an irresistible stranger rushes into his meticulously organized world. Before Tim knows it, his human side is wrestling with temptation, and his bear is head over heels in love. But Hailey’s first encounter with shifters is a terrifying one, and Tim can’t reveal the truth about himself without losing her forever. Worse, sinister shifter forces are closing in, following a ruthless agenda of their own. They’ll stop at nothing to capture Tim’s destined mate — dead or alive.

The Reviews!

Bookworm555
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved Karter and Ronan
Reviewed in the United States on March 20, 2019
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After seeing Commander Karter in several books and watching him interact with Dara (Chloe, Seth, and Dorian's daughter), we have begged Grace for him to get a mate and she answered us with this great story.

(To understand my review, I just want to put it out there, I read for story and could care less about the sexy times)

This story drops us right into the middle of the Hive war, as mentioned in the previous books, the Battlegroup Karter is actively holding back the Hive in sector 437. Karter was tested years and years ago and has been too busy to have any thoughts of a bride. Ronan is also a Commander and is just as intense as Karter due to the heavy weight of responsibility demanded by their positions. Erica has always loved the stars and jumped at her chance to be among them, especially after her testing as part of a Prillon sandwich (her words, not mine).

This story is told from all three POV and we get to see just how tortured Karter is and how much weight is on his very broad shoulders. I really loved Karter and Ronan and even though Erica is just a feisty as the other Interstellar Brides, I guess I just wasn't as impressed with her as I was with the other brides - she does love both of them and fights for a true mating but that's about it. BUT, Karter and Ronan make up for any deficiencies I felt Erica had. The new development in the war is a major game changer and the Coalition is going to have their hands full dealing with it.

I love this series and while I have received advanced copies of these books (yes, I joined Grace's review team to get my hands on these books as soon as possible), I have purchased every single one. Purchasing these books and writing reviews so that others have a chance to discover this talented author's work is my way of supporting her and my habit 🙂
Marsha @ Keeper Bookshelf
VINE VOICE
5.0 out of 5 stars Once again, an amazing, intense, steamy romance - love this series
Reviewed in the United States on May 17, 2018
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What has always drawn me to Anna Lowe’s books are the word pictures she paints. I can smell the salty tang of the ocean breeze, I can see the mischief in Joey’s eyes, I can taste the Hawaiian lunch truck food on a picnic at the beach, I can feel the growing attraction between Hailey and Tim… and I can sense the concern of his brothers, friends and fellow shifters as well. When an author can take the time to paint a word picture that transports me into their world, allows a story to build at its own pace and gives me an exciting story with several layers – then I’m going to be hooked on their work for a very long time.

I was easily swept into the world of the Aloha Shifters once again with a very dramatic opening scene that sets the pace for the rest of Rebel Bear. Tim may now be ex-Special Forces but he has no intention at all of getting involved in the mad hunt for the woman running desperately searching for a hiding place or to escape these goons chasing after her. No, he’s no knight in shining armor these days — but his bear has a different reaction. Help her. Save her. Destiny. He might have been successful in ignoring his bear if it weren’t for that smell of shifter excitement of the chase in the air. Reluctantly Tim heads for his future, one that will bring him everything he ever wanted – if he can overcome one woman’s fear of the animal in him.

Hailey had been completely duped by her mother. She knew this dress was the wrong color for a bridesmaid. And that suspicion came true when the jerk she’d been about to break up with tries to stage a forced wedding/proposal in front of a huge crowd, reporters at the ready to capture the whole farce. Since Jonathan wasn’t accepting her repeated No, Hailey did the only thing she could think of… she ran. Which might have worked if there weren’t several henchmen of Jonathan’s after her as well – or if she hadn’t backed herself into a corner with no escape. Why she trusted the strong male voice on the other side of the door she had no idea, but she did, and really he was her only way out of this mess. Putting her faith into a stranger’s hands might not have been the logical choice, but she felt safe and that feeling alone was worth the risk. Soon she’d be accepting the kindness of strangers… and entering into a world she never dreamed existed.

Rebel Bear brings us an engaging, at times intense, romance with more than its fair share of potholes. Tim knows that Hailey is his mate but her intense fear of animals from something in her past, to the onslaught of her fears when encountering what cannot be true in her world will keep Tim from confessing his own secret. He will do everything in his power to keep Hailey safe from those who want to do her harm… but if he can figure out a way to have her in his life that would be the perfect solution. There are a variety of villains in this story. Some are truly vile and dangerous with an agenda that has been planned for a very long time. Others are the more selfish, self-serving kind, Hailey’s mother in fact. And an older known enemy will be brought into this current situation with menacing possibilities. There is a bit of several things going on in Rebel Bear, some that will, I’m sure, be revealed in the rest of the series.

I loved Rebel Bear, easily got caught up in this magic once again. We’ll run into old friends, learn a bit more about several situations and simply sit back and enjoy the unfolding romance of Tim and Hailey. I would highly recommend this story and series to any Paranormal Romance or Shifter Romance reader who loves a good solid story, believable characters, secondary characters that bring the book to life, vile villains to hate and a strong love story to enjoy. (and yes, I know this review went on too long… but I did love this story)
Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome story about bear shifter and his mate
Reviewed in the United States on November 18, 2019
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Tim is in construction, a bear shifter, and has a logical mind. He meets Hailey who is the model and he's being forced to marry someone she does not love. Can Tim save her I'm convinced her that she is his mate?

This series is about the pearls of Desire and is a 5 stories complete this series. This is the second story. The character of Tim who doesn't believe the Haley is his mate although the bear knows it. Hailey is a successful model whose mother is pushing her toward marriage. The character of Hailey develops because have the people who rescued her. Plot is fast-paced drama with many twists and turns that makes the reader eager find out what's happening next.

I highly recommend this book and would give us a higher rating if I could.
LeMiliere
5.0 out of 5 stars Tim and Hailey - Will She Stay
Reviewed in the United States on June 2, 2018
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This review is written after listening to the audio version of this book. I had previously read the book and enjoyed it so much I just had to listen to it too.

This book about Timber and Hailey, we met Timber aka Tim in the previous book when he and his brothers arrived on this island paradise to work security for their friends. When Tim meets Hailey she is running, she got up that morning thinking she was going to be a Bridesmaid at the wedding of her boyfriend's sister. She had been planning on breaking off her relationship with Jonathan but didn't want to spoil his sister's wedding for him. So she enters the wedding space to find she's been ambushed, for want of a better word, Jonathan goes down on one knee and proposes so THEIR WEDDING can take place now!

This plan has been concocted by Jonathan and her mother (a really greedy, selfish piece of work in my opinion, she tries to tell them both NO but they won't take no for an answer the only option left to her is to RUN! Run she does straight into Tim who helps her ESCAPE and offers her a place of safety. Tim has already recognised her as his fated mate but how to convince her.

Hailey is invited to stay with Tim and help him fix up a property belonging to Boon, another bear shifter, did I mention Tim is a bear shifter? Whilst they spend a week together working on the property and getting to know each other Hailey is falling for Tim but Tim is holding back, could Hailey love a shifter?

When Hailey is attacked by a wolf shifter working for Jonathan Tim and his brother Connor save her but she is so frightened by the experience that Tim feels he can't tell her what he is. So despite a deep love on his part he decides to keep his secret and loose Hailey. But once again Destiny steps in and forces both their hands, the truth comes out in the most dramatic way, Anna Lowe never does things by halves, I was on the edge of my seat wondering how Tim and Hailey were going to survive this part of the story. I loved this book I loved getting to know Hailey and watching her character grow and I adored Tim, I can't look at a door frame now without thinking of him - you will know why when you listen to this book. I can't really say anything further without giving out too many spoilers, if you have read the blurb you know what to expect but whatever your expectations - this book will exceed them. I loved it

Aloha Shifters is by far my most favourite series to date, this book is the second book in Pearls of Desire, a follow on from Aloha Shifters but I personally think of it as one series. The writing style of Anna Lowe is so very good and easy to follow along, her descriptions of the places and the people make you feel like you've met them and the depth she gives to all her characters is just incredible her words paint a picture and that picture in painted beautifully by Kelsey Osborne who does the most amazing job of narrating this book. I can't praise her or Anna Lowe highly enough. Bring on the next book I say!

This book was given me as a gift and I am voluntarily writing my review.
Silke K
5.0 out of 5 stars Timber just wants to be happy, Fate and Destiny step in.
Reviewed in the United States on July 7, 2020
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Hailey was going to her "boyfriend's" sisters wedding in Hawaii, sure why not. As she goes to walk down the aisle, ask eyes are on her?? She gets the idea and no no no it's not happening! She runs away, fast and hard as possible. A mall is a great place to hide! While passing in the food court, she eyes a hunk with emerald green eyes. Yum and suddenly distracted. She runs into a department and hides. Timber's bear is frantic about helping this woman in despair, go he goes after and protects her. His bear thinks it's the best idea around! Being a shifter is a closely guarded secret, so why help a human?

Aloha Shifters: Jewels of the Heart Book 3: Lure of the Bear

Secrets. Fears. Burning desires. A bear shifter willing to risk everything for love.

There’s not much that can get this grizzly shifter worked up — except a threat to the woman he has secretly loved for years. Then, all bets are off, and he’s willing to risk anything — including the most closely guarded secret of his lonely shifter soul.

Trust issues? Officer Dawn Meli has a few. She’s not ready to rely on any man — especially one who can turn into a raging beast. But strong, silent Hunter, with his steady voice and soulful eyes, calls to something deep in her scarred soul. So much so, that she’s dangerously tempted to let her wild side free. At the same time, she has other problems to concentrate on, what with a valuable gem, a celebrity wedding, and a tropical storm all converging on Maui at the same time. Hardly the time to give in to simmering desire — even if destiny has different ideas.

The Reviews!


midniteink
5.0 out of 5 stars HEART-STIRRING & SIZZLING ROMANCE
Reviewed in the United States on June 8, 2017 Verified Purchase
Enchanting Koa Point is the home of Special Forces Brothers; a mixed secret group of shifters. This fascinating story lures the reader into the lives of Hunter and Dawn. Breathtaking vivid scene descriptions wow you, gripping suspense/spine-chilling action thrills you, emotional moments tug your heart-strings, steamy sensuous romance captivates you and a heart-melting happy ever after leaves you more than content.

Hunter the powerful bear-shifter has been in love with sassy, sultry Dawn for years but this is unknown to her. Dawn a police officer is independent and keeps her affectionate feelings for Hunter at bay. She has a haunted past that causes her to have trust issues when it comes to men. Security duty at a celebrity wedding catapults them into horrific danger when a villainous shifter from Hunter's past is a guest at the wedding.

An incredible heart-stirring story that keeps you turning pages until the end. The full cast of characters is certainly praise-worthy and spring to life with clever dialogue. The back stories of Hunter and Dawn are sensitive and give insight to their personas. The romance between them had a rocky start but destiny has a way of bringing true love together; their romance is genuine and filled with fiery passion and I loved them together. If you treasure action/spicy shifter romance this is definitely a terrific book for your library. I found this to be a most entertaining read and I loved it so much {I voluntarily reviewed an advanced copy}. Without reservations, I recommend this book.

Kim
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet and Savvy, Officer Meli gets her Bear!
Reviewed in the United States on June 14, 2017Verified Purchase
It's about time that Officer Meli gets her man! And what a bear of a man! Hunter is so painfully shy around Dawn. He carries a lot of scars from childhood and Dawn has her own painful issues. It's a wonder that these two manage to get a first kiss let alone a date. Thankfully they both have really good friends. I really liked both Dawn and Hunter. They were sweet but tough & savvy.

There was a depth to all the characters in the story to make the twists enjoyable. Not too much was given away but it all came back together. When you are wondering how things are going to tie up and make it, you find yourself at the end and wanting more.

This is the third book in the Aloha Shifters series, it can be read as a stand-alone without missing out from anything in the first two books

R Hartweg
4.0 out of 5 stars It's book 3 (although each is a stand alone story) I hope you've treated yourself to books 1 & 2
Reviewed in the United States on August 20, 2020
So this story was my least favorite of the series so far. And the fault is probably my own. Each of these stories basically follows the same general format. What keeps them separate it the back stories and personalities of the MFC and MMC. Well, that and of the 5 men that live on the luxurious compound, 4 different types of shifters are represented. I really enjoy reading about the habits and other things that are particular to each species.

Now here is my problem. Hunter's story was just so stinking sad. Sad childhood. Sad and lonely adult, up until he is finally pushed toward Dawn. But his interaction with the bear part of his soul breaks my heart. Compared to Kai in book 1, where I laughed and giggled at him and his dragon giving each other grief. I'll say mayyyyyybe part of this is that I'm now in month 6 of isolation due to Covid-19, but I think I would feel upset whenever I read it. I refuse to give any other spoilers than that tidbit. And it's not so bad that you should skip this story, but be prepared for a heck of a different tone in this one that the previous 2, and know that they do get their happily ever after in the end,

Christy W.
5.0 out of 5 stars OMG OMG This series just keeps getting better and better!
Reviewed in the United States on June 9, 2017
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book
When we last saw Hunter and Dawn she had just learned that Hunter has a Bear inside him. I could not wait to read this book to find out
how she handles finding out that Hunter is a shifter.
Hunter, a bear shifter, is not at peace, nor has he been for a long time. Yes, he has a good job and his co-workers, former teammates in the military, are his family, but his tragic past constantly weighs on him. The loss of his parents at such a young age, and the brutality of it, haunt him. He's surrounded by the family he's built with his friends, and yet, he's never felt more alone. He knows who his mate is, and has for a long time, but she seems scared of him, well, his bear, and for that, Hunter tends to hate that part of himself. He yearns for her though with his every breath.
Dawn, a police officer, works hard to not let any vulnerabilities show, therefore, she never shows her true self to others. Due to an emotionally scaring incident in her past, trust does not come easy for her, and when she saw the one person she thought she could trust change into something dangerous, she began to doubt her own judgment even more. But she can't stop thinking about him.
Hunter and Dawn both feel the connection, the attraction. It's always been there between them, but neither acted on it, though they both wanted to. However, things may be changing. Dawn may have been scared by his bear before, (read Lure of the Wolf to find out why) but looking back she recognizes that the bear, Hunter, was protecting her. As she and Hunter begin exploring their mutual attraction, and she comes to terms with his shifting ability, other concerns arise. Such as the fact that Hunter's past has returned, and it's colliding with his future, putting Dawn in danger.
Anna Lowe always amazes me with her creative mind, This new world she has created is wonderful Such amazing descriptions of the island that you feel you are there in person. I LOVE it

Blue Moon Saloon Book 4: Salvation

One hero, assumed dead. One woman who refuses to give up. One destiny.

Anna Boone won’t give up the search for her cousin, Sarah, who everyone assumes dead. And she refuses to give up on the wounded bear found next to the ashes of her cousin’s house. There’s something deep in his eyes and in his soul she just can’t resist. Something special. Something…human, almost. When her search for the truth leads her to the Blue Moon Saloon, Anna finds more than she ever bargained for — and unwittingly leads a deadly foe to those she loves most.


Charleann Davis
VINE VOICE
5.0 out of 5 stars A Exciting Paranormal Shifter Romance Story with lots of action
Reviewed in the United States on November 2, 2016 Verified Purchase
A fourth book in the blue moon Saloon series. Anna just keeps the series getting better an better. Anna doesn't believe her cousin died in the fire that killed her family.,deep down she believes Sarah is alive an she plans on finding her. As she visits the animal control as she always volunteers she comes across a badly burned an scarred bear. She asks if she can sit with him an they say it's ok but he probably won't make it much longer he's too badly injured. She sits and talks to the bear all through the whole day into the night an stays outside the cage but she reaches through the bars an strokes his fur where he still has some. She tells him to fight to please live an feels like he understands her. Todd stays in his bear form he doesn't shift but after the lady helps him escape he starts walking but doesn't know why he's going the direction he is but he finds his cousins Soren and his mate an a surprise he didn't expect, he almost knocks Anna down she doesn't recognize him as a man an he is too upset to realize she is the woman that talked him into fighting to live. Can Todd an Anna find happiness like their cousins have . This is a touching shifter and the woman they love story with danger threatening the woman an child they love. Can they stop the rogue wolf shifters before they lose the families they love. This book will make you laugh, cry and smile at the end. I love Anna Lowe's books and voluntarily decided to review it so others might enjoy it as much as I did. A Great Paranormal shifter book with bear shifters an wolf shifters. It's a great read couldn't put it down til the very last page.

Thelma
5.0 out of 5 stars I love these series of hot sexy shifter love stories
Reviewed in the United States on October 9, 2016 Verified Purchase
Anna Lowe writes a great series of hot sexy shifter love stories. Anna is hunting for her cousin Sarah who's home was burned down by the group called the Blue Bloods. Anna does find a wounded bear that was found next to Sarah's house. She spends time talking to the wounded bear (Todd) & tells him not to give up. Anna helps the wounded bear escape. Everyone thinks Sarah is dead but Anna just knows in her heart that Sarah is alive. Anna finds Sarah at the Blue Moon saloon just after (Todd) arrives & he was just told that he is the father of Sarah's four month old baby. These books are a great sexy love stories about finding your true mate, you family, your friends, a new home & new start. I can't wait to read Summer & Drew's stories when it is released.

K Cram
5.0 out of 5 stars Love of a Mate Heals
Reviewed in the United States on April 24, 2017 Verified Purchase
Loved Todd and Anna's story. Todd was presumed dead when he saved Sarah from a fire that killed her parents. In helping Sarah get away Todd was attacked by the Blue Bloods and everyone assumed he had died. Todd wished he had died, but something/someone pulled at him and kept his battered and damaged body going. Anna never truly believed that her cousin Sarah was dead and when she heard that someone else had survived the horrible attacks that killed Sarah's family and the two other families that were attacked she headed to Arizona to see for herself. She found her cousin happy and alive, but she also found Todd, with the bluest eyes, and seemed oddly familiar. This is an emotional story that grips you from the beginning and never lets you go.....and yes it rips at your heart strings and has you reaching for a tissue.

DRFMAC
5.0 out of 5 stars The most engaged I have been with a story in a very very long time.
Reviewed in the United States on November 28, 2019
I love all of Anna Lowe's books, and I've happily followed the Twin Moon Ranch and Blue Moon Saloon saga. This one, though, really grabbed my heart. I've never EVER rooted so hard for a couple as I did for Todd and Anna, especially with what Todd has been through.

In fact, I'd love a follow-up (short?) story about how they and their family are doing in their new situation.
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Blue Moon Saloon Book 3: Redemption

True love is about forgiveness, not pride.

Bear shifter Soren Voss lives and breathes for the new clan he leads as alpha. It’s all he has left after the rogue ambush that murdered the woman he loved — the woman he swears he’ll always love, even if it’s only in his dreams. But the day his dream comes true is also the start of a nightmare, because his destined mate may no longer be his and his alone. Is it fate’s way of torturing him or his last chance at redemption?

Sarah Boone narrowly escaped the inferno that claimed her family and her home. For months now, she’s been on the run with a secret that will soon be impossible to hide. But the clock is ticking, and she needs a place to settle down soon. She never expected to find the love of her life running a funky little place called the Blue Moon Saloon. He’s darker and more dangerous than ever, but somehow more vulnerable, too. Does she have it in her to be the woman her world-weary warrior needs most of all?

Judy C. Lewis
5.0 out of 5 stars FABULOUS ADDITION TO THE SERIES!!!
Reviewed in the United States on July 16, 2019Verified Purchase
Title: Redemption
Series: Blue Moon Saloon
Author: Anna Lowe
Designation: Book 3 of Series, Long Novella/Short Novel (Approx 160 pages), *Can Be Read As A Standalone (See Notation), Paranormal Romance, No Cliffhanger, HEA
Reading Platform: eBook & Audiobook Editions
My Rating: FIVE DIVINELY ENTERTAINING STARS*****
*The author does an exceptional job of giving the reader ample backstory in each release, and Redemption could certainly be read as a standalone, but please be aware there is an underlying interconnected conflict running throughout the series. For a richer reading experience and to avoid possible spoilers, this reviewer recommends reading the books sequentially. This is such an awesome series, so I'm sure it's one decision you'll never regret

LeMiliere

5.0 out of 5 stars Sarah and Soren - Happiness At Last
Reviewed in the United States on April 3, 2019Verified Purchase
My review is written after reading and listening to this book

This book, the third in the series brings completion to Soren's story. Sorin and his brother Simon both moved to The Blue Moon Saloon after their whole clan/family were murdered, burned alive, by The Bluebloods a group of fanatical killers determined to stop shifters mating outside their own species. But Sorin didn't only lose his family he lost Sarah, the human, who was his Destined Mate.

Many months later Sorin gets his second chance at love and happiness when Sarah gets off the bus just outside the Blue Moon, she's thin, she's frightened, she has scars after trying to save her parents from the fire which killed them. Sorin is both shocked and elated to see her alive but then he notices something which could change everything - Sarah is pregnant and there is no way the baby could be his!

JodyL

5.0 out of 5 stars Enticing and tintalizing
Reviewed in the United States on August 3, 2018Verified Purchase
Soren thinks that his mate and love of his life died in a fire set by their enemies. He now owns a bar with two other bear shifters in the town by Twin Moon Ranch.
Sarah survived the fire by a twist of fate. She believes that Soren died and takes comfort with his cousin. One night things go to far when she gets drink and imagined that it is Soren she is with. The enemy finds her and she goes on the run.
Now she is in Arizona, eight months pregnant and realizes that Soren is still alive. Can these two get their second chance? Or are there too many things between them. What happens when the enemy catches up to her?
This is an intriguing way to continue this series. There is plenty to entice and tantilate in this story
Barbara @ Barbara Book Blog
5.0 out of 5 stars Sizzling Story
Reviewed in the United States on July 7, 2016Verified Purchase
The story between Sara and Soren was so good and the characters were made for each other. I liked the fact that Soren new Sarah was his mate but kept fighting it because she was pregnant with someone else's baby. Sarah did not know she was pregnant by a shifter and that moon lust was real. Sara is a sassy but scared woman because a group of men are out to finish what they started when they burned her family home.

Anna Lowe did such a great job with this story and the characters. I look forward to reading more from this author.
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Blue Moon Saloon Book 1: Damnation

He hasn’t forgotten her, and she sure hasn’t forgiven him.

Jessica Macks is a she-wolf on the run from a band of murderous rogues. When she finds a job at a shifter bar, it seems like a safe haven from her hunted life on the road. But the minute she walks through the swinging doors of the Blue Moon Saloon and comes face-to-face with the man she once loved, she’s tempted to march right back out. No way, no how is she risking her heart to that infuriating alpha bear again.

Simon Voss thought he lost everything in an ambush months before: his home, his family, his past. His new job at the Blue Moon Saloon is a desperately needed fresh start on life. Then along comes Jessica, the irresistible she-wolf his clan forced him to reject years before. When Simon is obliged to hire Jessica and work side by side with the one woman to ever make his bear go wild, he’s half in heaven, half in hell. He hasn’t forgotten her, and she sure as hell hasn’t forgiven him. Is this just another path to heartbreak or his last chance to claim his destined mate?


MaryLou Hoffman
VINE VOICE
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVED IT!
Reviewed in the United States on May 12, 2018 Verified Purchase
DAMNATION is the first book in the Blue Moon series. While each is meant to stand alone, I believe it will be better to read them all and in the order of release. This is a spin-off of the Wolves of Twin Moon Ranch series. I have not read any of those books and had no trouble with following the characters (but I’m mighty curious now!).

Grabbed me by the heart and held on straight until the end. I loved every minute of listening to this story of destiny and love that was meant to be claimed and celebrated.

While in some stories it is annoying to hear inner dialogue, in this one it made the wolf and bear additional characters and they are terrific! They are so simple, single-minded, and in love with each other. Now if they could just get their humans to quit being so proud.

This is the first book I have read from Anna Lowe. I want more!

Krystinna Collett
5.0 out of 5 stars Great shifter book!
Reviewed in the United States on October 18, 2019Verified Purchase
This is one of the best shifter books I have read. What happens when a wolf and a bear try to mate? All he** breaks loose. It starts when these two ask permission from their class to be married. The clans approve a marriage, but it is not to each other. What results is heartache; that breaks up the two, and brings death and destruction among the clans by a rouge clan. Running for their life's, the she-wolf and her sister find themselves in Arizona. They find a new friend and allies who offer them work and room and board. There is one catch.... They will be working for and sharing quarters with two shifter brothers. When the time comes for them to meet, it's her mate. Find out what happens by picking up this book, you won't regret it!

lala
5.0 out of 5 stars Damnation, glad I read this!
Reviewed in the United States on August 24, 2017Verified Purchase
This seems like a really good series. The author is not one I am familiar with but, one I am now interested in. The characters Simon, Soren, Jessica, Janna and Cole are all interesting. Simon a bear shifter and Jessica a wolf shifter met a long time ago and each recognized their destined mates in each other. However, their respective clans and packs forbade them from mating. However, they changed their minds and decided Soren and and Jessica should mate, each being the first born of their respective families. Simon tries to get the respective families to change their minds but they refuse. During all of this Jessica is unaware they intend to mate her to Soren, Simon's older brother. When Simon gives her the cold shoulder out of necessity she becomes angry . Soren also has a mate unknown to his clan. She is human, also not accepted by his clan. When rogue shifters destroy his clan and her pack in a sadistic plan to keep shifter blood pure they learn they failed to kill Jessica and Janna. Simon and Soren were away at the time and were also spared. They meet up again at the Blue Moon Saloon. Read the story to find out what happens next. It's a tale worth reading!
Lyn & Nino
5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing read!!!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 13, 2016Verified Purchase
What an amazing story! I am a huge fan of shifter stories and of Anna Lowe's books. The way this book is written is so warm and real, I think that is one of the things that I loved so much about this book. The storyline was incredible, there are so many twists and turns in it, making it a compelling page tuner that is filled with action, adventure, pain and love. The characters were so well thought out and descriptive, each character having their own strengths and all of them having inner demons that they try to deal with on their own. Throughout the book they realise they can trust others.
This is a definite must read!!!!!
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