Bear with Me by Everleigh Clark
PURCHASE LINK: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077RR1GYB
Bo Alexander has his hands full as temporary alpha of his little clan in Bear Paw River.
But then she shows up.
A gorgeous, curvy—human—single mother with a shifter son in tow. Between the kid’s bodily function jokes and the mating heat sizzling from Jane, Bo doesn’t know which way is up. But he knows she’s hiding something. And he’s just the man to help her.
Jane has been running with Liam for too long now. She’s exhausted, scared, waiting for the day Seth finds her and drags them back to his pack. But Bear Paw River promises sanctuary…and love? No, she doesn’t have the freedom to open her heart. Besides, love is deadly.
It’s time for Bo to bear-up and save this woman and cub. But can he let her go when the danger has passed? Humans and grizzly shifters aren’t meant to be. Right?
Then again, crazier things have happened. Look at his sister. She married a wolf.
Jane is on the run with her six year old son and is trying to stay hidden from the boy’s father. He was a lion shifter who was emotionally and physically abusive. Now she’s working at a small diner in Bear Paw Ridge and waiting for the moment she and her son might need to run again. Except Bo, the alpha in Bear Paw Ridge figured out nearly immediately Jane is his mate. But as Bo tries to befriend and court her, he also can sense something looming from her past. And quickly that past comes calling and Bo fears that Jane and her son Liam may run again he will have lost them.
This book was such a fun read! Bo was one of the sweetest alphas I’ve ever read. The connection he had with Jane was evident, but what really made me fall in love with him was how much he cared about Liam. Freaking adorable and he had me swooning all over the place. There was a bit of steam between Jane and Bo and of course plenty of drama with the storyline, but overall this was just a good, sweet story that will leave you feeling warm and furry… I mean, fuzzy.
Bo filled the other spoon with stew, blew on it to make sure it was cool enough to eat—he wasn’t taking any chances on hurting his mate—and then tilted it toward her. When she closed her lips around the metal, he groaned. Her mouth was as perfect and sensuous as the rest of her. Her pink tongue darted out to lick a dribble of soup.
“What do you think?”
“Hmm.” He laid the spoon on the counter and picked up his wine. “A bit hot. Try this.” He brought his glass of wine up to her lips, loving the way her throat moved when she swallowed. He sipped and met her gaze with a grin. “Too cold. Sorry, I shouldn’t have put it in the fridge first, I don’t know much ab—”
Her lips covered his, interrupting him, and he returned her fevered kiss. He couldn’t get enough of savoring her taste, as he darted his tongue into her mouth, exploring every inch of her. When they finally stopped to catch their breath, her eyes glowed with heat and passion, and her lips were full and pouty, wet from his kisses.
“Was that better, big guy?” She still sounded breathless as she grinned up at him.
“It was just right. Are you still hungry, Goldie?”
She nodded and pressed her body against him and ran her fingers up his chest and kissed him hard. “Famished.”