An Alisa Review: Jingle Bears (The Bears of Falcon’s Ridge, #2.5) by Susan E. Scott

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Rating:  3.5 stars out of 5

Connor and Falcon have been together for a year and a half and are about to spend their second Christmas together. The way things have been going for the last few months has Falcon wondering if he should refer to it as their second Christmas or their last. With the mood that Connor has been in lately, Falcon isn’t sure that Connor even wants to be with him anymore.

Connor knows that he’s been acting like an ass, but he’s hurt with Falcon and can’t seem to get past it. On top of that, he’s been sick for a couple of weeks and doesn’t seem to be getting better, so now he’s worried that something serious may be wrong. And to add insult to injury—he’s gaining weight!

Both men are miserable and it’s only a few weeks until Christmas. Will they be able to work out their problems and have a merry holiday or will it take a Christmas miracle to get them back on track?

This was a cute story.  Connor and Falcon have been going through a rough patch and Falcon is starting to fear that if he goes through with a marriage proposal at Christmas that Connor wouldn’t accept.  Connor has been so confused with how he has been acting and feeling.

I loved Falcon’s worry and love for Connor no matter how he was acting and then their big surprise of Nick was great.  Both of them willingly accept their situation and son in their lives.  I loved seeing their connection with each other.  I haven’t read anything else in this series but it didn’t take away from the story.

Cover art by E Keith is cute and works well with the theme of the story.

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Book Details:

ebook, 60 pages

Published: December 6, 2017 by Painted Hearts Publishing

Edition Language: English

Series: The Bears of Falcon Ridge #3

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A Paul B Review: Bear In Mind (The Bears of Falcon’s Ridge #2) by Susan E. Scott

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Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Bear In MindGabe Falcon has been seeing Blake whenever his art work took him into Atlanta.  He first met Blake five months ago.  Shortly before their first date, Gabe found out that a woman he had been seeing in Savannah was pregnant with his child.  As Gabe has been a love them and leave them type of guy, this changed the equation for Gabe.  Karen, the woman from Savannah, would not agree to marry him, nor did she want to keep the baby.  Gabe hoped he could convince Karen to give him the baby to raise.  But this possibly puts an end to any future for his relationship with Blake as he states that he did not want to have kids someday.

Blake works at an art gallery in Atlanta.  Through his job, he meets Gabe, a sexy Native American artist.  While he agrees to become friends with benefits with Gabe for whenever he was in town on business, lately Blake has wanted to take the relationship to the next level.  He fears that if informs Gabe of his decision that he will lose Gabe.  When he doesn’t hear from Gabe in a while, Blake figures that the relationship, such as it is, is dying a natural death.  After being laid off at his art gallery, Blake decides to pay his friend Connor and Conner’s new boyfriend Falcon a visit.

When Blake arrives at Connor’s place for his visit, he can’t help but notice the resemblance Falcon bares to his Gabe.  When he learns that Falcon is actually his last name, it confirms that the two are brothers and in fact twins.  Blake then learns that Gabe is in Savannah for the birth of his own twins.  Blake is sure he does not want to be a home wrecker and wonders where he fits into Gabe’s new life.  He will certainly be busy with the new additions along with possibly their mother, leaving him alone.  Is there any hope for a life with Gabe and his kids?

This is the second book in the Bears of Falcon’s Ridge series.  I missed out on the first one but that did not detract much from the story.  (The first book was the story of Connor and Falcon.)  In this book, Gabe and Falcon being bear shifters is treated almost like they had brown eyes or were Native American, just another part of their being.  The only shifting that took place happened off page. 

Both men seem to want their relationship to develop further but are both afraid but telling the other of their desire that they will lose them.  Only after the subtle help of Connor after Gabe brings the babies home do the men come to realize that they both want the same thing.  I plan on catching up with the first book and look forward to others in the series.

The cover by Eden Connor fits the character of Gabe well.  A shirtless Native American male with long dark hair is standing in front of a forest scene.  It is just how I would picture Gabe as he was described.

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Book Details

EBook, 130 pages
Edition Language:  English
Published:  August 1, 2016 by Dark Hollows Press
ISBN:  978-1-044054-74-8

Series:  The Bears of Falcon’s Ridge

  • Bear With Me (The Bears of Falcon’s Ridge #1)
  • Bear In Mind (The Bears of Falcon’s Ridge #2)

Barb, A Zany Old Lady Review : Bear With Me (The Bears of Falcon’s Ridge) by Susan E. Scott

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Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5

Bear with MeThis is the first book I’ve read by this author, and I enjoyed the romance that developed between a big, burly bear shifter who happens to be the town sheriff and head of his clan and the young gay man, the family black sheep who has come to make an offer on land that’s been in the Falcon family for years.

When he arrives on the outskirts of Falcon’s Ridge, Connor Rhodes is not surprised to be pulled over for speeding by the local sheriff. What he is surprised at is the size of the sheriff, his gorgeous silver-gray eyes, and the hint of interest he spots in those eyes.  Connor flirts outrageously, but as expected, gets nowhere with the sexy guy in uniform.  Connor is there on behalf of his father whose sole purpose seems to be to get the land surrounding the town for real estate development.  Connor is only there because his other brothers weren’t available and doubts he’ll be very effective, but he decides to enjoy his mini-vacation anyway.

Caleb, known to all as Falcon, is drawn to the young guy, and when he pulls him over the next day for what appears to be drunken driving, he’s shocked by the feelings he’s rapidly developing for Connor.  Consulting with his grandmother, he finds out that members of his clan can have a fated mate, and though he doesn’t want him, he suspects Connor may be his.  When his desire and need to take care of Connor overrule his good sense, he marks Connor with the mating bite. Finding out there’s no way out of it, the only thing he can do is confess about the mating, and about the fact that he’s a bear shifter.

Both men have to face some truths and overcome the factors against them. Connor is a city boy, and Falcon is the clan leader, so there’s no way he can leave the area.  Add to that the facts that Connor’s dad wants that land no matter what; Falcon’s grandmother informs him either or both men will become ill and possibly die if they are separated; and the decisions that need to be made could be a matter of life or death.

This story was quite good as well as fun and interesting.  Though some aspects were predictable, the characters themselves were well-rounded, and the secondary characters will likely star in their own stories in the future.  A quick and easy read, I’d recommend this to those who enjoy shifter stories as well as stories of soulmates and true love.

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Cover Art by E Connors depicts a tall, muscular male with a naked torso and arms crossed in front of his chest.  Very nice depiction of Falcon.

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Book Details:

Kindle Edition, 118 pages
Published December 28th 2015 by Dark Hollows Press, LLC
ASINB019YHF7X4
Edition LanguageEnglish