Title: His to Bear
Series: The Holloways, 1
Author: Lacey Thorn
Publisher: Resplendence Publishing
Genre and Pairing: Paranormal and M/F
Word Count: 40,000
Reviewer Name: Luna
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Jaeda is all alone, desperate to find safety, and there’s only one place she can go. She’ll have to run for the Holloway land and hope they’ll help her and not force her into a mating she doesn’t want. With hunters hot on her tail, she isn’t sure she’ll make it. Until something carries to her across the breeze, and she meets the bluest eyes she’s ever seen.
Holt never planned to stay with the Holloways. He was only there to offer temporary help. Then a dream ran to him and threw herself into his arms. Her fear was palpable, and when she begged him to protect her, he knew he wasn’t leaving.
He’d protect her, see to all her needs, and keep her right by his side. From the moment she sought his help, she became his to bear.
Warning: When a marine and a shifter-on-the-run collide, beware! Sparks will fly. This human isn’t all to sure of the mating and the bear… Well, bears will be bears and she wants him NOW!
In this spin off of Lacey Thorn’s Awakening Pride series we get a closer look at the sexy Holloway bears. In His to Bear Holt only stayed with the Holloways in order to provide help after he inadvertently lead danger to their door. It also allowed him time away from his best friend and her new mate. He never expected Jaeda. Jaeda has been taught to fear and trust in the Holloway brothers. When her mentor is killed she runs to the only safety left even though she knows she is running from one danger to another. She never expected to find Holt. I love that Ms. Thorn gave Holt a woman that was sure about who she wanted and was willing to protect it, or in this case him. She knows that by running to the Holloways she will be giving up anonymity but she never expected to find love. The Holloways are in a tough spot and Ms. Thorn didn’t sugarcoat the harsh decisions they would be forced to make but I loved the underlying compassion each character exhibited even as they fought their nature. I loved that Jaeda was given time even if she didn’t appreciate what Holt was trying to give her. This story was a wonderful beginning to a brand new series and I enjoyed seeing the groundwork Ms. Thorn laid even as she gave Holt a love worthy of the man he is.
Four Twinkling Stars