Series: Bear Mountain 22
Length: Novel (337pgs)
Publisher: Twisted E-Publishing (March 20, 2019)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts
Blurb: Their need to protect him is greater than their need to claim…
Life seems to have it out for Zachary Duchamps. He’s gone from foster home to foster home, until he works his ass off to get into the University of Chicago—hopeful to change his circumstances. But when a side job brings him face-to-face with the paranormal, he’s abducted and sold to the highest bidder. Finally able to escape years later, fate brings him from one nightmare to another.
When the battered, exhausted human shows up at their door, bear shifters Chase and LJ rush to protect Zach from whatever demons are chasing him. They immediately scent the man is theirs, but after all he’s been through, they hold back the instinctual need roaring in their blood.
Zach’s finally safe in Bear Mountain—but there are two shifters outside the walls, demanding they are the human’s mates and that he be returned to them.
Can Chase and LJ—with the help of a whole community—keep Zach safe from harm and prove to him that not all shifters are monsters?
And can Zach let go of his past and embrace his future?
Review: This was a powerful, detailed, oriented story. LJ and Chase’ lives are shown in depth as the story continues. I really enjoyed seeing what happened to the men in Benny’s care as well as reading about what happened to Zack. It was terribly horrible that Zack suffered for five years due to someone else’ gain.
Zack for his part is guided to LJ and Chase by someone and the ball is set in motion for three men to connect but due to what Zack has been through it is a tough road as well as Chase facing his past.
I really enjoyed everything about the story. It’s filled with a lot of emotions, loving patience from two bears and a scared young man who yearns to stand on his own and gain freedom that was taken from so long ago. It states that this book is the last in the series with plans for a spin off with the next generation. I can not wait for it to start.
Fantastic read and highly recommended.