His to protect (Bears of Grizzly Ridge) book 1 ….. Elena Aiken
Back Cover …..
Every Shifter has a mate. She’s his. Now all he has to do is convince her that what they have between them is more than lust—much more.
When Harper’s life begins a death spiral, she does what any self respecting woman would do—she heads for the mountains. More specifically, Grizzly Ridge. A brand new—and very remote—lodge in the wilds of Montana where the last thing she expects to find is a very alpha, very sexy mountain man who’s more than a little wild himself and doesn’t waste any time reigniting feelings in her she’d long since buried.
From the moment he lays eyes on her, Axel knows the curvy brunette is more than just a guest at his lodge. Much more. Every bear shifter has a mate. She’s his. And whether his brothers believe in fated mates or not, nothing will keep Axel from what’s his. But first he’ll need to convince Harper that what she’s feeling is more than lust. It’s fate.
My review ……
A fun afternoon read.
Harper was getting screwed over (and not in a great way) her husband was leaving her for another man (she’d known he’d been gay for many years in their marriage) and was spinning it in such a way that it was her fault, and the company they both owned, well that wasn’t doing too good with the bad publicity she was getting. Harper needed to get away, preferably an island in the middle of nowhere, but her best friend came up with the next best solution, join her as a travel companion to a retreat in Montana (her friend writes travel reviews for a magazine) so Harper goes, with the intention of drowning her sorrows.
Axel is a bear with a plan, after being thrown out of their home (by their father who told them to bring his daughter home, they didn’t, and so were banished) Alex and his brothers are creating a new life, one in Montana, they’ve built a retreat and intend on opening it up (trekking in the summer, skiing in the winter) so they need a good review from the writer they have coming to stay for a few days.
The attraction between Harper and Alex was instant (more on Alex’s side as he’s convinced this woman is his mate) it doesn’t take long for them to do something about this attraction. Harper sees it as a thing to help her get over her husband and his schemes. But Alex is looking at forever, and he doesn’t intend on his mate getting away from him.
The other two brothers are very much against Harper and Alex getting together (if it wasn’t for their sister running off to be with her “mate”, then they would still be at the Den with their family) neither believe in forever mates, but watching Alex and Harper together, the two brothers give their blessing.
It’s a fun little read. It did have potential to be more. And the next books are about the brothers and their sister. It was free so that was a big plus.
Will I read the others ?? I’m not sure 🤔