Genres: Romane, Shifter-Bears, BBW, Novella
Book four of six
Caroline Madison is curvy, beautiful, and often the life of the party. Her confident, easy going personality has the ability to make everyone feel comfortable. Unfortunately, once the party is over, her voice sends men running far, far away. She’s never been asked on a second date, and as much as she wants a life filled with love and her own family, she knows she’s destined to be a one date wonder.
Lucas Wellington, a grizzly bear shifter, owns the best sandwich shop in Bear Canyon. Despite his past, he’s made a life for himself that anyone would be proud of. The only thing missing is a mate. Unfortunately, male shifters outnumber the women three to one, and the thought of placing an ad for a bride is out of the question. He’d hate to find the one, only to have her look at him with disgust when his past is revealed.
After yet another failed date, Caroline decides a vacation is in order. She visits Bear Canyon, not for the ratio of men to women, but to see her newly married best friends. When she meets Luke, their attraction is instant, but after one fantastic date Luke rejects her. Luke vows to keep his distance, but Caroline’s voice sooths him in a way he can’t explain and he can’t stay away forever. In a last ditch effort to save his future, Luke exposes his secrets. Will Caroline turn him away, or will she finally get the second date she’s always dreamed of?
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
“Bear Seeking Bride: Luke” Bear Canyon Bears book #4 by author Ruby Shae.
My Rating: 3 Stars…
Book four in this series features the romance of grizzly bear shifter Luke Wellington and a BBW human woman, Caroline Madison.
Luke owns Bear Canyon’s popular sandwich shop. Luke has a past that haunts him, makes him believe that he is unworthy of love. Poor Luke is resigned to the fact that he will live a lonely life, unmated. Not only does he have his past against him but Bear Canyon has three times a many males than female shifters. And whatever humans are in town are already mated to bears.
Caroline has no trouble getting a date. Unfortunately the men she dates seem to run away after only one. She has what she describes as a loud annoying voice that turns many people off. But she can’t help that. She is who she is. But for this reason, she believes she will never find her HEA. While on vacation visiting her best friends in Bear Canyon, she meets Luke. They are instantly attracted to each other and Luke can’t get her off his mind. But after one amazing date, Luke backs off. But not for the reason Caroline thinks. Luke actually loves her voice. Still, Caroline is hurt even though she is used to rejection. She wanted to believe Luke was different. Her attraction to him was something she never felt before.
I enjoyed watching Luke find the courage to go after Caroline before it was too late and she left town. I believe he would have chased her if she did. With some prompting and advice from his sister Lily and their guardian he was determined to fix things with Caroline. He believed with all his heart that she was his mate. He would tell her about his past and pray she still wanted him.
This was another sweet, super short story in this series. I love Ruby Shae’s bear series’. When I want short, satisfying stories, I know hers will be perfect.
On to the next!!! 🙂