Genres:  Romance, Christmas, Shifter-Bears, Instalove, 

Published:  December 2, 2015

Read:  December 14, 2016

Series:  Christmas Bear Shifter Romance #1

Told in dual POVs

The Blurb:

Wrap yourself up in a smoking-hot bear shifter romance this Christmas!

Orphaned Noelle Hollis has nowhere to go for the festive season. A half-baked plan has brought her to the small town of Northwood on a freezing, snowy night two days before Christmas. When it comes to nothing, leaving her cold, lonely, and mad at herself, she breaks down in a cafe.

Ex-soldier and bear shifter Granger Sullivan is on his way home for Christmas, but first he’s determined to track down his wayward brother, who’s run away from their parents. While having a pitstop in a cafe, he runs into a beautiful, yet distressed girl. He only intends to comfort her, but he’s quickly drawn to her sparky personality and sexy curves.

A snowstorm puts Granger’s plans on hold, but has the side-effect of throwing the two of them together. Will Noelle be able to put her misgivings about people aside and trust that Granger really wants her? And will Granger be able to convince her that he wants to take care of her – not just for Christmas, but furrever!

A sweet, sexy and heartwarming story about loss, redemption and family reunion, perfect for the holidays!

This is a standalone, short, sweet, and steamy read, perfect for a lunch break, bath time, or a little dose of me-time, wherever you are. HEA and no cliffhanger!

My Review:

Bear Home for Christmas (Christmas Bear Shifter Romance, #1)Bear Home for Christmas by Ariana Hawkes

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“Bear Home For Christmas” Christmas Bear Shifter Romance #1 is by author Araina Hawkes
My Rating: 3.75 Stars

Who wouldn’t fall in love with a sweet, well-mannered, protective and sexy bear shifter? A total Teddy Bear!

Granger Sullivan and Noelle Hollis…..

Granger is finally coming home to work along side his father in the family business. Granger just spent the past five years serving in the military overseas and is happy to be going home for good. He misses his family; his parents and brother. Of course it couldn’t hurt to find his own mate; make his own family. But before his surprise arrival home, Granger finds himself on a quest in search of his runaway brother and bring him home. Granger follows his brother’s trail to the small town of Northwood. On a quick stop in a cafe, instead of finding his brother, Granger finds his mate. Although he is thrilled to find her, he finds himself concerned when he spots her alone at a table and crying.

Noelle grew up an orphan, being moved around from home to home until she was old enough to be on her own. But she was lonely. Very lonely. Noelle spontaneously decides to board a bus and travel to the town where one of her foster families lived. When she arrives at the house only to find out her foster parents long since moved, she is disheartened and feeling even more lonely. Noelle has no where to stay and very little money. To make matters worse, she is alone in a small town just days before Christmas.

Noelle’s situation slowly changes when she meets Granger. She agrees to spend time with him, helping him to search for his brother. As Granger and Noelle spend time together, they become closer. Their attraction grows and more than friendship starts to develop. While Granger knows he and Noelle are destined to be together, he needs to pursue her cautiously.

While Noelle likes Granger more than just a little, she is wary to get her hopes up. She has been on her own for a long time. Could she trust her instincts and take a chance on a happily ever after with Granger? She wants to.

“Bear Home For Christmas” was a sweet story with a touch of sadness brought to the story by Noelle. There is no angst and both Granger and Noelle are likable characters. I enjoyed reading this Christmas romance.


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