Genres: Romance, Christmas, BBW, Paranormal, Shifters-Polar Bears, Instalove, Novella
Published: December 10, 2016
Read: December 12, 2016
Series: North Pole #4
Told in Dual POVs
Curvy girl, Melinda Snow, is one of the few unmated humans living in Santa’s Village, the magical hidden world also known as the North Pole. Unlike her existence in the human world, her life is filled with friendship and happiness, but it still lacks love and romance, two things she secretly craves.
Life has never been easy for polar bear shifter, Joel Edwards. Unlike the other Enforcers who provide security for Santa and the Pole, he’s the only one who’s different in more ways than one. Finding a mate never felt like a possibility until he saw Mindy for the first time.
When Joel finally makes a move, and asks Mindy out, she flat-out rejects him, and suddenly, his differences are harder to ignore. Mindy likes Joel, but she can’t date a man that doesn’t know his own mind, even if he is all she wants for Christmas. With a little help from Santa, can these two lonely hearts get mated by Christmas, or will mix-ups and mistakes and keep them apart forever?
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
“Santa Bear” North Pole 4 by author Ruby Shae
Published: December 10, 2016
My Rating: 4 Stars
I absolutely love Ruby Shae’s bears. All of her novellas are steady to fast paced and can be read in a couple of hours. Her heroines are typically voluptuous and curvy; just what her large bear shifters are looking for in their mates. Ruby’s heroes are largely built, sexy, tough, protective and loyal. Ruby is an author I like to keep an eye on.
The premise of the North Pole series is how the polar bear shifters of the North Pole find their mates. Each bear has their own personality and they are all sexy! These polar bears are the enforcers/protectors of Santa’s village/town and all the humans and shifters that reside there. The cast of characters not only bring fun, love and romance, but there is witty banter and quirkiness with some light angst. And of course they all have HEAs.
Who would have thought Santa Claus likes to play matchmaker? Well, he does love making people happy. This sweet story is about how Polar bear shifter, Joel Edwards romances curvy human, Melinda-Mindy-Snow.
Both Joel and Mindy have less than happy pasts. They both believe they won’t have a happily ever after. Joel knows that Mindy is his mate but he thinks that she deserves better than himself.
Mindy is a human so she does not experience the strong pull one mate has for another. However she is attracted to Joel and likes him a lot.
This story has misunderstandings that get in the way at first but Joel is determined to win Mindy over. Joel makes many sweet and romantic gestures. I loved him so much! And I adored Mindy as well. She helped Joel realize that his past doesn’t define him and that he deserves her love just as much as she deserves his. A total swoon worthy read.
I don’t know if this was the last book in this series but I hope not!