Grin and Bear It (Animal in Me #3) by Tamara Hoffa #mf #review @TamaraHoffa

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A trip to the library can change your life, but Guiles Fredricks never expected to find his mate standing behind the checkout desk. One whiff of her blackberry and lavender scent has him hooked, but the fear haunting her emerald green eyes makes his bear roar to claim and protect her.

Gina Salducci came to Honey Corners to hide. On the run from her abusive ex- boyfriend she fears she will never be safe. Nick Mancuso runs Atlantic City, he has ties to the mob and won’t hesitate to kill her if he finds her. Obviously her taste in men sucks.

When her fears are realized and danger finds her, will she run again, or find it in her heart to trust the bear that vows he is her mate? addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da16 Kim Talks TomesTAG

Guiles never expected to find his one true mate in the library during a kindergarten field trip. But, his bear scented her immediately and knew that the new librarian was his. Gina is timid and scared, running from her former mob boss boyfriend. She agrees to explore things with Guiles, but is still afraid of being found by Nick Mancuso.

I found this to be a sweet story of Guiles and Gina’s mating. Guiles is a bear and Gina is human, and afraid because of being abused by her former boyfriend, but she was afraid of disclosing that to Guiles. Guiles will do anything to protect his new mate, no matter what the cost.

There is some action and suspense in this novella, but it balances well with the love portion of the story. As the third book in a series, I found it to work as a stand-alone. I enjoyed reading about Honey Corners and the bears and humans that live within the town.


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