Cassie is in trouble, and the only person that can help her is the last person that she wants to ask. Her ex-lover, Hades. Sure, he may be tall, huge, handsome, and deadly, but the man she waited for while he served in the Special Forces hasn’t been the same since he came back, and has done nothing but avoid her ever since.
Hades got his name in the military for a reason. He’s accurate, dangerous, and won’t hesitate to put you six feet under. He has also been avoiding his mate since he got back from the war. A dangerous rescue mission left him badly scarred, and he’s not sure if she can accept the man he has become. Until she knocks on his door late at night, needing his help.
Protecting Cassie gives Hades the second chance he’s been needing to win over his mate forever. But the danger chasing Cassie runs deeper than either of them think, and if Hades wants to keep his mate, he’s going to have to fight the battle of his life.
Sexy shifters and their feisty mates who aren’t shy about loving each other – so, this is an adult, 18+ reader tale.
Title: Big Strong Bear
Series: Soldier Bears #3
Author: Terry Bolryder
Published: August 22, 2015
My Rating: 4 stars
Big Strong Bear may just break your heart while giving you a powerful story to enjoy. Before Hades went away to the military and his special ops unit he and Cassie were young lovers, mates and had the whole world ahead of them. Then life happened. While on duty Hades was badly injured and the damage was beyond his shifter healing to complete. He’s left with the scars on his body and his soul. When he returned home he avoided his love, his mate feeling no longer perfect enough for her. (Men…sigh) Eventually Cassie stopped coming to his door but she didn’t stop watching over him. Which turned out badly for her when she saw something she misinterpreted and that set up resentment and pain. Two misunderstandings lead to a whole lot of heartache for this couple. And it gets worse when Cassie is in enough trouble to show up on her mate’s doorstep asking for help.
I’ll be honest, my heart ached for this couple while I wanted to sit them down for a stern talking to at the very same time. Watching their love be rebuilt, rekindled was an enjoyable experience. And getting to see all the other people from this series one last time was pure fun. I love the banter of this group. I enjoyed my time with Cassie and Hades They make a great couple, if a bit stubborn and bull-headed. Full of action, sexy times and true mates who are finding their way back to each other – this is a story and a series I’d recommend for any Paranormal Romance or Shifter Romance reader.
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