Brock Tandell is the new Mayor of New Orleans. Most are envious of what he has and what he’s accomplished, but he will defend his Mate and rebuild his city against all odds, especially when a group of Human Supremacists come after them!

Gia Carosa is about to start her new job, as the administrative assistant to New Orlean’s newly elected mayor, Brock Tandell. Brock’s life is already interesting enough, being a Bear Shifter and all, but it’s about to get downright exciting as an anti-shifter group turns violent.

There’s a natural divide between the paranormal and the human and mistrust is commonplace. So commonplace that The Human Order seems to have no trouble recruiting in its protest against shifters. But Brock and Gia will need to learn to trust each other in the face of unnerving odds if they are to escape this threat, and if there is going to be any chance of them finding love. Brock and Gia are left scrambling to defend their loved ones, and each other, in the face of a quickly growing threat that seems to be leaps and bounds ahead of them. To complicate matters the chemistry between them is sure to put “SCANDAL” in the headlines.

Sexy shifters and their feisty mates who aren’t shy about loving each other – so, this is an adult, 18+ reader tale.

Titles in the Big Easy Bears series include:  Brock –

Title:  Brock
Series:  Big Easy Bears #1
Author:  Becca Fanning
Published:  January 30, 2017
My Rating:  4 stars

The Big Easy Bears series opens with an intriguing, interesting tale that could almost be seen in today’s news headlines… almost.  The world building for Brock was done very easily and smoothly, after all this is New Orleans, a place many have visited or seen in movies, television or during Mardi Gras celebrations  It’s a city that has a life of it’s own and one we’re comfortable with… and now has a bear shifter mayor.  The Shifter lore of this world is a bit different in that Shifters are definitely ruled by the full moon and must shift at that time.  The human side is also not fully in control of their animal at all times,, and while they have been outed for years now, they also keep to themselves and shift in private places.

Brock and Gia’s story is certainly steamy and sexy, but it’s also involved, intriguing and full of interesting bits of information that will develop over the series.  The Human Order is as much of a terrorist organization as you’d imagine, and their goal is clear… death to all Shifters.  Without giving away spoilers, it’s a bit hard to really go into detail on this one.  I know that I’d not want to know certain things ahead of time.  It’s the twists and turns that make this story so very interesting.  Some things you may suspect from the very beginning, others will grow on you over the length of the story.  It’s all very well played out with the exact emotional punches where they’re needed.

It would be very difficult to not care about Brock and Gia in the light of the hatred directed toward them.  There is also anger and sadness when certain facts are revealed.  This couple will go through a roller coaster of emotions, and situations before they end up with their happy ending.  The secondary characters, especially Brock’s clan make this story so much more.  I’m definitely looking forward to learning more about them through their own personal tales.

I would not hesitate to recommend Brock to any reader who loves Shifter Romance, a good story, likable characters and an intriguing plot.

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