Dan can’t put up with this any more. Being the only single person in his pack was starting to take a toll on him.

To make matters worse, the Northern Wind Pack has been hiding since they last fought. He knew what that meant; they were due to attack very soon. With his mind confused he knew he needed to find a mate, and quick.

After travelling for most of her life, Lucy has had it with her brother Dom’s antics. He’d already crossed the line long ago, and his demands were getting even worse. She wanted nothing to do with him. Luckily for her, seemingly at the perfect time, an attractive shifter stumbled upon her – literally. Maybe she could get used to this town…

Titles in the Alpha Bears series include:  Adored By The Alpha BearSaved By The Alpha BearLoved By The Alpha Bear –

Title:  Loved By The Alpha Bear
Series:  Alpha Bears #3
Author:  Emilia Hartley
Published:  June 16, 2017
My Rating:  4 stars

Although Dan has found a new home with the Alliance pack, he’s still the only single guy around now.  It’s a lonely spot watching the other two couples of his small pack pair off and leave him feeling happy for them and lonely for himself.  All that changes in one night when he finds himself defending a beautiful young woman against an attacker.   And discovers that there is someone just for him after all, his mate.

Lucy has only known her brother’s brutality and his dominance.  He’s the reason behind her resolve to not allow her bear to shift, to deny that violent part of herself.  When Dan steps in to protect her from her brother’s attack she finds a kindness in his pack that she never expected.  Especially knowing what her brother and cousin had planned for them.  She’s attracted to Dan but her fears are a part of her now and she cannot let go of them, not even for the man she’s coming to love.

Loved By The Alpha Bear gives us Dan and Lucy’s romance.  Dan might not be an alpha, but he knows how to care for a wounded mate.  A woman who may never share with him the joys of running as a bear.  But still a woman he could see himself with for a lifetime.  Lucy comes with a lot of baggage.  Some of it is imposed upon her by her brother’s actions, yet some of it is also self-denial of what and who she is.  Until she comes to grips with her shifter side she’s only living a half life.  Trusting is a big issue, but the Alliance pack and Dan are showing her a different way of life.

I enjoyed this story.  It’s gentler than the previous stories but there is still conflict.  There always will be until the Northern Wind pack changes their ways.  The series isn’t over and I’m curious to see what will come our way next.

Loved By The Alpha Bear is a story that any reader of Shifter Romance or Paranormal Romance would enjoy.  An engaging story, likable main couple and secondary characters we already know.

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