mountain-guardian-bearTitle:  Mountain Guardian Bear
Series:  Bears of Pinerock County #4
Author:  Zoe Chant
Published:  September 30, 2016
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  Kindle Unlimited
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His bear-shifter clan mates know him only as Gannon, a scarred loner concealing a dark past. The mountain man of the Pinerock Bears guards the Circle B Ranch from afar and shuns the company of others, until the day he comes back to his cabin and finds a beautiful, curvy woman sleeping in his bed … that his bear recognizes as his mate!

All Daisy knows about herself is her name, and she’s not even sure about that. The curvy amnesia victim wakes up in Gannon’s cabin, knowing only that she was somehow drawn here while fleeing from an unknown danger she can no longer remember. She never expected to find a shy yet strong mountain man taking care of her.

As passion blossoms between these two lost souls, the secrets hiding in Gannon’s past and Daisy’s present threaten to tear their happiness apart. Can Gannon protect his beautiful mate … and overcome his own demons to learn to love her.

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

Titles in this series include:  Sheriff Bear – Bad Boy Biker Bear – Alpha Rancher Bear – Mountain Guardian Bear

Read on for my thoughts on Mountain Guardian Bear.

Like many readers who follow the Bears of Pinerock County series, I’ve been awaiting Gannon’s story.  This silent, gruff, reclusive man has been a puzzle.  Always in the background, but his strong presence is difficult to miss when he’s needed the most.  Learning his story was an eye opener and a deeper look into a very complicated man who like all of us simply wants to find that one person for him, even if he believed he was far from worthy of love.  The fates had an amazing woman in mind for Gannon – Daisy was everything he’d longed for, and it turns out, everything he could possibly need.

Daisy has no idea of who she is.  Her terrified flight through the forest and higher up the mountain has been fueled by terror and an uncanny certainty that safety lies ahead.  Why?  She  has no clue, it’s as though a rope were tied around her waist drawing her to something, someone who would protect her from whatever stalked her through these trees.  As she burst through to a clearing filled with wildflowers she saw the small, old-fashioned cabin in the moonlight.  Here was where she’d be safe.  Feeling a bit like Goldilocks, she entered the cabin with caution but no one was home.  Exhaustion, pain, fear and a sense of coming home enveloped her as she gave into the temptation of lying down in that huge bed for just a bit, just long enough to catch her breath.  She was completely unaware when the owner of that cabin looked down upon the sleeping stranger in his bed and thought with wonder… mate.

Mountain Guardian Bear completely delivers on the mystery of who Gannon is… and who he was before finding himself pulled into this small unique bear clan, which now included several human mates and a cub.  Because Gannon’s history is so powerful, and so connected to other events in this story I honestly don’t want to give away any more.  If you’ve read the other stories in this series then you will need to discover Gannon’s secrets for yourself and that’s as it should be.  I will say only that our silent, gruff mystery bear has held on to so much pain and so many secrets that are simply heartbreaking.  He’s stronger than we ever imagined – and he will become so much more by the end of this story with his mate, Daisy at his side.

I always knew it would take a uniquely strong and special woman to capture Gannon’s heart.  Daisy is certainly that woman.  I loved their story which is filled to the brim with passion, danger, secrets and resolutions to both the past and for the future.

If you haven’t started this series, I would strongly recommend that you start at the beginning with Sheriff Bear and worked your way through some amazing couples and a very good story line.  Without starting at the beginning and understanding what the Alpha of this clan is like and how he’s changed over the course of the series I don’t know if you’ll get the complete impact of Gannon’s story.  You’ll enjoy it, no doubt, but for this series, I believe that following in order does make a difference as the changes in the characters, subtle they may be, do add to the complete story.

I read this story through my Kindle Unlimited subscription. For ten dollars a month you get access to thousands of really great stories across all genre, and the authors get paid for you reading the story through to the 100% mark. It’s a win-win. Probably the best 10 bucks I spend a month.

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