Winning Connie back is the only thing I have left to live for...
Bear Shifter Ralph Everson escaped the hectic pace of the city and returned to his roots in Craggstone Town, but not before he managed to screw up his life and hurt the only woman he’s ever loved–his unclaimed true mate, Connie. So, he does the only thing a man in his situation can. He waits for her to forgive him. Watches over her and keeps her safe. He still loves her and, before everything had gone wrong, he was pretty sure she had loved him back. So … patience. Yeah, not exactly his thing.

But then someone hurts Connie. Right in front of him.

Her time is up. No more waiting around. He wants a second chance to prove that he can be the man she needs.  

He’s the only man I’ve ever loved and the only man I hate…
Connie has spent years putting her life back together after Ralph Everson ripped it apart, building her little bakery business into a town favorite and throwing all her energy into ignoring the tall, sinfully handsome man who refuses to leave her alone. Even the memories of his kisses have been banished and locked away. She’s safe. Fine. A little frustrated, but she’ll survive.

Then, fate decides fine isn’t good enough. Disaster strikes, a deadly fire ripping everything away from her in an instant. To make matters worse, he is the one to save her.

Now he’s back in her life, invading her space and starring in her dreams. His help is the last thing she wants to accept, but she doesn’t have a choice. She doesn’t have anyone else.

She might need him, but it doesn’t mean she has to like it. Ralph Everson broke her heart once before and she’s sworn he’ll never get close enough to do it again.

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 Everson Brothers series include:  My Curse to Bear – My Duty to Bear – My Wound to Bear – My Heat to Bear – My Hunger to Bear

Title:  My Hunger To Bear
Series:  The Everson Brothers #5
Author:  Olivia Arran
Published:  January 11, 2017
My Rating:  4.5 stars

Throughout The Everson Brothers series we’ve gotten glimpses, snippets of the love that Ralph has for Connie – and the hatred that Connie has toward Ralph.  It’s been painful and sad to watch Ralph sink further into despair over his mate.  And now we know what happened in their past to make Connie believe there was no future for them at all.

For close to seven years Ralph has stuck to the background of Connie’s life.  He watches over her, tried to keep her as safe as he could from a distance.  Yet when the fire that destroyed her bakery also harmed his mate, well he’s had enough of playing the waiting game.  Human life is short, and they’ve wasted enough time doing this dance over what she believes as truth and what he knows are lies.  Why her father would lie to her on his deathbed Ralph has no ideas… but he did and it changed the course of their lives up until now.  Now she would get some truths from him that she may not be ready to hear, but it’s time for her to know everything, and if she still walks away from him at least he knows he did everything he could.  Before he lives the rest of his life in loneliness and goes slowly mad from losing his mate.

An addiction, no matter to what, slowly destroys more than one life.  And Connie’s father’s addiction ruined his business, his friendship with Ralph and left his daughter hating the man she’d loved.  In this story there were no winners, not really.  Both Ralph and Connie had lost so much due to one lie, and for them to have any type of future Ralph had to tell her some very hard truths.

My Hunger To Bear was a very satisfying story bringing this series to a conclusion.  And, interestingly enough, we finally got to know Pa and Mom’s true names, and chuckle when none of the mates knew who was being spoken of.  The strong family ties, the deep abiding love and the magic of the soul bond made this series such a delight to follow.  If you are addicted to series, if you love Shifter Romance then this is a series that I would strongly recommend.  Solid stories, engaging couples, interesting secondary characters and a charming small town.  There’s lots to love in The Everson Brothers Series.  Indulge yourself and enjoy.

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