Boone Wayland was a shifter, a problem solver, and a protector, not always in that order. When he decided he wanted to find his mate, there was only one place to go… the Paranormal Dating Agency masterfully run by Gerri Wilder. He’d visited the website in the few minutes that he’d managed to wrest control of his computer from the teen aged shifters he fostered and read a number of her reviews… okay, all of the reviews. He contacted the Agency because it was the boys that he’d been thinking of.
Mostly. Partly. Okay, not really. He wanted a mate. Hungered to hold her to him, make her smile, lose himself in her eyes and her body for the rest of his life.
But, finding a mate when he had a store to run and a houseful of boys to raise made the traditional model of ‘dating’ nearly impossible. It seemed like a Hail Mary pass one might make in a sporting game, but if there was one thing Boone didn’t have in his life it was time. So, he picked up the phone and asked Gerri for her special brand of help.
Willa Barnes wanted a family so bad she could almost taste it. The future would be as sweet as the fruit pies that she was known for at her boyfriend’s Diner, and it was all within her grasp. But that was before Charlie ran off with the hostess at the diner, leaving Willa to watch the shop while he was on his honeymoon in Las Vegas.
Hearing her woeful story, her favorite customer has a crazy idea. It turns out he knows a matchmaker and that feisty matchmaker just might know the perfect man for Willa. Only, he’s not just a man.
Willa’s fascinated by the idea of meeting a bear shifter, but it’s not just becoming a wife that’s the offer on the table. He’s got a whole bunch of teen aged shifters that are waiting for her too. Is this ‘insta-family’ just what Willa wants or will the reality of it be Too Much to Bear?
Sexy shifters and their feisty mates who aren’t shy about loving each other – so, this is an adult, 18+ reader tale.
Title: Too Much To Bear
Series: Sylvan City Alphas #2
Author: Reina Torres
Published: January 7, 2018
My Rating: 4.5 stars
I had such fun with Too Much To Bear. After the intensity of the first story in the series, Boone and Willa’s story is lighthearted, fun and definitely sexy. Although I suppose this story “could” be read on its own, there are characters mentioned and events that really began back in the first book, The Tiger’s Innocent Bride. So I’d suggest you pick that one up as well, it will enhance your enjoyment of this story… and besides, it’s an amazing story as well.
Since the cover blurb tells so much of the background for Willa and Boone you don’t need my recap. The love that Willa has to give is overflowing. She’s always wanted a family of her own and while she may not have given birth to these teenagers, she couldn’t love them more. Boone found everything he needed in Willa. She not only completes him but she’s that final piece that binds them and the boys into a family. Boone and Willa will always find room for one more child who needs them and that is a huge part of their charm. The endless compassion and love.
We got a chance to catch up briefly with Paige, and spent some time with Cage who will have his story told next. I’m hooked on this series and enjoying every moment spent in this unique world. I’d recommend Too Much To Bear for any Paranormal Romance or Shifter Romance reader who enjoys a fun, sexy story with touches of danger and compassion. Don’t be surprised if you get hooked on this series, it’s addicting.
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Available for the Kindle