Bearing the Storm by Milly Taiden

Posted March 11, 2023 by Marsha in Kindle Unlimited, Sexual Content 18+, Shifter, Shifter Romantic Suspense, Shifter Series / 0 Comments

Welcome to Hurricane Valley, home of the Hurricane Shifters!

As the alpha bear of Hurricane Valley, Logan Henry has one job: keep humans out. The elders insist on it for secrecy, and the townsfolk expect it. There’s no safer place to raise shifter children. When the valley needs a new hairdresser, the one person Logan wants to keep out is the one person he can’t push away.

Mallory needs a fresh start. So when an opportunity comes knocking at her door, she takes it. Being the new stylist at Hurricane Valley sounded like the break she needed. She just wasn’t prepared to see the only hunky bear who makes her knees weak and her chest flutter.

Mallory Hayes might be everything he wants, but Logan always puts duty first. And when Mallory walks into his life again, she changes everything. Now, duty means more than one thing for the bear. It means love.

Titles in the Hurricane Shifters series include — Bearing the Storm —♥— Growling for Thunder —♥— Paws in the Rain —♥—

This is an adult 18+ story that contains language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

Title:  Bearing the Storm
Series:  Hurricane Shifters #1
Author:  Milly Taiden
Published:  March 9, 2023
My Rating:  4.5

Bearing the Storm begins the Hurricane Shifters series with a couple that bring laughter, danger, and oh, so much sexiness to one small town deep in the forest where the townsfolk are a bit protective of their home with good reason.

I love the start of any new series, with a new world to discover and new characters to fall for; what’s not to love about that experience?  Bearing the Storm delivers one grumpy, sexy bear who may have his reasons for his attitude, but really, they don’t make a lot of sense to the rest of the world or particularly to Mallory, the human woman who loves this silly bear but is also hiding something very important from her past that will eventually catch up with them.

They might have had a physical relationship before she moved to the small town of Hurricane Valley, but he never allowed it to go much deeper.  Now, she’s the hair stylist who will be joining his sister’s salon while she’s out with newborn twins, and Logan isn’t exactly happy with that discovery.  But there’s even more in store for this grumpy bear – he’s about to find fatherhood, his mate, and the woman he’s been afraid to love right on his doorstep.  Time to man (or bear) up, Logan.

I loved everything about Bearing the Storm, from the laughter, the intrigue, the tight-knit community, the hot, sizzling chemistry, and of course, one woman who loves with all her heart and one grumpy bear who needs a change in attitude as much as he needs a haircut!  The secondary characters bring this world to life, and I can’t wait for some of their stories to be told.  In fact, with the varied population of this small town, I’m hoping for more than the three stories that are mentioned so far… but time will tell.

If you love a sexy romp with a couple that fits together perfectly, if laughter and friendship make a story better, and if a touch of danger ignites your imagination, then you’ll feel right at home in the Hurricane Shifters series.

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