Protection by Elle Thorne

Posted January 11, 2016 by Marsha in Shifter Series / 0 Comments

ProtectionTitle:  Protection
Series:  Shifters Forever #1
Author:  Elle Thorne
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Published:  January 24, 2015
Publisher:  Barbed Borders Press
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  Borrowed, Kindle Unlimited
Cover Description:

Grizzly bear shifter Grant Waters wants one woman—Curvy Chelsea O’Reilly. He’s wanted her since they met. Except he’s worried his secret may be too much for her. It may be what sets her running.

Curvaceous Chelsea works at a salon in Bear Canyon Valley. She gets butterflies when Grant’s around. But she’s got her own baggage. Plus, she thinks that Grant would be better off with the local, stunning, curvy, widowed-way-too-early Mae Forester.

These hot, sexy shifters believe in physical love – lots of it so… 18+ readers

Read on for my thoughts on Protection.


Chelsea has secrets.  Horrible secrets that keeps her on the run and limits her interactions with others.  Trouble is, she’s awfully attracted to one of her customers, Grant and so very thankful for the friendship and job offered by her boss Mae.  She’s not stupid, Chelsea senses that Grant is flirting with her but she is under the misconception that Grant and Mae would make, or are in fact, a great couple.  Chelsea couldn’t be more wrong about that relationship.

Grant really doesn’t need his hair cut as often as he’s been getting lately.  But at least these appointments put him near the woman he is wildly attracted to, Chelsea – his bear wants him to speed things up and claim their woman, but Grant is aware of how skittish the curvy beauty is around him and he’s not sure that it’s all hidden attraction.  Plus, there’s the whole shifter thing.  Chelsea may have secrets but so does Grant.

Protection is a fast paced, highly sensuous and deeply intriguing story.  I never give away major spoilers, so I would highly recommend that you discover the passion, mystery and love surrounding Chelsea and Grant for yourself.  As well as beginning to meet the other important characters in this amazing series, Protection gives us the first tastes of understanding how Grant’s clan and world operate.

There are bad guys, steamy sex scenes, friendships to be deepened and characters to meet.  And a tender, sexy love story to enjoy.  What more can a shifter lover ask for?  I definitely recommend Protection for any reader of paranormal romance, shifters especially and those who simply love a good romance.

Available for the Kindle