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    Stripped Bear

    This novella is well written in a personal style that makes you feel as if you’re at home with the characters. I enjoyed Baxter’s different take on mating. The choosing and what comes after was refreshing. Fate gives you a choice, to a certain extent. Not to mention the fact that this was all wrapped up in a steamy package that will leave you drooling. Baxter populates this story with well-developed characters that you feel as if you really know by the end. I appreciate how Baxter lets us get to know the main characters on the inside and on the outside. Leah being stuck between a man who doesn’t truly care for her completely and the man who’s made for her leads to some intriguing decisions. Cade’s need for Leah while trying to be caring and a gentleman really shows you a lot about the kind of man that he is. As a whole, this was a great, hot, novella that is a brilliant escape from the everyday. Baxter has created a fantastically shifter induced, drool worthy story that I’d recommend to all shifter enthusiasts out there. Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.
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    Great start to the series!

    I really enjoyed this paranormal novella from Kate Baxter! The story was fast-paced and bursting with sexual chemistry and a passion so hot, it'll melt your reading devices! The only downside is that it’s too short! This is a great start to a promising series! ***I was gifted an eBook copy from the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. All conclusions reached are my own**
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    Quick Read. Solid; sassy, sexy, and exciting!

    STRIPPED BEAR: A BBW Paranormal Bear Shifter Romance by Kate Baxter  May 19, 2015 St. Martin's Paperbacks approx 94 pages #Romance: #Paranormal > #shifters, #novella, #Contemporary  ** Provided by Netgalley in Exchange for an HONEST Review ** -- MY THOUGHTS -- Judging a Book by it's Cover:  Trouble with a capital T... look at the smirk on that man's face. I know, it's one of the last things you noticed as he's stripping with a big ol' bear behind him, right? *wink* - Nice colors, eye catching. The synopsis sounds a little more serious than the shifter novellas from Milly Taiden and I'm trying to branch back out into the paranormal sub-genre again.    Looking Deeper:  Caden's a total BEAR, in more ways than one. He's a stone-cold enforcer, an alpha male, and is just an overall dominating force to contend with. Leah grew up with Caden and loved him endlessly, until he ruthlessly blew her off and left her behind 16 years ago. Now, a week before she's to marry some boring fool, meddling hands bring them together and activate the mating bond. He doesn't have time to take it slow, his solution is simple: You're Mine. End the engagement. She has no clue what he is, other than mouth-wateringly sexy and arrogantly unBEARable. These two will have to find a way to make it work, and fast, as threats are looming on the horizon!  The characters were well-written are rather enjoyable. I like the slightly different approach that Ms Baxter takes on the supernatural world. Leah's a breath of fresh air. Strong, stubborn and sassy, she does not wilt at the slightest hint of danger. The secondary characters were great. Interaction was amusing as they fought their attraction and bond, then sizzling hot once they surrendered. Dialogue seemed a little repetitive for a while, but smoothed out as they became reacquainted. The plot kept me interested and felt rather full for being a novella under 100 pages, and it flowed quite smoothly. The conflict was barely there with such a simple resolve as the result of a lifetime knowing one another can only manage. There was very little - almost no - predictability. The conclusion implies a happily ever after, but it also leaves much to be answered for. I'd say it's mostly a complete story, but can be added upon. Not bad. Solid; sassy, sexy, and exciting!  ------------------------ Heat Level: 4.25 ------------------------ Score: 3.9 Stars: 4 ----------------------- -- ABOUT the AUTHOR -- Kate Baxter is a die-hard romantic with a thing for Shakespeare. She lives in the great northwest where she hides away to write about all things fanged, furry, and undead. -- REVIEWER INFO -- Tina J / Happily Ever Chapter

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