Bear Hearts By Tamara Hoffa *review and Giveaway
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by Tamara Hoffa
Fate brought them together. Lies keep them apart. Love could set them free. All they need is to trust in Bear Hearts.
Fate has dealt bear shifter Martin Kruger and rotten hand. His destined mate, Dr. Elizabeth Montrose, is the enemy and suffers from a fatal illness. He‘s waited over two hundred years for a mate he might never have the chance to claim.
Elizabeth has long ago given up dreams of love, marriage and children. Her life is her research and now that is gone in a puff of smoke, thanks to the bears of Honey Corners. A tiny spark of hope blooms in her heart when the handsome bear tells her they are mates, but will that instinctual bond be enough to overcome all that stands between them?
“More shifter secrets that the lowly human can’t know. I get it.” Liz looked down at her lap. The tiny seed of hope turning to dust and blowing away in the wind. She looked up at Martin and felt such loss. He was a beautiful man. Tall and broad, with dark brown hair closely cropped to his head and deep chocolate eyes she could get lost in for hours. He obviously had great sense of loyalty and honor, traits she appreciated, and she’d seen humor and warmth flash in his eyes, though briefly.
As passionately as he defended his clan, or what was it he called it? Sippe? The fire that flared in his eyes when he was angry, Liz could just imagine that intensity turned into a different kind of passion. Turned into sexual passion, lust, maybe even love. To be the recipient of that would be amazing, but it would never be. Whether his goddess had deemed they were mates or not. Martin would never trust her and they would never be together.
Martin must have seen the change in her mood, he put his dinner aside and moved to sit on the side of the bed and took her in his arms. “Please leibchen, please try to understand.” His eyes pleaded with her. “Give me time. Give us a chance.” Then he kissed her. A real kiss this time. He took her mouth like a starving man, devouring her will to resist and she let him.
If this was all she’d ever have of him, she might as well take what she could get. As his tongue dueled with hers she allowed her hands to explore his upper body, sliding up his hard chest, over his broad shoulders and down his bulging biceps. She couldn’t get enough, wanted more, needed him closer.
Elizabeth knew her time was running, the leukemia was back. But she needed to save these children, those who had been stolen fromtheir familes in the dead of night. Martin, second in command to the bear clan’s Sippe Bern, leads the attack on the hidden facility, and floored when he catches Elizabeth’s scent, more so when he realises what it means to him, and what her illness means. But being part of the testing on the children means Elizabeth is the enemy, and trust is a precious thing. Support for Elizabeth comes from a surprising source.
I enjoyed this much more than book one! I found the story more engaging, more detailed, just more! Its not as long in page length, however I found it took me longer to read, since I was enjoying it more and paying attention better. Still only about an hour and a quarter reading time for me.
Also, there is a large part of the book that Elizabeth and Martin have yet to meet, and I really liked that. We get Elizabeth’s background, how she came to be a part of this work, and, more importantly WHY. We get some overlap on book one, and because of that, I don’t think you need to read book one before embarking on this one.
I liked Martin and Elizabeth much more than Jenna and Bern, I don’t know why though!!
If this series continues to improve from book to book, we’ll hit 5 star level before long, not quite there yet, but getting there.
**same worded review appears on Goodreads, Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk**
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Tamara Hoffa lives in central Tennessee, with her husband of 30 years, her father, 2 dogs and 2 cats. She started reading at four years old and has rarely been seen without a book since. At home you will usually find her in “nana’s chair” with her kindle, her laptop or one of her precious, precocious grandson’s in her lap. Tamara is an author, an editor, and reviews/submissions coordinator for Secret Cravings Publishing. Tamara is proof positive that it’s never too late to reach for your dreams.
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