Reviewed by Dan
TITLE: Cherished by Two Bears
SERIES: Bear Mountain #12
PUBLISHER: Twisted E-Publishing
RELEASE DATE: June 13, 2016
Colton McCreary’s return to Bear Mountain hasn’t gone as smoothly as planned. His damaged face has always caused people to stare, but for some reason, the looks are ten times worse coming from those at home—those who know the McCreary name for all the wrong reasons. His imperfection only adds to their distaste. He ends up hiding in the shadows as much as he can, watching life passing him by.
Brandon and Zander are offered a vacation in Bear Mountain to meet with the alpha. Brandon’s surgical skills have him courted by Declan and many in town with hopes the pair will move there and take over the new wing of the clinic. Upon arrival, they immediately see Colton and know he’s their third from their first glance.
Brandon’s ready to stay—Zander’s less sure Bear Mountain could be their home. Between less than welcoming bear shifters, werewolf attacks at the borders of the new wall, and the threat of war to come, Zander fears they need to get out while the getting’s good.
Will there be enough time for the three to find a way to come together before violence erupts?
Another fun read from Kelex. I love this author’s ability to keep a series fresh. I had so feared that this one would get stale after so many books, but I seem to enjoy each one that comes out as much as the previous ones!
This time the author has REALLY gone out on a limb. We might have bear on man sex…and we might have a polar bear on man sex at that. I was intrigued, and instantly had to rush to my Google “press and speak” bar on my phone. I now have absolutely no idea what will begin appearing in my Google searches, Amazon searches and Facebook suggestions going forward. We know they are all in cahoots, and share data…so let’s see what comes of my “How Big is a Polar Bear Penis?” query. Sadly it is only 7.3 inches! So much for bear sex. Very disappointed. LOL. OK, that was the one and only spoiler I’m giving you from the book!
In Cherished by His Two Bears, Kelex again takes us back to Bear Mountain and the bears we’ve come to know and love. This time the focus of the story shifts to Colton McCreary, who we’ve met in previous installments. He is one of the three older McCreary boys who ran away and then came back. Well, he is one of the two that actually came back to stay. Colton is the brother who was severely disfigured by the physical abuse from one of his fathers. The last of the beatings led to his smashed face which, because of the rapid healing of bear shifters and the lack of being properly set, never healed correctly. He is back in town, but hiding in the shadows.
Two bears have arrived in town at the request of the Alpha, Declan. They’re on vacation, an all-expense paid vacation, courtesy of the town. But is there an ulterior motive? As you probably remember from the previous installments, Declan has been talking about expanding the hospital along with adding new EMTs, but who is going to staff it?
Enter Brandon, a successful surgeon and university professor. Along with him is Zander, his partner. Brandon is entranced with the small town feel of Bear Mountain and not having to hide their shifter sides. Zander misses the big city. When they both stumble onto Colton and get one sniff…well, you’ve read the series…you know where I’m going with that…
I liked this installment, plus there is a chapter near the end that tells us who the next main character is. I had been hoping he would get a story!
Pick this one up today. If you haven’t been reading along…shame on you. The stories build on each other, and you would be a little lost starting in the middle. I recommend all the books in the series, so go back and get started immediately! 😉