Reviewed by Dan
TITLE: Mated to Two Bears
SERIES: Bear Mountain #13
PUBLISHER: Twisted E-Publishing, LLC
LENGTH: 34,070 Words
RELEASE DATE: July 11, 2016
Game Warden Wade Travers is unwittingly pulled into the ongoing war between the werewolves and bear shifters when he’s called in by local rangers to investigate the slaughter of animals. Chased behind the wall protecting Bear Mountain, he suddenly finds himself unable to leave—and unable to stop thinking about the bear who saved him from the wolves.
Exiled, Penn McCreary doesn’t live by rules. He remains close to watch over his brothers and keep the younger boys safe from the threat just outside the farm. That puts him in the right place at the right time. Playing the hero isn’t Penn’s normal MO, but he can’t ignore his mate in danger.
Penn doesn’t take the answer no very well. Wade will be his, by whatever means necessary.
Rules are all Staff Sergeant Malachi MacGregor knows. When he arrives in the valley and comes face to face with the rule breaker and the human, sparks fly. Will the grizzly shifter finally teach Penn a little discipline?
I liked this installment in the Bear Mountain series, quite a lot in fact. I liked the new characters brought in from the outside world, and was happy to see Penn McCreary finally get his own story. I believe Penn was the last of the current generation McCreary boys to have his story told and it wraps up a huge piece in my mind of the Bear Mountain storyline.
In Mated to Two Bears, as I mentioned above, we finally have the story of Penn. Penn was the only one of the three McCreary boys that ran away who wasn’t willing to accept the rules when they came back. He has been exiled, but we knew from some mentions in the previous installment that he didn’t go far.
Wade Travers is a State Game Warden who is investigating some strange animal mutilations near Bear Mountain. He, of course, doesn’t know about Bear Mountain at the time. When he and his coworker are attacked by Werewolves and Wade is rescued by a bear, he gets his eyes opened quickly.
Then we have a grizzly bear shifter named Malachi, who gets invited to Bear Mountain to help get the clinic up and running…
Another fun and quick read in this serial story. The installments do not work at all as standalones in my opinion, since each contains heavy references and continuing characters from previous installments. The stories are best read in order.
So what is next? I’ve heard there might be at least 3 more books in the series. Frankly, I’m wondering who there is left with a story that needs to be told. I really like the overall storyline, and I really like the characters, but if I’m being honest, I’ve kind of had my fill of the Bears of Bear Mountain.
In summary, even though I’ve kind of had my fill, I recommend this installment and its predecessors. It is a well written series.