The Bears, 2
After being dragged to the gym by her best friend to learn self-defense, Sandy is blown away by the gorgeous instructors, Jake and Zack. But they’re also Neanderthals like her brothers, so getting involved with them is off limits.
Shifter cousins Jake and Zack are instantly captivated and aroused by the feisty red head, which fate has brought into their lives. Rather than confess their love in the more traditional way, they break into her house, undress and show her she’s their mate in a much more physical way.
Can Sandy resist the two men? Or can they convince her their bond and passion will still give her the freedom she craves?
Be Warned: forced seduction, anal sex, menage sex (MFM), food play
Jake focused to control his bear and was startled when his watch went off to tell him time was up. Heading back to the front of the room, he boomed out, “Attention. Everyone come back. Before you go, I’m going to test four of you.”
He pointed to a blonde in the front row, another blonde in the back row, and then a brunette in the middle. Jake searched around for his last victim, only to notice the little redhead sneaking to the door and slowly opening it. “The last lovely lady that will get to demonstrate what she has learned tonight is…the little redhead trying to sneak out the door.” He grinned as he watched the woman in question freeze, turn slowly around, and glare at him.
“I’m sure there are plenty of eager women in here willing to show you how well they have been taught. I’m just not one of them.” She looked around the room, coming to a stop on another redhead. “What about that pretty redhead over there with the shortest shorts I have seen, or in front, the woman with black skintight jeans?” She pointed to each of these women as she babbled on.
Jake saw Zack had moved towards her and was only a row away.
“I’m sure I will get a chance for those women to demonstrate another time, but today I have chosen you.”
He bit his tongue to stop the chuckle as she groaned, stomped her foot, and turned a death stare at Zack, who now stood next to her.
Jake smiled as she marched towards him mumbling. “Fine, I’ll show you what I learned. Then you can shove your ‘little redhead’ comment up your arse.”
Zack followed behind her and coughed to cover his laugh. Once she joined the other girls reluctantly, he started, leaving her to last.
After going through the other three women very easily, showing them better ways and answering questions, it was his little redhead’s turn. He paused at that thought, as he watched her storm up to him with a sweet grin on her face. He knew that grin from his sisters and cousins. That was the grin all men should be terrified of, but on her it just made him look forward to the lesson she was about to learn.
His bear growled, and his heart beat faster in shock when she got closer and her smell hit him. Now that she was away from all the other smells of sweat or perfume-covered females, her true fragrance was more pronounced. Honey and strawberries smothered his senses, telling him that she was special.
Her smile grew the closer she got, and he looked down into sparking eyes that seemed to hold all the secrets he searched for. A growl slipped from him when Zack come up beside him and patted him on the back.
“I’ll take this, coz.”
“No, this should be fun.” Jake forgot about everyone else in the room and focused on the woman in front of him, who he now knew was his mate. “Turn around and walk away from me.”
He watched her spin and slowly walk away. Coming up behind her, he grabbed her around the waist and pulled her into his body. She stomped on his foot and elbowed his stomach with surprising force.
Grunting, Jake moved back a step but still held her as he spun her around and gathered her body to his. She gave a whine of frustration, brought her knee up, and hit her target. He groaned and let her go.
She winced. “I shouldn’t have done that, but no one calls me a little redhead.”
Not caring where he was any more, he grabbed her and lost his balance. They slid to the floor in a tangle.
A frustrated squeal left her as she landed on top of him. She whacked his chest. “You idiot, I said I was sorry.”
He looked into flashing dark brown eyes and took a deep a breath in of her honey-and-strawberry scent. “No, you didn’t apologize.”
She rolled her eyes at him and huffed. “Well, I’m not going to now.”
She pushed at his chest.
“What’s your name, Little Red?”
“None of your business. Now let me go.” She wriggled around in his arms, rubbing herself against him.
“Little Red, I wouldn’t do that if I were you.”
She stopped her wiggling and gasped. He smiled as her eyes drew up to his when she noticed the bulge in his pants was growing bigger and bigger. “I’m going to get up. Stay where you are, please. These pants are too small for what I have now.”
She pushed at his chest. “And that’s my problem because…”
He raised his eyebrow and cleared his throat. “Really, you want me to answer that in front of everyone.”
She let out a groan and shook her head. After sitting up, he stood with his mate in his arms and looked around the almost empty room. He turned to Zack who stared at him with a glare that made him glad looks couldn’t kill.
“You can let go of my mate now, Jake. I took over while you pawed her. You’re lucky there were twenty-something women in here because if there hadn’t been, you would be dead, favorite cousin or not.”
Jake looked down at the bewildered look on Little Red’s face as he took a deep breath of her scent and listened to his bear. Mate. Take. Yummy. Eat her. Take her home. Mine. Mine. No mistaking that she was his mate. “You must be mistaken, Zack, because she is my mate.”
Zack stalked toward him and gave a bitter laugh. “This sucks. Fate is fucking with our family because I’m one hundred percent sure she’s mine.”
Posted by Unknown on 19th Dec 2013
Ours is the second book in The Bears series by Hazel Gower. While this book is part of a series it can be read and enjoyed as a standalone novel. I chose this book because the concept of bear shifters intrigued me. I have read about other shifters, like wolves, big cats, even birds but not bears and I had to read it.
Sandy is brought to the gym to learn self-defense by friends. While she is there she meets Jack and Zack. She is amazed about how gorgeous they are. She is very strong and does not want overprotecting, or overbearing men in her life. She is determined to keep them in line along with her father and brothers. I fund it funny that she had such an outgoing personality.
Jake and Zack are cousins who share the same mate, Sandy. They are hot and sexy men. They are very overprotective of their mate. Jake and Zack act without thinking at times. They don’t seem to do things conventually.
The chemistry between them is off the charts. The sex scenes were hot and spicy. The sex scenes were wonderfully written even when other parts of the book lack it was never in the sex scenes.
The only thing that would have made this story better was if the author flushed the story out more. I think this story could have easily been twice the length it was maybe longer. I would have liked the ending flushed out more than it was. It seemed too quick. Overall, this author shows a lot of promise. I will be picking up the first book in the series shortly.
Posted by April Holgate on 9th Oct 2013
Ok, looking at the rating you might think I wasn't in love with the book. Not true I really enjoyed the characters, plotline and writing. I was just put off by the first steamy scene. It was sketchy consent and not my scene at all. I got past it and enjoyed the rest of the book but that definitely colored my perception of the relationship.
Sandy really is a feisty little redhead, don't let her hear you say it, but it's true! I loved her and all her attitude!!! She is super spicy and really speaks here mind. Oh, watch the temper, sparks will fly!
The guys were sexy alpha bears, my fave sort!!! I love me some yummy grouchy grizzlies!!! They were totally my kind of shifters most of the time.
I am also a touch annoyed at the family dynamic around them. There is kind of a prejudice among the shifters and it is ugh. I thought it was resolved in the last book but pops up again here.
The steam in the rest of the book was hot and heavy!!! I girl might need a cold shower!!!
I am really eager to know if there are more books coming? There were some very interesting threads that have been left hanging.
Posted by SheriV on 9th Jun 2013
I read the first in the Bears series by Hazel Gower, and I loved it. So when I saw the second was out I bought it without even reading the blurb. I wasn’t disappointed. Yes, the characters fall into bed quickly but I suspend any disbelief because it’s a shifter story and there is the whole insta-mate thing going on. Ms. Gower handles that very well.
Zach and Jake like each other and quickly accept that they share a mate and work together to get Sandy on board. I loved the way they worked together to put Sandy at ease. This is a fast paced story but I was left very satisfied at the end. I could feel the love between the couples by the end and definitely saw a happily ever after in their future.
I recommend this story for the hot bear shifters who are Alpha males and the fiery redhead who gives them hell yet loves them so sweetly.
Posted by TRR on 26th May 2013
Who's been sleeping in her bed?
Sandy is fed up with overprotective men like her father and brothers. That's why when she meets gorgeous self defense instructors Zack and Jake, she tries to steer clear of them. Besides, there is no way they would be interested in her anyway, or so she thought. Jake and Zack are bear shifters and the minute she walks into the gym, they know she is their one true mate. The hard part will be convincing Sandy of that.
For Sandy, finding two hot men in her bed wasn't such a bad thing, but when they refused to leave, things got a little heated.
This was a fast paced romance that was full of mischief and some heated fun. I couldn't put it down. The characters were well thought out and were loads of fun. I liked that the heroine was sassy and never let her men walk all over her. The only downside to this story was that I felt that it was a bit too fast at some points.
Sandy was a sweet woman who knew how to throw a punch. Although she loves her two Alpha males to death, she also knew when to draw the line. I loved her caring nature as
well and felt that she would be someone you could depend on through thick and thin. Her fiery nature definitely kept Zack and Jake in line.
Jake is a cop and the more cool natured one, but he was also the more domineering of the two. He had a sweet side that I really loved and so did Sandy. However, he was always trying to take responsibility for everything and that could take its toll. Which is why I liked that Sandy was always there to comfort him even when she was mad.
The more laid back of the two was definitely Zack who ran a tattoo shop. He was goofy and fun loving, but was also very protective of his loved ones. He always knew how to cheer Sandy up even when she was having a bad day.
For a wild and fun romance, check out OURS!
Posted by Angie on 8th Apr 2013
After reading the first book I didn't think it could get any better, but it did and this book was awesome! Sandy, Zack and Jake had a great chemistry and I loved the story! I am looking forward to the next book in the series!!