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Theirs by Hazel Gower

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The Bears, 1

Susie goes to gym to lose weight and hires a hot personal trainer she doesn’t realize is a bear shifter.

Brian is a co-owner of Healthy Bodies and his mate has just walked through the door looking for a personal trainer. He knows he is the right bear for the job. The only problem is, he's not Susie’s only mate. His brother Blake is in the running too. Can they learn to share?

They must convince Susie she is theirs. Together Blake and Brian teach her how great food can really be, and exercise can be a lot of fun.

Will Susie be able to handle two bears taking over her life? Can she live in this strange new paranormal world? Is she strong enough to stand by her two men?

Be Warned: menage sex (MFM), anal sex, sex toys, food play

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Excerpt:

As she turned the knob and listened to the lock click, she sighed in relief, only to be scared nearly to death when she heard snarling on the other side of the door and the teenage shifter came charging for her. Fuck, just what she needed. Opening the door, she ran like her life depended on it, and it probably did. Susie didn’t even care about holding onto her clothes. She ran right by Brian and another guy, who she assumed had been the guy banging and yelling through the door, without looking back to see if Tayler pursued her. She just wanted to get out of there.

As she passed the reception desk on the home stretch to the exit doors, a solid mass stepped in front of her, and arms wrapped around her.

“Woo there, what’s the hurry? I know this is a gym, and running is fantastic exercise, but for some reason, sweetheart, I don’t get the feeling you’re running for the fun of it.”

She looked up and the glare on her face froze as she stared into the brightest emerald green eyes she’d ever seen. They were encased in a face that made her think of wicked things. He actually looked a lot like Brian, although his hair had a curl to it and his cheeks had dimples. This guy was also taller and bigger all around, almost like a bear.

She gave an inward groan and tried to take a step back but his grip stopped her. She gave him another look up and down. He looked like the kind of guy a woman might have a fun, sexy night with. Oh no, what was happening to her? She was turned on again and thinking about sex with a complete stranger. As that thought ran through her mind, she pushed against him to get away. “Let me go. I have to get out of here.”

She kicked at him, but he laughed at her effort. “What’s your name? You’re a feisty one, aren’t you?” She gave him her best death stare, which only made him laugh harder. “Oh, sweetheart, if you want to get away, you really need to try a lot harder than that.”

Gritting her teeth, she spat out, “Susie. My name is Susie. Will you please let me go now before the sociopathic shifter teenager comes after me?”

Mr. Green Eyes raised his eyebrows as he asked, “And why, may I ask, is she coming after you?”

Sick of the questions and desperate to get out, she snapped, “None of your business. Just let me go.”

He grinned and she could see sharp white teeth as his mouth turned up at the corners.

“Sweetheart, everything you do is my business because you are my mate.”

Holy shit, she could have been knocked over with a feather. “I can’t be.”

He pulled her closer to him and took a deep a breath. “Yes, you are. You smell like heaven, honey, mangos, and my brother.” His eyebrows drew together as he finished and his smile turned into a frown as he leaned into her and took another deep breath.

Groaning, she pushed at his chest only to stop when she heard, “Blake, get your fucking hands off my mate.”

She turned in Blake’s arms to see Brian stalking their way.

****

Blake glared at his brother and pulled Susie tighter to him. “What the hell is going on, Brian?”

His brother snarled, and went to grab Susie, so he moved her behind him, all the while keeping a gentle grip on her so she didn’t run off like she seemed to be doing now to his brother.

“Blake, hand her over, she’s mine.”

Usually the easy-going brother, Blake never snarled or got grumpy like his brother, but now he growled. “She can’t be because she’s mine.”

He heard a groan against his back and turned to see Susie, whose face was brighter than a tomato as she moaned, “Please, can you take this somewhere private?”

Turning back to his brother, he looked around to notice quite a good sized crowd surrounded them.

Letting go of Susie and seeing the embarrassment on her face, he sighed and followed his brother to their office. Once at the stairs, he turned to let Susie up before him, only to stop when she was nowhere to be seen. “What the hell did you do to her, Brian? You’ve scared her off.”

Brian scowled at him and dragged him up the stairs to the office, closed the door, and turned on him. “Why do you think it’s me, Blake? Maybe you scared her off, and that’s why she didn’t follow us.”

“Really. My mate is running out of our gym like her life depends on it, and she smells like you and somehow I did it. I hadn’t even met her before I caught her, and stopped her getaway.” Blake raised his eyebrow at Brian.

“My mate?” Blake rolled his eyes at Brian’s comment and waited for his brother to acknowledge the situation properly. Brian grunted. “Fine, our mate, and you didn’t scare her off. I did. Well, so did Tayler.”

“I don’t know if I really want to know what happened because Tayler is a sweet teenager who has crushed on you for years. What on earth did you do to her and Susie?”

A moan slipped from his brother. “I met Susie yesterday. She joined the gym to lose weight.”

Blake growled at his brother. He loved women with a bit of meat on their bones, but Brian only went for stick figures. “It’s not as bad as you’re thinking,” Brian said.

“Really? Because I didn’t know you could read my mind now.” Brian snarled at him. “Look, Brian, just tell me. Did you tell her she was too fat for you, or she needed to lose loads of weight?” He watched his brother wince before he moaned.

“Not in those precise words,” Brian said.


Other Books in THE BEARS series:
THEIRS
OURS

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  1. Sexy bears!!

    Posted by April Holgate on 9th Oct 2013

    I love me some bear shifters!!! There is just something about them that makes me all tingly!!

    This is a good story that had great characters, just no wow factor.

    I really liked Susie, she was relateable and engaging. Oh, to find myself in her situation!! Two buff bears claiming you are their mate, almost makes me want to go to the gym myself!

    I loved it when Blake went all Alpha in the bedroom!! Delicious!! Brian was equally snuggly!!

    The side stories were good but could have been a touch more developed. It was a short read that could have been longer to really flesh things out and draw out the drama.

    Ready for the next book!!


  2. Romancing the Book

    Posted by Unknown on 2nd Aug 2013

    This is one book that I will be thinking about for a long time. This is the first bear shifter book that I have read in a while. Bears sort of scare me but if I had one that looked like Brian and Blake I would change my mind in a heartbeat.

    All Susie wanted to do was go the the gym, hire a personal trainer and lose some weight. What she got was two sexy demanding brothers claiming that she belonged to them. Neither one of them were really good on the part where they were going to tell her that she belonged to them.

    I can’t wait to read the next book in this series. This book had a great ending and the author has a great sense of humor. One that I can really appreciate. I can’t imagine finding out that I am mated to two men and they are men shifters. Susie seemed to take it better than I would. I can understand the part where she didn’t want anyone to know she was with two men. That would take a strong woman who is satisfied with herself and knew what she wanted to pull it off.

    At times I thought Brian was getting the short end of the stick. He meet her first but had to take the back seat a lot of the times. It showed that he had a great head on his shoulders and tried to do the best thing. I feel in love with this book and I can’t wait to see if the next book is even better than this one.

    If you love two strong men who are shapeshifters and have a strong family and values than this is the book for you.


  3. The Romance Review

    Posted by TRR on 24th Apr 2013

    This is one gym membership that you will enjoy...if only my gym came with THEIR equipment.

    Susie is a woman on a mission. As an alternative to purchasing size 18 pants, she joins Healthy Bodies gym. Her main reason for joining the gym was to lose a few pounds – not gain a couple bear-shifters determined to make her their mate.

    There were several moments in this book when Brian and Blake went all Alpha and I wanted to loan Susie a shotgun – just think she could've decorated her townhouse with two beautiful bear skin rugs. I'm just kidding, the author did a good job of balancing their often overbearing {no pun intended} personalities with Susie. There were a few rough transitional parts that should have flowed smoother – the introduction of secondary characters didn't occur as naturally as expected. However, this series has tons of potential and an extensive future.

    Recommended for readers who like to grab a paranormal romance and hibernate for a few hours.


  4. The TBR Pile Reviews

    Posted by The TBR Pile on 14th Apr 2013

    Susie is a larger girl and after fighting to not gain another pants size, she decides to join a nearby gym and get some personal training to try to lose some weight. What she finds when she walks into Healthy Bodies is certainly more than she intended - not one, but two bear shifters that immediately declare she is their True Mate. Both Brian and Blake Bear have chosen to wait to find their True Mate, rather than mating with another bear shifter just to have children. These brothers have not even lived together in years, so to discover that they share a mate shocks them as much as it does Susie.

    This book is funny - Susie keeps trying to run away from her domineering, dominating mates, but they
    keep luring her back in. Blake and Brian both have their own pasts to deal with, a mother that tries to boss everyone around, and now a mate with insecurity issues. Brian, especially, often has a serious case of "foot-in-mouth" syndrome.

    Overall, it is a cute read that could have stood another round of edits in a few spots but did not take away from my enjoyment of the story and set up well for a story about Susie's friend and the Bear Brothers' cousins.


  5. Night Owl Reviews

    Posted by NOR on 5th Mar 2013

    This is a short story that may be a bit too short. There is a lot going on and at points it feels a little rushed or brushed over. But, it’s also interesting and unique. American Grizzly Bears in Australia is the first hint that this is not your typical shifter story. Though some elements feel like they belong in a Harlequin romance, such as everyone is rich and powerful; other elements bring a new and fresh feel to the story, such as a teenager with a very big crush. A world with rules is defined and then redefined as mates are found in unlikely places and men make the same mistakes that they make around the world. This is a fun short story that is just long enough for a quiet afternoon or an evening.
    Susie has had enough of buying bigger and bigger sizes. This time she’s joining a gym, getting a personal trainer and doing something about this extra weight. She heads to the closes gym, Healthy Bodies and ends up meeting co-owner Brian Bear. Little does she know but Brian recognizes her as his mate, even though she doesn’t look anything like the women he usually is attracted to. This is fine until Brian’s brother Blake discovers that Susie is his mate too. Bears don’t usually share but neither brother is willing to give Susie up nor are they willing to kill their brother. Can they learn to share? And, how will Susie react when she learns the men attracted to her are actually bears?
    This is the first book in a new series. The second book is set up in this one and will hopefully be out soon.


  6. More please

    Posted by Badbarb on 25th Feb 2013

    If what happens in THEIRS actually happens then I just may check into joining a gym after all. After struggling into getting into a pair of jeans, Susie makes the decision to join a gym and get into shape. She signs up for a gym membership but ends up getting a work out of a different kind when she encounters two hot guys who claim she is their mate and they are bear shifters.

    Brian and Blake also have to things to work out they never expected to have to share a mate between them but also convince her that she is the one they have been waiting for.

    My first inclination after reading Hazel Gower's THEIRS is that there has to be more? but no! If there is a petition to sign for more shape shifter menages please tell me where to sign. Susie is the type of heroine that most women can identify with. She is not a size 2, she also has a family that is highly critical of her and that comes into play in her issues of believing that two hot guys really want her and not a model. The love scenes between the three is a reach in your secret drawer hot, but the scenes where they take care of her turns your insides into a gooey mush too.

    I know there is more to tell with the Bear clan and I for one am not going to stop harassing Ms Gower until she writes more.


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