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5+ stars for Securing His Mate by @LauraMBaird #shifterromance #pnr #romance #bookreview
Title: Securing His Mate
Author: Laura M. Baird
Genre: Contemporary Shifter Romance
A vow to his ailing mother gives Grizzly shifter Micah six months to find his mate, or he and his brothers lose their family's land. He can't contemplate a lifelong bond, but one tease of Nicolette's enticing scent has him and his bear ready to do what it takes to make her his.
Nicolette and her sister are all each other have in the world so she protects their existence by living a sedate life. A chance encounter with the charming Micah has her rethinking her decisions.
But how will she view him when she learns he's a shifter and her only experience with that world led to heartache? Micah offers love and security, but can he convince her their bond is meant to be?
He's reluctant to face his destiny. She's protected herself from more heartache. Their bond will prove fate doesn't make mistakes.
This standalone novella is part of a multi-author steamy paranormal romance series about five Grizzly bear shifter brothers and the women they fall in love with.
Although my story is a stand-alone, I encourage readers to enjoy the other 4 books in the series and experience each brother's journey toward finding their fated mate.
Feeling the pressure from his brothers to find his mate, Micah sneers at the idea until he meets beautiful Nicolette. Bear shifter Micah has watched his four older brothers find their mates but he’s not sure he believes in all that malarky. Time is ticking, though, and he must find her or else his family will lose their land. He blows off steam on his bike and runs into two beautiful sisters. One sniff of Nicolette’s scent and Micah’s struck with love. She’s his mate, the one he’s been searching for. He found her. Now, all he has to do is convince her it’s for real and not some play to get in her pants. Micah discovers the dark secret Nicolette has had to bear alone and his protective side growls to avenge her. Can Micah convince her their destiny is foretold and they’re true mates or will she run away, leaving him all alone?
Securing His Mate is an unputdownable shifter romance. I started reading and I honestly couldn’t put it down. The characters are so engaging, they leap from the page into your heart. I connected with both Micah and Nicolette immediately and stuck by them throughout the whole story. The world-building is as intricate as the descriptive narration. The plot moves at a terrific pace. It’s tempting for some authors to slow down the pacing when it’s a short novella, but Laura M. Baird writes with precision and the pacing is perfect. She doesn’t resort to those tactics. Instead, she writes a beautiful romance that happens to be short. There’s quite a bit of depth and emotion in Securing His Mate which added to my enjoyment of the story. If you’re like me and love shifter romances, you’re going to want to read Securing His Mate. If shifter romances are your reading jam, pick up Securing His Mate. This is, hands down, one of the best shifter romances I’ve read this year. Highly recommend!
My Rating: 5+ stars
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Laura began her writing and publishing journey while working as a dental hygienist, and nearly five years later, she's become an award winning and best-selling author of over twenty romances. She draws inspiration from her life experiences, which include serving in the U.S. Army, working in the fast-food and retail industries, and her continued work in the healthcare field. She's living her happily-ever-after with her own hunky hero of over thirty-one years, enjoying life in the Pacific Northwest.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N