Lumberjack Werebear by T.S. Joyce
Series: Saw Bears #1
on February 23, 2015
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Painter, Brooke Belle, is running from her past and hoping that a few weeks in a quaint country cabin will bring her artistic muse back from the brink. But when she lands smack dab in the middle of Asheland Mobile Park, she’s sure there’s been a mistake. Not only has her mentor rented her a dilapidated mobile home in the middle of nowhere, but the trailer park is filled with big, burly, growly, flirty, sexy-as-hell lumberjacks. And one in particular is making her think that maybe she’s landed right where she needs to be.
Tagan James has a lot on his shoulders. As second in a woodcutting crew of bear shifters, he’s got all he can handle keeping his people from tearing each other apart on the job site. But when the beautiful, and terribly human, Brooke Belle lands on his doorstep, all honest and vulnerable and pulling at his animal’s protective instincts, he has to decide whether to boot her out of his park to protect his heart, or take a risk and save her muse.
Every bear shifter knows finding a mate can destroy a dominant like him. But as Brooke shows Tagan just how strong she can be, he’s second guessing everything—including his vow to never fall for a woman.
Content Warning: explicit love scenes, naughty language, and piles of sexy shifter secrets.
Adult only bear shifter romance.
I was banging around on Goodreads one night looking for a quick and fun shifter book when someone recommended T.S. Joyce. From the title of Lumberjack Werebear, I had the feeling this was going to be either really bad or really fun. I was pleased to find that this was a surprisingly good little book. It wasn’t all fun and games but had some action thrown in which made me a happy little camper.
An artist, Brooke is broken and lost after being attacked. When her mentor suggests a getaway to help find her mojo to paint again, she jumps on it. She was expecting a quaint little cabin. Her destination ended up being a trailer park from hell in the middle of nowhere, filled with a bunch of big burly lumberjacks.
Tagan is the second in command of his bear shifter crew, and the last thing he needs is a broken little human causing chaos. Alas, she calls to his bear and instead of chasing her off he just wants to fix her. At the same time, he has to contend with a double whammy. The most unstable and dangerous bear of the group is also utterly fixated on Brooke.
Even though Tagan wasn’t as alpha as I like my heroes and Brooke was a bit too timid for my taste, I enjoyed their story. It was an interesting introduction to the series, despite being left with a bunch of questions. Mainly, why Meredith thought it was a good idea to basically throw Brooke to a pack of bears, much less a pack with so many problems!
Tagen and Brooke were sweet together making for a great little read. At the time I read Lumberjack Werebear, it and the rest of the series were available on Kindle Unlimited. So I know when I find little snippets of time and am after a fast little shifter fix, I’ll be back for more of this series.
Rating: 3.5 Shifter Fix Stars
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