Former Navy Seal Dane Green is in a bad mood. After being injured on a rescue mission to retrieve the alpha's mate and sister, and a fiery red head with amazing legs, he's stuck in bed. To make matters worse, the red head he was injured for while rescuing, is insisting on nursing him back to health.
It might be great if he didn't want to pull her in bed with him.
Lois Graham was afraid of Dane when he first kidnapped her. The bear shifter is large and gruff and everything she's not used to. Lois is a human, and the fact that shifters exist at all shattered her world perception. After Dane stood in the way of claws and teeth that would have torn her to pieces, Lois can't help but see him in a different light. Something between them has changed, and she's determined to find out what it is, why Dane looks at her with that soft expression, and to let him know that she wouldn't mind being pulled into his bed.
Dane already lost one mate to humans. He's not about to let himself get close to another, not when there are dangerous people out there who want to see him punished by hurting Lois. She thinks she's ready for this world, but she's not, and the best thing Dane can do would be to walk away.
Too bad the bear inside him has other plans for their mate. It has no intention of letting Lois go.
Essentially Alpha Bear is a book about a Pack of shifters who just happen to accept more than one species and previously the Alpha's mate Miranda had quite a few issues with her new abilities. Unfortunately, she lost control, severely injuring the Pack's second in command, Dane. Dane too is an alpha but content to follow Garret and happy that Miranda and Garret have finally found each other. What he isn't happy about is the fact his innate healing ability seems to have deserted him. Oh, and speaking of deserting, none of the Pack seem able to put up with his growling ways which means that Lois, a human, is the only one who seems inclined to help him. Dane has reasons not to trust humans but that tasty red head is surely going to be the death of him!
Okay, I usually fall just a tiny bit in lust with alpha heroes but frankly struggled with Dane. He is this big, gorgeous, former Seal who can shift into human, a bear or something entirely in between. Dane is supposedly an Alpha and yet for much of this story I wanted to tell him to grow a pair! Yes, he has baggage but don't we all?
Lois stood out to me as being far more forthright and bold and yet even she at times acted stubbornly and cut herself off. However, Lois does decide to grab the bull (bear?) by the horns but I'm still undecided if that helped their romance or not! What I did find incredibly interesting were those characters on the sidelines. There's a dragon with a history I'm really keen to discover more about and then did I read that right? Is there the possibility of redemption for someone?
Not the usual shifter story and well written. Perhaps a smidge shorter than I prefer but this was an entertaining way to spend my afternoon
I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.