Bear in the Rough by Ariana Hawkes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
xander is called home after a five year stint in the military. upon arriving he's asked to take over as alpha bear. near minutes after his father has announced the change in leadership his father dies. eventhough he's the new pack it still opens up a few issues. one his elder brother believing he should have been alpha; two the pack elders wanting him mated.
but keeping his fathers last words in mind he only wants to mate for love, not convenience.
taking over the leadership was the easy part, proving he's worthy is another ballgame. things only get more complicated when three dimwits kidnap three women who have seen them shift. one of them is familiar and has his bear in a tizzy. it's the same woman who encouraged to keep on fighting only days prior, a fight he needed to win to proof he was alpha!
having them here isn't easy. the majority of the pack wants them dead because of what they saw but he's not having it. as he grows closer to one of them he starts to realize it's up to him to take charge and not be lead by the actions of others!
knowing this is a first in series i can only be happy to know more will be coming. the fights are brutal but hey they are bears!!! with superfast healing!!
the emotional conflict jumps at you, you can't help but be sucked into the story. awesome read, well written, just what i expect from ariana hawkes!
free copy given in exchange for an honest review
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