Mark Bruner is a bear caught in the middle. While Mark has always harbored feelings that his father's ancient clan might consider abhorrent, he's been able to keep them in check for years in order to better serve his family's needs. But, in the fallout of his brother's ill-timed actions, the clan's financial empire begins to crumble, and Mark finds himself with a plane ticket to Mumbai. Once aboard, he can't help but be shaken up by the tattooed shifter in a nearby seat and those long-repressed feelings threaten to reemerge.
Zeke Kaplan isn't like most tigers. Where any other tiger would prefer to roam wild and run free, Zeke has been desperately searching for the mate he knows can calm his inner-beast. So when he catches the eye of a weary-eyed bear with a chip on his shoulder, Zeke knows he's found the one. Convincing the sexy and broad-shouldered giant, however, turns out to be more than a little challenging.
As Mark and Zeke's forbidden romance buds, an old and dangerous enemy rears his head once more, threatening to destroy everything they've come to hold dear. When flight no longer remains an option, Mark and Zeke must fight back or lose each other forever. Can they overcome a force that would see them dragged into eternal dismay, or will they have to face a harsh truth and realize that sometimes romances should remain forbidden?
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I was glad to see that Matthew and Ezra's story was continued here and that the pregnancy results were revealed. I found the most interesting character in the story to be Asher and so I'm glad that the next story will be about him. This series is a nice short read when you want something easy and kind of predictable in between more heavy and longer works.
I enjoyed reading this book . I also enjoyed listening to it . The characters was great. I loved the romance . Mark struggling with his insecurities and up bringiing. Zeke carefree and living life. Both dominant males . My favorite part is on the airplane when Zeke first see Mark. Mark is not receptive to him at first. I enjoyed the narrator as well . The voices was exactly what I expected . I'm looking forward to reading Asher's story. I like to see how that turns out .
I'm an unabashed fiction fan: mostly M/M, Romance, Erotica, Suspense, Thrillers, Action, NA/YA genres.
I would have absolutely changed his voice for Zeke.
A (sort of) conclusion to the Furbidden Mates series following the mating of bear shifter, Mark, brother to Matt (from book 1) and tiger shifter, Zeke, cousin to Ezra (also from book 1).
Psycho dad makes a reappearance, and we get to see that plot thread from the first story get tied off.
Couple of things left me with a bit of head scratching, but all in all I enjoyed the story and the narration.
Each story is only a couple of hours - so it's no biggie to knock the two stories out back to back. One note on the narration: I would have preferred a deeper voice for Zeke. He sounded a bit...small, and not at all what I would expect of a huge tiger shifter.
This is a lovely sequel to Striped and Bear. In Striped and Bear we saw a Bear who wanted to roam and now we have a Tiger who wants to nest.
The couple meets on the plane to Mumbai – not knowing they are going to the same place – and realize they are mates – but fighting the attraction.
When they part ways at the airport they don’t expect to see one another again so they’re shocked to run into each other at Zeke’s brother’s house.
There’s a fight to be together that results in a delightful HEA and we get to check up on our previous MCs who are now expecting!
I love these two books and the narration by Gus Klondike is just perfect! He does the emotion so well and I love his pacing and voice quality. He does a nice job with the voices and making the listener feel like they’re part of the story.
Highly recommended for fans of shifter romance!
4.25 of 5 stars
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