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Companion wanted for an old and ornery card player.

All I want is a clever person to play cards with at night. No funny business. You sleep in your bed, and I’ll sleep in mine. Must be clean, quiet, sober, and willing to go to bed at a reasonable hour. A preference will be given to applicants who can play cribbage and gin rummy.

Sure, Kade wouldn’t normally consider a position as a companion for a polar bear shifter sentenced to a life in the oil fields of Alaska’s North Slope. But he’s broke. And the pay is good. 

He doesn’t expect the “ornery card player” to be so handsome. Or sweet.

Before long, Kade wishes some “funny business” was an option. Especially when he goes into heat two weeks early...

A Handkerchief for Kade is an age-gap romance with an omega who loves makeup, D/s, and mpreg of the penguin egg variety. It’s book five of the Alaskan Pebble Gifters series and will only make sense if you’ve listened to the other books.

©2020 Amy Bellows (P)2021 Amy Bellows

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Each time I turned it on I felt myself immersed in the storyline. I love the author so this made it fabulous hearing it come to life.

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I almost died laughing!

This book deserves a proper review, but I'm not finished with it yet. I just have to say that nesting penguin shifters are my personal pinnacle of comedy. 😂😂😂😂

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Come for the cute penguins, stay for the social commentary

When I first started on this series, I went into it thinking “Hey, cute penguin shifters!” But with every story this world gets bigger and more complex. And the author has a sneaky way of commenting on a lot of social issues, be it gender identity, racism or, as in this particular story, punishment fitting the crime and how some societies have for-profit-ways of dealing with criminals.
All this while still giving us cute penguins, steamy sexiness and hilarious nesting practices.
I love love love this author who made it so I have to insta buy shifter stories (which are normally not my favorite) and I forgive her for making my wallet empty as long as she keeps my heart full with all the feels.

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Sweet, Heartfelt, Funny, Steamy.

I had a great time listening Zachary Zaba lively and with lots of pizzazz , narrate this entertaining , delightful , hot , Mpreg, shifter , romance.

A Handkerchief for Kade is book 5 in the superb and entertaining Alaskan Pebble Gifters series.

Amy Bellows is a very creative and imaginative writer . The world she has built for this series continues to grow in an organic and natural matter. It's strong foundations easily support all it's layers; they only get stronger, more intriguing , compelling and rich with each new book.

This is one of my favorite series in this genre. Get it , you're going to love it. I know I did .

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Fantastic

I have been an Amy Bellows fan for quite some time and am so happy to report that A Handkerchief for Kade has become my favorite of the penguin shifter novels! I loved this one as an ebook and was quite eager to listen to it on audio. The characters are rich and compelling, the backdrop is stark and beautiful and the storyline was fantastic! Zachary Zaba did an amazing job bringing these characters to life and I cannot wait to listen to more of his work! LOVED this one so much!!!

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This is yet another powerful story in this series. We are seeing the control over the polar bear shifters by their own people. The story focuses on one couple but their story is the story of many around them. I loved how their love just exploded with each other yet seemed so right for the two of them. I love that Kade is able to find a the acceptance he has been missing for so long.

I listened to the audio version and it was so well done and engaging.

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Kade and Otis

Wow what a amazing story. Amy is a stunning story teller. In this book five in the Pebble Gifters series was a amazing story. I was excited to learn Kade’s story and it was so exciting and interesting. Loved Otis and think he is perfect for Kade. The narration was spot on. Amazing

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  • 07-19-21

Love love love!

I absolutely loved this book but the audiobook brought it to life in a new and wonderful way. I enjoyed the narrator’s work on Kade and how he managed to bring this endearing, colorful character to life. Even though the narrator uses a similar voice for all the alphas (which would be my only negative on his narration for this series), he did a great job at differentiating Cyrus and Otis when they were together, which helped me to hear the depth of his narrating ability better. All in all, wonderful story and wonderful narration. Could not stop listening once I started and I already even knew how it ended from reading the book. It was that good.

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loved this.

Zachary did it again. brought the pebble gifted to life in a spectacular fashion. I adored this book when I read it and loved to here it come alive. thus author is just amazing. great job to Zachary zaba. look forward for more awesome things.
I received this for free for my honest review. but honestly I would have bought this one just like all the rest. listen to it. you won't regret it at all.

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Absolute love

Kade is life. You can't help but live him. he is kind, sassy, and a bit clueless but determined to make things work. and he's obviously a beautiful boy. Otis is completely different. He comes off grumpy at first but you honestly can't help but feel for him. you find yourself just really wanting things to work out.

This book ties a lot of the other books together. honestly the amount of foresight the author has is amazing. another amazing aspect is the world building. we learn more about what really goes on at the slope, the hired hearts, the penguins on the slope, some of more of the secrets the guild is keeping, and about the little blue penguins (which are real penguins called fairy penguins and live in Australia and are the smallest penguin known to man, they're adorable!).

Honestly, you can't help but love this story and it really ties the series together cleanly in the long term plot. The narration is also fantastic. I absolutely love this narrator. I think his voice and acting for the story nicely and I look forward to more from him in the future.

If you're into shifter books or you're looking for something different, I HIGHLY recommend giving the series a try and if you're familiar with this author's work then you already know you're going to love it.

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  • L.D.
  • 08-29-21

Wonderful Worldbuilding and Cute Romance

The Alaskan Pebble Gifters series is a cute omegaverse series with polar bear and penguin shifters. However, although there are a lot of adorable and sweet nesting moments and romantic love stories, the series overall arching plot tackles a very grim and serious issue of enforced labor and other dark elements. The contrast of the darker worldbuilding with the sweetness of the love makes for a very interesting and dynamic series. A Handkerchief for Kade delves deeper into the worldbuilding, but despite some of its seriousness, it never loses its charm and there are plenty of cute and sweet moments. Due to the complex worldbuilding, I highly suggest reading all the books in order.

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  • Rebekah
  • 07-27-21

Love

I love this book it is brill especially the heat and nesting scenes. It’s so funny what Kade collects for his nest. We find out some interesting information that have been kept from the polar bear ragers.

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  • Laora
  • 07-17-21

Love the fairies.

Love listening to this story, I enjoyed reading this book. Listening to it is sweet as well.
Kade is a gregarious but on some level insecure fairy penguin, who answers Otis advertisement for a companion on the North Slope. They hit it of and everything speeds up when Kade feels his heat coming on and becomes really scared due to another 'rager'. He flees into Otis his room . And their relationship progress quickly. Ofcourse the scenes for getting the nest building materials ate hilarious. The egg laying scenes and the length Otis goes to are so sweet.
This book starts to tackle the situation for both companion and 'polar bears who temporarily lost their temper' and them.
Mrs Bellows continues building the shifter world to point out the power 'The Guild' and the oil companies hold and the injustice that exists within each grouo for certain groups within.
I recommend this book to anyone who likes mm shifter books with a bit of angst, a bit of d/s a lot of love, family and a HEA.
The narration was well really done, as the ohters in this series This audiobook was given to me by the author.