Bear My Stripes: M/M Shifter Mpreg Romance

Furbidden Mates, Book 2
Narrated by: Gus Klondike
Series: Furbidden Mates, Book 2
Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
Categories: LGBT, Romance
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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?

©2015 Dueling Spires (P)2015 Dueling Spires

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Thoroughly enjoyable...

So I finished Striped and Bear and immediately had to read the second part of this story...so glad that I did. I love the premise of this story...differences bringing us together! Bears, tigers, oh my!!! This story picks up with Mark (Matthew's younger brother) meeting his mate Zeke (Ezra's cousin)...alright, a little contrite I know but the story was fantastic. Love, adventure, kidnapping, Polar bears...it's all here. Thoroughly enjoyed this story and hope we get to see where the Bruner family and their mates (& kids) go next...Gus Klondike did another great job bringing the characters to live and using differing inflections to the characters. Good book...

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Enjoyed the story

What aspect of Gus Klondike’s performance would you have changed?

I would have absolutely changed his voice for Zeke.

Was Bear My Stripes: M/M Shifter Mpreg Romance worth the listening time?

Yes.

Any additional comments?

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.

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Rather far fetched coincidences stretching increjulity

Strangely the brother of Mathew is suddenly now gay, and he bumps into the gay cousin of Mathew’s mate, on the same airplane over (neither knowing this connection, of course they fall in love. Then they go and end up getting the brother knocked up — because Mathew wasn’t enough of an example on how not to do family planning... Just way too many coincidences. But as it goes a cute story, as long as you suspend a lot of disbelief.

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Wonderful sequel to book 1

Mark is amazing, Zeek is just what the bear ordered. When there father tried to come between them true mate streangth shows true.

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A Nice Addition to the Original Story

My heart broke for Mark and his personal struggles with his identity and family. I was so happy he found Zeke and got the happiness he deserved

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Bear my Stripes

This book follows up on where book one ends. Definitely recommend reading and/or listening to book one first before this one if you want the full story.

This book was a quick listen with a decent plot and storyline overall. This book has little to no angst and is really just a nice, easy way to pass some time without really having to dig deep into a crazy drawn out story. I really enjoyed the narrators take on the voices for these characters. I had fun listening to how Mark and Zeke met. Like with book one, I was fascinated with the Bear/Tiger mating so that was interesting to see happening again. I am kind of hoping we get a third book with a storyline for the Polar Bear Asher, I would like to know more about him. But I think this book was a good end to the brothers Mark and Matthew’s stories. I am glad they were both able to find their HEA’s especially with all of the family drama they had to endure to get to that point. Their dad is a horrible person (bear) and I hope he rots in whatever jail or dungeon they throw him into.

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The Hot Sexy Conclusion!

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So this one was a little lacking since it rehashed some of the same information that was already received in Striped & Bear but I did enjoy this book as well. It was HOT, sexy, M/M, shifter goodness wrapped up quick fast and dirty. I also enjoyed the small bit of thriller and didn't need anything drawn out any more than it was. I knew this would be a short story and I felt that it served its purpose giving me all the goodness that I was looking for.

This specific video review will be included in the July 2018 wrap-up.

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No,this should have not been put into Audio

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I brought this series based on customer review.Waste of money-it was a mistake.
This is why it is important that all us readers write a review even a few words makes all the difference. Simply because the majority of reviews WILL pick up the fact that the book is rubbish.

What was most disappointing about Artemis Wolffe’s story?

the writting,it came over as a "just starting out" novella.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Gus Klondike?

No

Did Bear My Stripes: M/M Shifter Mpreg Romance inspire you to do anything?

not buy this writers books

Any additional comments?

i just cant

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Love the book , but wish it was narrated at the very least by two people

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This is a lovely sequel

Any additional comments?

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.