• Bear Protection

  • Pleasant Valley Shifters, Book 1
  • By: Marlie Monroe
  • Narrated by: David Quimby
  • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (55 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

She ran from the man who hurt her. Can she trust the one who wants to claim her forever?

A safe refuge.

Sophie has moved across the state to escape her abusive ex. Deep in the heart of shifter territory, the last thing she's looking for is a new relationship. But after she bumps into a sexy stranger at the grocery store, she can't get him out of her mind.

A deep instinct.

Grizzly shifter Rick doesn't let many people close - especially humans - but it's impossible to resist the pull of his mate. The need to care for her and protect her pulses with every beat of his heart. How can he tell a woman who's learned not to trust that she belongs to him?

A deadly game.

When Sophie's ex tracks her down, he'll stop at nothing to take his revenge. She's determined to fight him, but without Rick's help, her chance at a new life - any life - could be gone forever. Can the shifter keep his mate safe long enough for them to have their happy ending?

©2016 Marlie Monroe (P)2016 Marlie Monroe

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Best in Paranormal

I received this audiobook free for an honest review. This is the first book I have listened to of Marlie Monroe. She did a great job of capturing the reader and keeping the hooked. The story between Rick and Sophie is so life like, for a paranormal. The thrill, suspense and romance kept me hooked until the end. Marlie does a great job of telling this type of story. She is thorough in her story plot and her character builds. The narrator did a great job of distinguishing each of the characters. Really enjoyed this book.

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Bear Protection

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

Yes.
Its a sweet shifter story. Instant connection and lovers of protective males will love the book.

I liked that it referenced Rick being different than most other bears (Brown vs. Black bears) and the differnce in hierarchy.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Its a nice sweet novella.

I would have liked it if the H/H met under different circumstances, and not the usual plot of the heroine running from an ex and the hero rescuing her.

But overall a nice book to pass the time with.

What does David Quimby bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

David adds depth to both Sophie and Rick.

Any additional comments?

This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.

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good shifter book!

I love shifter books. sadly some books can be hit or miss. This book was good! a total hit!
its a great fast paced story, and i love the HEA ending on this one.
the Narrator did a good job!
I would recommend this book to to shift fans who want a short sweet story.
I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator for an unbiased review via Audio Boom..

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Sophie and Rick

This is book 1 in the Pleasant Valley Shifters series. So far, this is turning out to be a good series. Sophie escaped from an abusive ex. She bumps into Rick at the store. They get together. Then her ex tracks her down and Rick will stop at nothing to protect her.

David Quimby did an OK job with the narration. He has an older-sounding voice. I received this free copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Shape shifters

While another story about shape shifters this one follows the lead of all others. Girl in trouble finds her mate and he rescues her and she rescues him in return two years later she's having his baby. Although I did enjoy the story I do wish someone would throw a loop in the story. Why is there never a female shifter? Would love to see that and how it turns out.

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Abusive Ex Sends Sophie in to the Arms of Her Mate

In the world created by Ms Marlie Monroe, shifters are known to everyone and most live on shifter reservations. Sophie retreats to Pleasant Valley (a shifter reservation) while trying to escape an abusive ex. Her co-worker, Deb, at the library is a funny woman who says things like, “You know what they say, the best way to get over one man is to get under another one.”

I liked the story and the way Rick and Sophie got to know each other. Despite feeling an instant mate attraction to her, Rick is careful with Sophie and wants to protect her and doesn’t try to push her in to a relationship.
David Quimby is an OK narrator but certainly not my favorite, he uses one voice for narrating everything except direct quotes. I prefer when narrators use the same voice for a person’s thoughts and their direct quotes. His male voices were definitely better than his female. But there wasn’t any background noise or annoying production errors.

I recommend this book if you like shifter romance with an instant mate bond. I don’t believe its worth the cost of a credit but it is selling for $5 at the time of this review. I will probably read another book by Ms Monroe because she tells a decent short story and I am interested in the shifter reservations she’s created.

I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

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Very enjoyable

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Very much enjoyed this story. The backstory, how they got together and they went through. And I do like shifter books read by men. Very enjoyable

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Her own personal teddy bear

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Quick, enjoyable and entertaining shifter story.
Suspense, action, danger, romance and a HEA all rolled into a short, fun listen.

Good first story in a series. Good characters, especially Sophie. Liked her strength and determination. Liked that the shifters are not a secret and they have their own territory to live peacefully. Also liked that this is a stand alone story, no cliffhanger.

David Quimby did a great job with the narration. Nice even pace. Clearly spoken. I have listened to several audiobooks narrated by David and he always does a great job.

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Good shifter story

This is a good storyline and I enjoyed it.
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love these book's

love these shifter books they have great stories as does this one
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  • A D.
  • 08-07-16

A great first book in a paranormal romance series!

Talk about the perfect match! Rick is a delicious, kind and protective bear shifter and Sophie is a strong yet vulnerable woman. This story isn't anything new but it does tick most of the boxes for a shorter paranormal romance. I enjoyed the story and narration.

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  • Agnieszka
  • 12-15-21

Good book, narrator was ok

I wasn't impressed by narrator a specially at the beginning. When I socked into the book was OK.
I choose audible to listen instead of reading because I drive a lot.
Book by itself, very enjoyable with some humour, nice and light.

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  • 11-13-21

Just what I needed

This book has just the right amount of fear in the female leads character. She’s a strong woman but has a history of abuse that puts her on edge. A great performance from David.

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  • Nina B.
  • 03-21-20

Sophie & Rick

I am growing more and more fond of the shifter books. I loved the characters in this book and I love the animal instinct that tells them who their mate is without a doubt. She is running from her ex and he is not going to put up with that. The narration is great! I recommend this book. HEA.

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