• Bearly Breathing

  • Bears of Southoak, Book 3
  • By: Kayci Morgan
  • Narrated by: Gary Bennett
  • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (33 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

River: 

When I was 17 I made an unforgivable mistake. 

My entire clan hates me even though I'm their alpha. 

I was willing to live alone in the darkness until I saw him. 

He is mine. Every fiber of my being tells me that. 

The clan will object to their alpha being with both a human and a man. 

I don't care. I will have what's mine. 

Darius: 

Everyone gets one great love. I've had mine. 

She died. 

Now all that's left for me is survival. 

One day at a time. One breath at a time. 

But why is it when I look at him I feel like I could love again? 

I can't betray her memory....

But I also can't betray my heart. 

This MM shifter romance can be heard as a stand-alone.

©2019 Kayci Morgan (P)2019 Kayci Morgan

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Darius and River

River was the clan alpha, saw Darius and decided he was his, an instant connection. Darius lost his great love, who was a woman. When his love died, he fell apart drinking. Now he is in survival mode and doing better. He is falling for River but does not want to betray her memory. It was a shame when Darius' son was kidnapped and how he got hurt. This was a very well written MM romance.

Again, Gary Bennett did a very good job with the narration of all three books in the Bears of Southoak series. I received this free copy audiobook a my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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so much sadness but a hea

Parker was wise beyond his years, and I enjoyed seeing that aspect. I liked River's final decision when ge found out what his clan was really about . No one meeds that negativity and backward thinking. Archaic! I voluntarily listened to a free copy of this and am giving an honest review. The narrator was good.

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Enjoyable

This was a nice low angst short story. Nice couple with strong chemistry. I’m a sucker for single dads so this was right up my alley, I also liked that Darius was bisexual with no bi erasure going on. I didn’t listen to the other books in the series but am interested in them now.n

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I loved this book.

I really enjoyed this book. It is my favorite of the series. I really loved how he saved Darius from the falling sign. They set up a date for them and later when he thought to tell his son he was seeing a man it was no big deal. They run into bigoted pack issues and Darius wanting to make sure his deceased wife wasn't just forgotten about. It is a sweet love and the boy just makes it better. It can be read as a but and the narrator does a great job telling the story. #AudiobookObsessionReviewer 🎧

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Not great

I just could not get into this one. I found myself scanning Facebook and surfing the internet and totally disinterested in what was being said. The narration was good so I don’t think that’s what lost my attention.

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a good listen even if it kinda moved a little fast

I listened to it in one sitting didn't want to press pause. I liked the characters, especially Parker. while some of it didn't seem plausible just the way the story flowed overall it was a good fluffy happy story that I thoroughly enjoyed and will probably listen to again .I may even listen to the other stories in the series even though they aren't mm.

I received a free copy of this book for an honest review

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Paranormal 2nd chances

This book is well written and narrated. The series just keeps getting better and better. I definitely recommend this book.
The narrator is fantastic!
I enjoyed listening to this audiobook.

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My favorite of the series

Also available via KU.

This was a bit longer than the last two and I think it really gave Kayci Morgan the chance to craft an even better story. River is the alpha of his clan but hated for both being gay and having made a terrible mistake in his teens. Widowed Darius (whom we met in book 1) is getting his life back together for himself and his son, Parker. After the death of his wife, he struggled with alcoholism but has now been sober for a year. When River meets Darius he feels an instant connection.

I thought that this might be GFY-trope, but it's actually that Darius while knowing he was bi only ever loved his wife. I'll admit I'm a sucker for a precocious kid loved by all the adults in his life, so Parker was a great dynamic to Darius & River's relationship.

Gary Bennett has an intimate/cozy voice that was an excellent fit for the alternating POVs of the MCs. He did a good job with male & female voices as well as a wide range of emotions.

This is definitely my favorite of the series so far and a deal at under $5.

I received a free copy of this audiobook and am voluntarily leaving a review.

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second chances

What a comeback for one H and the journey for the other H. Written and narrated beautifully!

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So glad for them both

River has a son now and mate. I am glad this turned out good. A lot of ups and downs. Now Peter has a dad that is a shifter that helps too. Great tie into the previous books also. #audiobookObsession

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  • Christi Love4Books.me
  • 05-21-21

My Favorite So Far

Title: Bearly Breathing
Author: Kayci Morgan
Format: Audio
Narrator: Gary Bennett
Genre: Romance, Paranormal, Shifter (Bear), MM, LGBT, single dad
Standalone: Yes
Part of a Series: Bears of Shouthoak book 2
POV: Darius, River (mostly)
Steam Level: Slow burn to steamy
4/5

Bearly Breathing is the third book in the Bears of Southoak series. Each book is a standalone with some side characters from previous books. We've met Darius in book one when he was a hot mess. I like how Darius wears his heart on his sleeve. I like River's soft underbelly. Bearly Breathing deals with some more sensitive issues with River's pack, including homophobia and xenophobia. I loved how the climactic scene played out. Overall I enjoyed Bearly Breathing, probably the best so far.

I received this audiobook for free. This is my honest a voluntary review.

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  • Sara B
  • 01-20-20

Paranormal Second Chance Romance

Bearly Breathing, the thirst book in the Bears of Southoak is a second chance, paranormal MM shifter romance. The storyline is more developed in this instalment, it captures the attention. River and Darius are wonderful characters; their journey is emotional and heartfelt. Gary Bennett's narration captures the characters' personalities and emotions. Overall this was an enjoyable listen. I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Ginger
  • 12-04-19

🎧 Reviewed for Audiobook Obsession 🎧

Some heartfelt sadness, some intrigue, and a new second chance at love in this short but, sweet m/m romance.
Gary Bennett did a good job narrating this story in The Bears of South Oaks series.
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  • Kindle Customer
  • 11-09-19

🎧 AudiobookObsessionReviewer

Bearly Breqathing by Kayci Morgan Book 3 of Bears of Southoak series. I really enjoyed the journey of River and Darius relationship and Loved how they got their happy ending.
The Narrator Gary Bennett did a good job bringing this story to life.