• Scottish Werebear, Book 1: An Unexpected Affair

  • A BBW Bear Shifter Paranormal Romance
  • By: Lorelei Moone
  • Narrated by: Patrick Blackthorne
  • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (149 ratings)
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Scottish Werebear, Book 1: An Unexpected Affair

By: Lorelei Moone
Narrated by: Patrick Blackthorne
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Publisher's summary

Romance novelist Clarice Adler has lost the inspiration to write ever since dumping her cheating boyfriend. How do you dream up a plot of two people falling in love when you've stopped believing in love yourself? But her deadline is looming, and her career hangs in the balance, so she decides to lock herself away on the secluded Scottish Isle of Skye to finish her manuscript. Upon meeting Derek McMillan there, it seems she's found her new muse, and the words start to flow out of her as if by magic. Clarice falls for him hard, despite knowing nothing about the man except that he's unavailable.

Derek McMillan has been managing his farm and renting out a few holiday cottages on his own for years now. He deals with the occasional tourist for some extra money but mostly keeps to himself. When he first lays eyes on the curvy beauty, Clarice, he immediately regrets accepting her booking. Lightning strikes, and as much as he tries to deny it, his inner bear knows that she's his mate. But he's a shifter, and she's a human, and the two can't ever mix, can they?

In this steamy paranormal romance novella, follow along as an impossible love blossoms between two people who couldn't be more different. One might say fate intended for them to meet, if you believe in that sort of thing, but they're both set on fighting their attraction with everything they've got. They're going to need another push to admit to themselves as well as each other what's going on....

©2015 Lorelei Moone (P)2015 Lorelei Moone

What listeners say about Scottish Werebear, Book 1: An Unexpected Affair

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Bear Hug Anyone?

.......sorry couldn't resist.

Overall, this was a decent story and I enjoyed listening it; however, it does start off slowly.

While this is a short story, it's a complete story about Derek and Clarice but ends on a cliffhanger which is setting up for the next book in the series. I think this series would great if all three stories could be combined into audiobook

I thought Patrick did a great job narrating the story and loved his voice. Personally, if it is a romance story, I much rather hear a guy's sexy voice than a girls voice! ;-)

"I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom dot com."

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Nice start to a new series

This is a cute, short, sweet, bear shifter story set in Scotland. There is not very much drama, but as it is the first in a series, there is world building and set up for future drama, as well as an introduction to interesting and entertaining characters who will no doubt have great stories to come. I liked that the author was able to do all this even though the story is short and still manage to not have the H and h instantly fall in love and into bed. I liked getting to know them both a bit first and am interested in seeing where they go from here.

Patrick Blackthorne does a good job with male and female voices, and his tone, inflection pronunciation and enunciation are great. The only reason I would call this good narration instead of fantastic narration has to do with the story that he is reading. Had the story been set in the US, 5 stars, but this story is set in Scotland, and no one has a Scottish accent. I do think that the overall audio experience would have been better with the accent. However, I would absolutely consider his narration a positive selling point for any audiobook with American accents and will look forward to hearing more from him.

I received this audiobook in exchange for an unbiased review. The number of stars is based on where I believe this audiobook rates with other audiobooks of the same type, length and general feel-- not where it rates in comparison to all audiobooks of all time.

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A Scottish bear shifter who bakes!

Scotland, introvert, shifters, romance, novella

It's a dirty trick to get the first one free and find yourself compelled to scout out more! Great characters and the plot moves along quickly. Basically, two introverts find immediate attraction and have to work it out. But she's human, and he's a bear shifter who can't believe he's been mated to a human. There is situational humor throughout, and some erotica near the end. I really enjoyed it!
Patrick Blackthorne did a fantastic job as narrator! Glad to have gotten it as Whispersync on the cheap, though.

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A Good Story

This was given to me in exchange for an unbiased review via audiobook boom. This was a good story. I liked the way the bears kept to themselves. When the author went to the island in order to finish her book she was inspired by the bear to change the whole story and it turned out better. The borthers were the last of their family and did not have much knowledge about their heritage. He was not sure why his bear had chosen a human as his mate but it did. I liked the way he protected her and the final ceremony was very sweet.

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Scottish Werebear

Any additional comments?

I love this first book in a new sexy shifter series and it does not disappoint! A human woman named Clarice is a romance author who is suffering from writer's block after experiencing a failed relationship and goes to the Scottish Isle of Skye to lock herself away and finish her current work. What she doesn't expect is to come across the sexy bear shifter Derek who she's renting a cabin from and the immediate connection she feels towards him.

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Too much in a short time

I received this audio book free in return for an unbiased review. I thought this book tried to cram too much in such a short story. I love short stories, but this one seemed a little disjointed and rushed. Kind of like some parts were left out. Clarice and Derek hadn't hardly talked before they fell in love. I know, love at first sight, but this one seemed a little disjointed. Then the Werebear was thrown into it kind of out of the blue. I may have to listen to more books by Lorelei to make a final decision on this one. Not really a fan of this short story.

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Quick Listen

Hmmm. I'm having a hard time with this review. Normally, I know exactly what I liked and didn't like for the books I read and listen too. But I'm kind of stuck here.

- Narration. I wasn't expecting a man to narrate the whole book. This is probably common, but I've never listened to an audio where this is the case. I'm much more use to a female reading both POVs. Don't get me wrong, the narrator does a very good job, but I didn't love it.

-Pacing. This book was a quick and short listen. It was a little over two hours, so the story moved fast. I liked the pacing, and even though I would have loved to spend more time on the relationship building.

- Plot. I don't think the plot was very exciting. And I don't think the book was overly exciting and I really kind of felt indifferent to it the whole time.

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Love the story but the voice ... not so much

What made the experience of listening to Scottish Werebear, Book 1: An Unexpected Affair the most enjoyable?

The plot and characters were very well written.

What did you like best about this story?

i like the fact they didn't rush to be together. That they fought their attraction as long as they could.

What didn’t you like about Patrick Blackthorne’s performance?

His voice didn't match the setting of the book. I wanted to hear a Scottish accent.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes.

Any additional comments?

The audiobook would have been great had the voice match the setting of the book.

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Clarice meets her Bear

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes I would . I read the book prior to ever listening to the audible for this and loved it. If you love shifter books with a bit of spice this is a great story.

What other book might you compare Scottish Werebear, Book 1: An Unexpected Affair to and why?

I really can't say I can compare. I have read shifter stories but not many with bears yet.

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

This narrator was fantastic. He spoke clearly and brought this story to life.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I found myself laughing a lot in this book. I mean come on how many people out here wake to see two bears in the bedroom?

Any additional comments?

This is a wonderful story and I do recommend it if you love paranormal with spice.

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Unusual and interesting

I enjoyed the book. It was a bit slow going to sstart but well developed. Characters were interesting and plot grew slowly. Just when you might expect to get more of the love story, though, it abruptly ends with one of the main characters taking off on some mysterious journey to help his brother, leaving his bride at home. Perhaps it was the fact I was listening, rather than reading myself, but I did not feel very close to the characters. The ending felt abrupt.

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