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🎧 Audiobook: Stolen by her Bear (Black Ridge Bears #1) by Felicity Heaton

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Hello, fellow audiobook addicts! Today, I’m sharing my thoughts about the audiobook of Stolen by her Bear written by Felicity Heaton and narrated by Elizabeth Hart and Troy Duran. The first audiobook in her shifter paranormal romance series, Black Ridge Bears.

My thanks to the publisher, Tantor Audio, for the audiobook in exchange for a candid review.

What’s Stolen by her Bear about?

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🎧 Audiobook: Stolen by her Bear (Black Ridge Bears #1) by Felicity HeatonMy Rating:
Title: Stolen by Her Bear by Felicity Heaton
Series: Black Ridge Bears #1
Published by Tantor Audio on 1 March, 2022
Genres: Adult Paranormal Romance, Shifters
Narrator: Troy Duran, Elizabeth Hart
Length: 5 hours 41 minutes
No. of Pages: 169

Saint is a bear shifter on the war path. He just wants to sleep the winter away, but his rowdy neighbours in the remote Rocky Mountains valley have other plans. When the cougar shifter brothers refuse to keep the noise down, he reacts on instinct, kidnapping a beautiful female who smells like sweet berries and tempts him like no other—a female who happens to be mated to one of the brothers.

Holly’s first taste of freedom isn’t going as planned. Escaping her family to join in the winter wedding celebrations at Cougar Creek with her friend Ember sounded fantastic, until a grouchy bear shifter grabs her—a gorgeous male who rouses instincts in her that are startling and powerful, igniting a fierce need to growl and stake a claim on him. A gorgeous bear who might be her fated mate.

Can Holly resist the hungers Saint awakens in her? And when Saint realises his mistake about her identity, can he convince the stunning Holly to give him a second chance?

Contains mature themes.

©2021 Felicity Heaton (P)2022 Tantor


Source: ARC

I received this ARC for free in exchange for an honest review. This doesn't affect my opinion of the book or influence the content of my review.

Review Format: Audiobook
Purchase Links: Amazon* ¦ Audible* ¦ Audiobooks.com*

eBook Read: 20th – 21st July 2021

Audiobook Listened: 10th – 13th March 2022

The Black Ridge Bears is a completed series but I’m over the moon that Felicity and Tantor Audio are releasing audiobooks of the series.


What did I think about it?

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Bad tempers, mistaken identity, exciting fights, and eventually, a HEA. Perfect!

I’m already a HUGE fan of Felicity’s writing style. My review archives are packed to the brim with her titles! I love the way she creates a very believable paranormal world and then fills it with complex, multifaceted characters. She then weaves their stories with such depth that it just draws me in.

Although Stolen by her Bear is novella length, it didn’t fall short of my expectations.

Stolen by her Bear is a great introduction to the bear shifters of Black Ridge, with the added interest of crossover threads from the Cougar Creek Mates and Eternal Mates books. Another two read-worthy series from Felicity. 😘 I loved meeting Saint, Lowe, and Knox; the dangerous, grumpy bears living on the mountain. The serendipitous aspect of this tale was amazing – spontaneous actions leading to wonderful consequences.

Troy Duran and Elizabeth Hart are both new-to-me narrators.

Elizabeth and Troy took the roles of our protagonists, cougar shifter Holly and bear shifter Saint. I enjoyed the variation that these actors brought to the duel point of view. Elizabeth’s performance encapsulated Holly, whose personality shone through in not only the dialogue but the narrative too. Troy’s ability to produce just the right amount of “growl” for Saint and the other males in this story was wonderful; sending shivers down my spine. Together, Justine and Ochlan transported me into this passionate paranormal romance story.

While we’re talking about the protagonists…

I definitely enjoy a story more when the lead female character is intelligent, resilient and has plenty of gumption. Holly didn’t disappoint. She’s a kind and caring soul with sharp claws and even sharper bite when it matters the most. 😘 Saint is a good alpha and leads his pride well. But when woken up from hibernation? Lol! 😂 It made entertaining compelling reading.

I liked Stolen By Her Bear for lots of reasons.

This paranormal romance is a heart-warming story with titillating passion, that also managed to surprise me with unexpected twists. I found myself holding my breath during some amazing fight scenes and sniffing away a few tears when things got emotional.

Content Warning:

There are scenes of explicit sexual content and graphic violence in this book. Therefore, I’d only recommend it to adults who aren’t offended by scenes of this sort.

I’d recommend Stolen By Her Bear to adult readers who are fans of relationship and romance stories. Especially if you like a bit of fire, passion and gritty backstories.


Has my review of STOLEN BY HER BEAR (BLACK RIDGE BEARS #1) encouraged you to find out more? Just click on any of my links to check it out yourself.

Keep reading to find out more about Felicity Heaton, but first, I want to tell you all about this amazing paranormal romance series.

Black Ridge Bears series by Felicity Heaton

A hot new series featuring five growly bear shifters set in the same world as the Eternal Mates series and Cougar Creek Mates series. Follow Saint, Lowe, Knox, Rune and Maverick as they fight to win the hearts of their fated mates in the beautiful and wild world of Black Ridge, and catch up with their neighbours at Cougar Creek!

If you love bear shifter romances featuring hot alpha heroes and strong heroines in an immersive paranormal romance world, the Black Ridge Bears series is for you!

No cliffhangers. No cheating. Just passionate paranormal romance books with a guaranteed happily forever after!

Books in the Series

The Black Ridge Bears series is available in print and eBook formats.

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Now as promised, here is Felicity Heaton’s bio and her social media links.

About Felicity Heaton

Author image of Felicity Heaton

Felicity Heaton is a New York Times and USA Today international best-selling author writing passionate paranormal romance books. In her books, she creates detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons!

If you’re a fan of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter and Christine Feehan then you will enjoy her books too.

And as this is a review for an audiobook, here are Elizabeth Hart and Troy Duran’s bios and social media links.

About Elizabeth Hart

Narrator - Elizabeth Hart

Elizabeth Hart has been a multifaceted performer her entire life. Her interest in audible arts began with her grandfather, a member of the Choctaw tribe who liked to tell her passed-down stories from his heritage. She began performing on television and stage when she was a child and has carried her passion for entertaining into adulthood.

Elizabeth lives on the West Coast with her family.

About Troy Duran

Narrator - Troy Duran

Troy Duran is a passionate voice for audiobooks, and you'll hear this in each of over 250 titles featuring his warm, smoky, sometimes gritty baritone in romance, drama, sci-fi, fantasy, and horror. Fans have described Troy's voice as "one-click," "sex-on-a-stick," "instant-O," and "fire."


Thank you for taking the time to read my thoughts about Stolen by Her Bear. Have you read this one yet? Are there any of Felicity’s other books on your shelf? Drop me a comment below. I love chatting bookish. 😉

Felicity Heaton is on my auto-buy list. You know, she’s one of those writers I don’t even have to read a book’s blurb to buy it. Before you go, check out the amazing authors on my auto-buy list. Is YOUR favourite author there? Do you have any auto-buys? 😉

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I bought a Kindle in the summer of 2013 and haven't stopped reading since. If you want to know more about me, check out my blog - www.florasmusings.com

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