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Awakened By Her Bear (Black Ridge Bears #5) by Felicity Heaton

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Hello, fellow paranormal romance fans! It’s day 25 of 🎃 31 Days of Halloween 🎃 my version of #Blogtober. Today, I’m sharing my thoughts about Awakened By Her Bear by Felicity Heaton. The fifth and final book in her bear shifter paranormal romance series, Black Ridge Bears.

What’s Awakened By Her Bear about?

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Awakened By Her Bear (Black Ridge Bears #5) by Felicity HeatonMy Rating:
Title: Awakened by Her Bear by Felicity Heaton
Series: Black Ridge Bears #5
Published by Felicity Heaton on 12th October 2021
Genres: Action & Adventure, Adult Paranormal Romance, Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Romance, Shifters
No. of Pages: 235

Decades in captivity and hundreds of fights in the arena have moulded Maverick into a bear with a bad attitude and a dark hunger for violence. Twenty years later and he’s still trying to let go of his past and move on, but a phone call sets him on a collision course with a female from his time at the compound—the one female he always wanted but could never have, and thought he would never see again—a beautiful bear who stirs desires best denied and wrecks his rigid control.

When Bronwyn receives a video call from an Archangel huntress who has captured her brother, she’ll do anything to save him, even condemn another to suffer in the cages in his place. But when a familiar voice answers the number of the shifter she’s meant to bring in, hurling her back in time and rousing a fierce need that has only been growing in their years apart, can she lie to the only man she’s ever loved and lure him back into hell?

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!

Source: Gift
Review Format: eBook
Purchase Links: Books2Read - Universal eBook Link ¦ Amazon* ¦ Audiobooks.com*

Read: 13th – 18th October 2021

This book is set in the same world as Felicity’s Cougar Creek Mates series. However, you don’t need to have read any of those books to enjoy Awakened By Her Bear. Felicity weaves any relevant information about the world that the reader needs into this story. I can also confirm that the romance aspect of this tale is concluded by the end of the book in her signature Happy Ever After style.

What did I think about it?

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Betrayal, Retribution, and a Second Chance Romance. Oh yes!

I’m already a HUGE fan of Felicity’s writing style. My review archives are packed full 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 and gripping plotlines that it just draws me in.

Awakened by her Bear is a fitting finale to this explosive series.

Awakened by her Bear picks up where the previous book left off. You don’t HAVE to have read Unleashed by Her Bear, but I think you’re missing out if you don’t. In each book, we have gotten to know more about the bear shifters of Black Ridge pride; Saint, Lowe, Knox, Maverick and Rune. It’s Maverick’s turn now and we get to lift the layers from his dark facade in this story and learn more about him. Felicity has also been expanding our knowledge about Black Bear Ridge, White Wolf Lodge and Cougar Creek with each book. I can’t wait to find out more about the wolf shifter pack that live further up the mountain at the White Wolf Lodge. Felicity also gives us glimpses into the paranormal world at large, details about Archangel and its despicable practices. Slipping in some tantalising threads to tempt and tease us about what stories may emerge in the future. However, this is primarily a paranormal romance so it was the relationship between Maverick and Bronwyn that had me transfixed.

The relationship Maverick and Bronwyn had when she was a child made for a strong foundation.

We all grow and change as we mature. I definitely have. What I enjoyed about the fated mate aspect of this story was that Maverick and Bronwyn (Winnie) had known each other decades ago. Maverick took the role of her guardian and protector. Using his lethal skills as a fighter to keep her safe and out of the fighting cage. Winnie was a surrogate sister for the one he’d lost, she kept him linked to his humanity and sanity. They depended on each other. Twenty years on and Maverick is still on the feral side of sanity, an accomplished killer with deadly abilities. Winnie’s strength and resilience has meant that she’s grown into a capable woman. She’s intelligent with a great sense of family loyalty. I loved seeing Maverick react to the woman Winnie had become and her persistence in forcing him to recognise her as such. It made for entertaining reading.

I loved Awakened By Her Bear for a multiple of reasons.

This gripping paranormal romance is a heart-warming story with titillating passion, that also managed to surprise me with some shocking twists. I found myself holding my breath during some amazing fight scenes and sniffing away a few tears when things got rather emotional. The humour and banter sprinkled throughout put a smile on my face just when I needed it.

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 Awakened 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 Awaken By Her Bear (Black Ridge Bears #5) 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.


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

About Felicity Heaton

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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.

Thank you for taking the time to read my thoughts about Awakened 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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Flora x

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I'm in my late forties, my interests are varied but since menopause hit a few years ago, I find myself becoming a "grumpy old woman" all too frequently - where has my infinite patience gone!?! Lol!
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

(2) Comments

  1. I will have to read one of Felicity Heaton’s books one day. It’s not my usual genre. Do you have a suggestion on which book to start with?

    1. Flora says:

      Lol! She’s got a free box set of 4 of her first in series ebooks you might want to try.

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