A Bear’s Baby by Vanessa Devereaux

A Bear’s Baby by Vanessa Devereaux
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (122 Pages)
Other: M/F, Anal Play
Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewed by Tulip

Jenna Paxton lives by her late father’s standards of what an attorney should and shouldn’t do. She’s also a woman with a ticking biological clock. She’s thinking of turning to IVF, but hangs onto the hope that any second Mr. Right will stroll through her door.

Brady Walsh is super rich, independent, and isn’t ready to settle down. When he does choose a mate, she’ll be a fellow bear shifter, not a human.

Brady is Jenna’s new client, and she knows he’s not the marrying kind. When they begin a sex only relationship, she knows she’s found the ideal baby daddy.

There’s something about Jenna that makes Brady forget all about not getting involved with a human, well that is until he finds out said human used him for stud purposes, and decides he never wants to see her again.

Can fate, or in Brady’s case, his fellow shifters, make him see reason and accept that Jenna is his true mate?

This short story was so very good! I loved it. It was an emotional roller coaster loaded with angst, conflict and wild passion that kept me entertained until the last page.

When I started reading this book I was sure it would be an accidental pregnancy that brought Jenna and Brady together. Instead it was a stupid desperate lie and I was disappointed at that point. I was put off at Jenna but then again I didn’t like Brady much at that point either. So this was a redemptive love story of sorts, and that is a favorite trope of mine.

Brady was a billionaire bear shifter and a loner, who wasn’t interested in a long term relationship. He was also the very best kind of alpha male, that being one in bad need of a redemption that I wasn’t sure he could earn. His relationship with Jenna started out as a one night hookup but the chemistry between them couldn’t be denied. Then just as he was ready to commit to a real relationship it was then that Jenna’s lie was revealed and things got very complicated. Brady assumed that Jenna was out to trap him and he made it very hard to find forgiveness. I knew there would be some major groveling down the road but at the time I was so mad at him.

This story had great characters who had to grow up a lot during the story. The author pulled me into the story with all the times they stumbled along the way. The plot was strong, fast paced, and it had serious drama and conflict for such a short story. The lies weren’t the only obstacle in between them. There was all kinds of tension and tragedy thrown into the story. My favorite parts were the panty-melting sex scenes and all of Brady’s dirty talk. There were a few humorous moments at the big bad bear’s expense and he deserved every bit of it, too. Lastly, there was a wonderful epilogue that sets up the next book and I am looking forward to that one.

All in all, this was a fantastic read and I recommend it to anyone.

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