This story is great. It is a lot deeper than most shifter romances. I really love how the bear shifter has to hibernate and the issues this causes.
Our heroine is a human living on a homestead in the wilds of Alaska. At the start of the book, she is kicking out a worthless boyfriend that hit her. It is near the end of winter, and the boyfriend had giving a lot of her food away to his family, leaving her with almost nothing to eat. There are secrets to come about the boyfriend.
The homestead is a lot of work for one person, so she decides to advertise for a husband. There are no good applicants. Then, a gorgeous, strong man comes to the door. It is our hero, who is a bear shifter. I won’t tell any more, but I loved how we got to see so much of her hard life and how they build a life together and how she finds out about shifters.
Elyse Abram is desperate. On the wrong side of a relationship with a man who has lost his mind, she’s making big changes, starting with being utterly done with love. But life on her Alaskan homestead is too hard to handle alone, so she’s got a plan. Hire a husband. No romance, no emotions, just a marriage certificate that will tie an able-bodied man to her. But when a strapping giant of a man shows up on her doorstep and gives her all the right answers, leaving romance off the table might prove harder than she thought. Too bad the growl in her new helpmate’s throat and his careful way with explanations have her thinking she’s stepped into something much bigger than she bargained for.
Dominant grizzly shifter, Ian Silver, has a job to do. One of the local werewolves is on a violent bender, and as a shifter enforcer, Ian has an order to put him down. But when his mark begs him to check on the woman he hurt, Ian can’t help his curiosity. One meeting with Elyse and his shock nearly doubles him over. A husband for hire? Hell no. Forget his protective instincts and his inability to stay away from the beguiling woman. He would make a terrible mate and besides…what Elyse doesn’t know about him could kill her.
A full-length first book in T. S. Joyce’s brand new Bears Fur Hire series.
Content Warning: Explicit love scenes, naughty language, and piles of sexy shifter secrets. Intended for mature audiences.