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When pastry chef Annabeth Jones goes on the run from her abusive fiance, the small town of Bearpaw Ridge offers her a safe haven. Nestled at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, with friendly neighbors and a bakery/cafe that needs a new owner, it's the perfect place for her to start over.

Firefighter and bear shifter Dane Swanson knows at once that kind, curvy Annabeth is his fated mate. She's also human, in a world where shifters must keep their existence secret. Annabeth has no idea that Bearpaw Ridge's population is more shifter than human...but if they're to be mated, Dane will have to find a way to tell her everything.

Wary of new relationships, Annabeth can't help warming to the strong, handsome man who can't get enough of her cinnamon rolls...or her. But her fragile hopes are shattered when her ex tracks her down, determined to reclaim her.

Dane is equally determined to protect his mate - but will Annabeth still accept him when he reveals the other side of his nature?

©2016 Ophelia Sexton (P)2019 Ophelia Sexton

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  • Vicki
  • 23-02-2020

Chef Annabeth and Firefighter Dane

This book 1 of the Bearpaw Ridge Firefighters series and it is starting out very good. Bearpaw Ridge is the name of the town at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. The book kept my attention throughout. Annabeth is Dane’s fated mate and he is a bear shifter.

Beth Roeg did a great job with the narration. I received this free copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Rhea St. Claire
  • 22-08-2019

This story is like a good box of donuts!

Annabeth and Dane are the first couple that we get to know in the Bearpaw Ridge Series. Annabeth is a sweet and generous woman who is trying to start a new life away from an ex who won't take no for an answer. Dane is a big, protective bear shifter who manages the family ranch. He instantly falls for Annabeth but she is human and he is a shifter.

This book is full of laughter, love, and some amazing moments that you don't want to forget! Ophelia Sexton captures our attention with this awesome story!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 20-02-2020

Heat

Wonderful romantic story. Love the interaction between all the characters. Love the adventure and drama. Highly recommend this story.

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  • Amber Alverson
  • 06-02-2020

Heat is Hot!

I enjoyed this audiobook. Romance, suspense and shifters..oh my! Beth Roeg did a wonderful job with the narration and helped to bring the story to life.
Great introduction to a new series, can't wait to start the next book. The cat agrees. 🐱🐾🐾🐾

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  • Catherine E.
  • 05-02-2020

Read or Listen...Both time well spent

I enjoyed the series when I first read them. Then I started a job that required long driving time. What better way than to listen to a book. So naturally I turned to this series. Now I enjoy my driving time... thanks to the author and narrator of this book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-01-2020

Its okay

The main character needs a back bone. I know its difficult to leave an abusive relationship of a lover and a mother but come now!Girl friend needs to get tough. Story ok and the narrator needs to work on different voices all her female characters were difficult to tell apart.

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  • Lisa
  • 06-10-2019

OK book

This is light reading. The disappointment is that most of the plot twists were telegraphed. Also, in short book, there was a lot of sex. I’m not saying don’t have sex, I am saying think out carefully what you want to say and don’t have it be such a large part of the book.

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  • Hboni
  • 27-09-2019

read the books

loved listening to it after have read the series the narration really brings it to life

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  • Tesha
  • 17-08-2019

more please

I missed these books and had been thinking about a reread. but now they are in audio. could not get better. love listening on the way to work, but makes me want to keep listening and not work lol! they are so good.

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  • Parker
  • 08-07-2019

loved it

Really good story and narration. Dane is a true super hero. I liked how the story shined a light on mental abuse and how it can escalate badly.
I loved the HEA too super cute

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  • K.J.H.
  • 02-02-2020

Decent listen

This book was not bad at all. It seemed a tad shallow in the character development. I didn't get attached or feel a connection to anyone. It was enough to finish but not keep my attention fully. This pretty much is exactly the same for the 3 that I've listened to so far.

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