Sexy Shifter Fairytale Romances, #5

As a reader, I really wanted to know the true motivation behind a big sister, Scarlet who supposedly feels so protective of her younger sister, Silver, that she makes out with Silver's boyfriends to show how worthless they are. How Silver can bear to lay eyes on her sister without a catfight ensuing is beyond me. Scarlet's actions are a bigger betrayal than the boyfriend who breaks her heart and leaves her bankrupt. I didn't like the way the author brushed this aside stating that as Scarlet was all the family Silver had after the death of their grandfather that all was forgiven. Really? Because most normal people would have a ton of resentment if not outright hatred for an overly protective sister who went above and beyond in order to lookout for her naive and foolish sibling. Silver's character comes over as weak, and overly trusting. Her only character traits being her good looks.

Even the plot-line of the threat to the two sisters was not dealt with enough depth to suit me. Though the motive can be deduced, I was hoping for a 'and I would have got away with it too, if it wasn't for those meddling kids' type of conclusion. That I wanted to know more, shows that the author succeeded in drawing me in sufficiently to care about the characters. Abe's backstory explains perfectly why he is unsure about mating and certainly made him a likeable character. Overall, I did enjoy this book, but if Silver's sister, Scarlet features as the heroine in any of these, I'll give it a miss.

Book Blurb for Silver

In all the best fairytales, bear shifters mate for life. Right?

Silver Rose is on the edge of bankruptcy. The only way she can get enough money to pay off her bills is to live with the sister who betrayed her at their grandfather’s isolated cabin in the Rocky Mountains. But, someone doesn’t want the girls to succeed and is leaving nasty surprises, each one worse than the last. And now bankruptcy and getting close to her sister aren’t the only danger in the woods.

Abe Beresford has seen the worst side of the mating bond and he never wants to be that attached to anyone. When he has a one night stand with Silver, he’s confident there is no risk of falling in love—or even worse, mating for life. But when he starts to feel more than just lust for the lovely Silver, he backs off, hurting Silver’s feelings but protecting his heart.

But Abe can’t resist either Silver or the urge to claim his mate—even if she’s human and hasn’t a clue about bear-shifters. And when Silver runs into trouble on the mountain, can Abe avoid the mating bond and still save her from a rabid attacker? Or is he doomed to succeed at rescuing her only to watch her walk away?

Lions and wolves and bears, oh my.

Discover why readers love the twisted tales of Jessica Aspen’s Sexy Shifter Fairytale Romance.

Night Owl Reviews May, 2016 3.50