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**MPREG ROMANCE**Henry McBane had a wife. And a true mate. And they weren’t the same person. He once made a terrible mistake and it cost him everything. When he found his wife dead from a group of shifter hunters, he gets work as an enforcer to the Shifter Council in order to bring the hunting club down.Ajay Orbin has been a prisoner for months, trapped with others as livi**MPREG ROMANCE**Henry McBane had a wife. And a true mate. And they weren’t the same person. He once made a terrible mistake and it cost him everything. When he found his wife dead from a group of shifter hunters, he gets work as an enforcer to the Shifter Council in order to bring the hunting club down.Ajay Orbin has been a prisoner for months, trapped with others as living science projects and held at the whim of a horrible scientist. When he’s finally rescued, he can’t believe it’s by the man he once loved with his whole heart. Can he find it in himself to forgive Henry? And what happens when he finds himself…pregnant? ...

Title : The Bear's True Mate
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ISBN : 26808302
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Number of Pages : 78 Pages
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The Bear's True Mate Reviews

  • SheReadsALot
    2019-03-08 07:31

    A Hearts On Fire Review 2.5 HEARTS--Oh dear.You know those cheesy Lifetime movies? If you've never been so lucky to experience one, let me help you out. They're movies where the plot is pretty basic and the twist can be seen a galaxy away. The actors are bad, you wonder how'd they even get the job. And yet you can't seem to stop watching. The entire thing is a train wreck."The Bear's True Mate" was one of those movies for me in a book.It had me squinting my eyes. Heck, I'm squinting my eyes in disdain right now as I type. Because the characters were one dimensional. And any time it seemed like there was a hint of depth or character peeking through, the cheesiness just flattened it over again.When bear shifter Ajay meets his true mate, fellow bear shifter Henry McShane, while working at a supermarket, his bear recognizes his mate. They flirt, have mere kisses only and get to know one another. The feelings seem mutual (the reader is only told through flashbacks). But Henry has a secret- a wife. They separate once it comes to light. Cut to months late, and Ajay is being saved by Henry from a secret scientific experiment.The what, why and how come is shaky and gets shakier because the world building is very basic. The author seems to worry more about setting up for the future couples then developing the main characters. Ajay is hurt but it's okay because sex will save the day. *smh* Instead of character growth...buttsex. :/I am one of those readers who don't mind the miscommunication plots. But this was sloppy. Besides the telling, there was "I am mad at you for a past hurt BUT I don't want to talk about it now. And we can't talk about it at all. but let's screw plot device." It was slightly frustrating.There was possessive sex. But I didn't really care for either main character. And the villain. *heavy sigh* What was her purpose? Every one just called her a bitch, she was evil without a purpose and one dimensional. Just disappointing. And when the final showdown happened, it just a total rushed and bland moment.If you don't mind quick paranormal romances where anyone can be the characters, barely any world building, then you might like this.It's not my first time reading this author but my first time reading paranormal from her. I doubt I'll read more of this series but you never know, those cheesy Lifetime movies might catch you on the right day, at the right time. *shrugs*This story isn't memorable though, it had decent ideas.

  • Makhda
    2019-02-26 07:33

    3.5 starsHenry met Ajay, his true mate, when he's already married. Ajay didn't know this. Henry keeps pursuing Ajay despite the guilt he felt for his wife. And now he was a free man (or bear?) and didn't want to spend his life alone without his mate. He wants a second chance. I loved how Ajay did not just give in to forgive Henry. I know Henry was wrong. But he's just a man. When the mating call strikes, it's hard to turn it down. And I can see how Henry was so strong-willed to make everything better for both of them. You like harlequin? Don't mind with a bit of drama in your book? I think you would like this one. :))P.S. : Thanks for the recommendation, Di. ;))

  • Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)
    2019-03-02 11:15

    This book was just OK. I really would have been better had it been a bit longer. Henry and Ajay meet and realize they are fated mates, but for some reason, which is just so odd to me in a shifter book, the dude decided he was in his 30's and it was time to get married and raise cubs, with a woman, a woman who he knew is not his fated mate??!! WHY?? In anycase, he starts dating Ajay whilst married, the wife confronts Ajay, he's appalled because Henry never told him he married and he runs off. All the above is basically told in a flashback. The book starts a year later and Henry's wife is conveniently dead,and Henry is chasing the hunters. He stumbles upon a lab and there in a cage is poor Ajay.Of course Ajay wants nothing to do with him because he is a cheater (duh), and because the book is so short he forgive Henry lickidly split, and ends up preggo (the one thing the wife couldn't give Henry! Take that conveniently dead wife!! *lol) because of something the crazy lab lady did to him...the end.

  • Christy
    2019-03-01 09:16

    I do love an mpreg story, and this first book in a new series, started out fairly well. I would have enjoyed a little longer story because I think the characters could have been developed more, but overall it was fun, sexy, and sweet.I'm always interested in how the author will play the mpreg trope, and in this case, it was due to a genetic scientist messing with the three shifters she had captured. The science part was interesting.Fun read!

  • Maya
    2019-02-27 03:09

    Self note:https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...OK, so the dude knew he had a mate (since he's a shifter), decides to marry OW despite that, meets his mate and cheats and lies to both (his mate and wife) and when she dies, he goes after his mate? WTF?!!!

  • Serena Yates
    2019-02-26 11:15

    Turns out that humans aren’t the only ones who do stupid things when given the choice between the perfect mate (who happens to be the same sex) and a mate they can have children with. It’s not something seen often in shifter books, but it makes for an interesting “what if” story. And with the way the author has set up this world, where shifters are not known to exist except by a group of cruel hunters and scientists without a conscience, this “what if” turns out to be a lot more complicated than I expected.Henry is a bear shifter and, as it turns out, he made a horrible mistake when he turned away his fated mate, bear shifter Ajay. Henry had decided he needed a wife so he could have cubs. In a cruel twist of fate his wife is killed by the hunters and Henry ends up running into Ajay again. But does he talk to the man? Of course not! Well, not at first, and when he does, Ajay is less than receptive. Plus Henry has to deal with feeling guilty with going on with his life while his wife is dead. Henry has just begun to deal with most of it when the big shock has him and Ajay reeling.Ajay may be many things but he is not a cheater. When Henry frees him after many months in some scientist’s lab, Ajay has no idea Henry’s wife is dead. So when Henry tries to kiss him, Ajay pushes him away and ignores him. Then he finds out Henry’s wife has died – but while that opens up the possibility of a relationship, it doesn’t mean he can just forget that Henry lied to him about being married and didn’t follow the mating bond once before. The whole situation might have ended in a stalemate if Ajay hadn’t found out he is pregnant. It’s something that isn’t supposed to be possible and it definitely makes both Ajay and Henry reevaluate their options.If you like shifter worlds with unexpected twists and turns, if fated mates being rejected only to find out they can be with their destined partner after all piques your interest, and if you’re looking for a short, hot read that is part of a series and a longer story arc, then you might like this novella. This slightly different approach to male pregnancy certainly has me curious.NOTE: This book was provided by Evernight Publishing for the purpose of a review on Rainbow Book Reviews.

  • V
    2019-03-25 08:31

    Oh dear, Henry McBane was married when he met his true mate Ajay, but instead of being honest about it, Henry Cheated on his wife and lied to Ajay. When Ajay found out that Henry (lets called him a dickehead shall we) was married, Ajay moved away. No long after that his wife was killed by Hunters, and Henry without knowing saved Ajay from captivity.Well, if the cheating and lies weren't bad enough, this loser Henry went after Ajay to win his love again, because after all the wife is dead. Ajay you disappointed me, as soon as you found out his wife was dead you locked lips in a hot kiss. Well these losers deserve each other.

  • ♆ BookAddict✒ La Crimson Femme
    2019-03-18 11:25

    Mpreg lovers, this is the book for you. I picked this book up because I enjoy m/m shifter books that ends up with a male getting knocked up. I thought this book was going to be more on the light side, but it is darker than expected and this works out better for me. Ms. Monvey is a new-to-me author and I'm interested in reading more from her.Henry McBane was once happily married with another shifter. He and his wife enjoy a good life and they check off most of what is expected as a married couple. Life throws Henry a curve ball when he finds his soul mate and it is not his wife, June. Instead, it is a male bear shifter, Ajay.Ms. Monvey does a nice job of setting up a relationship conflict that is revealed half way through the book. With the start of the book focusing on Ajay's imprisonment by a sadistic and unethical doctor, it pulls a reader in. As the story unfolds, it is easy to see this is more a character-driven book. This works out well because the star-crossed lover theme between Henry and Ajay is well thought out. The conflicts and resolution are lose-lose situations yet end up with a happily ever after. This takes skill.Henry and Ajay are both very likeable characters. Neither one is perfect. Sometimes, people are in the right place at the wrong time. The second chance they have is fraught with unknowns and danger. The two of them together is rather sweet and provides the ray of hope which balances out the dark undercurrent of this tale.For a layman with no medical knowledge, the mpreg situation is explained in a way that is believable for me. I'm sold! This is the humourous piece which also helps lighten the dire predicament the shifters find themselves in. After reading this book, I eagerly look forward to the next book in this series. There are questions I want answered. The hints in this book set up for what may be another dark tale. Recommended for m/m paranormal romance readers with a fetish for pregnant males.

  • Joyfully Jay
    2019-02-24 06:26

    A Joyfully Jay review. 3 starsOkay. So, a story like this hinges on world building and in this novella, it was somewhat lacking. There wasn’t much information about shifter culture or how it all worked. There were some passing mentions of a Council that apparently led the shifters, and that shifters themselves weren’t known to the general population. But mostly, it was kind of left to speculation. You all know that world building is one of my loves, so to have it lacking here left me with a lot of questions and that pulled me out of the story some.What I absolutely enjoyed about this story was the way the author attempted to explain male pregnancy. Okay, so I know that sentence sounds weird. But my inner science geek was all over the explanation, and I loved that it was actually a plausible explanation. All right, plausible in the realm of shifters and the way genetic worked. But honestly, this was the part that I was most leery about, and I have to say that the author actually made me believe it could happen. At least theoretically. I’ve never seen it explained quite like this, and for that, my estimation of this book went up.Other than that, we have two likeable characters who don’t stand out too much. They are well drawn, and I understood their motivation. My heart ached for Ajay and for what he’d gone through, both before the abduction and after. Henry was a big old sweetheart, so even though his choices weren’t the best when he was still married, I found myself ready to forgive him. Not just for his personality, but because I also felt his true remorse. I didn’t feel a whole lot of chemistry from these guys, and I think the plot relied a little too heavily on the fated mates aspect, rather than building their relationship.Read Kris’ review in its entirety here.

  • Hc Lynn
    2019-02-25 05:32

    The transitions in the story are choppy for me. Like I missed some indication of jumping subject at times.Without going through how they met and the actions involved, it's really hard to be sympathetic to Henry for cheating on his wife! Sure it could be honestly trying to come to grips with what to do and all that but there's no experience to back it up.Then, this female scientist is around long enough for a little angst in this book.. then what's going to be their beef?If more come behind this I am not going to be on board with finding out the details. I just didn't like this enough.

  • Anne
    2019-03-04 08:33

    Awesome read! Love the tensions between Ajay and Henry when they see each other again after all what happened between them a time ago. Henry wants his true mate and doens't want to give up. But if it's enough and if Ajay will forgive him, well , see yourself. Looking Forward to read the next book in this series.

  • Lidia
    2019-02-27 03:24

    Three stars with question mark though, because the story is nice and the science projects stuff was interesting but then the pregnancy wasn't a very original or new thing . Then I didn't like Henry character very much so I hope that the protagonists of next book will be better.

  • Theresa
    2019-03-16 08:33

    Couldn't stand Henry.

  • Amy
    2019-03-07 11:06

    I want the sequels now!! Please?

  • Gi's Spot Reviews
    2019-03-16 07:22

    WTFH are this people thinking???Self note:https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

  • Kristinas Bücherwelt
    2019-02-27 04:24

    Inzwischen lese ich tatsächlich häufiger Wandlergeschichten und so langsam fangen sie an mir Spaß zu machen.Diese gefiel mir ebenfalls gut, nur kann man bei dem Umfang der Geschichte keine große, inhaltliche Tiefe und weitgehende Charakterentwicklungen erwarten. Trotzdem ist alles noch recht stimmig zusammengebracht worden.Ajays Gefühle nachzuvollziehen fällt nicht immer leicht, die Wechsel zwischen Verständnis für Henry, Distanz, Wut und doch wieder Anziehung sind mitunter zu abrupt und folgen keinen erkennbaren Gründen. Genug Grundlage gibt es dafür schon, gerade wenn man die Zeit der Gefangenschaft mit bedenkt, allerdings wird diese nicht oder unzureichend mit seinen Emotionen verknüpft.Henry erschien mir etwas eingängiger, die Motivation hinter seinem Handeln ist jedenfalls deutlicher aufgezeigt worden.Unbedingt berücksichtigen sollte man, dass hier eine sehr komplexe Handlung auf wenigen Seiten untergebracht worden ist. Genaue Lebensumstände, von was die Hauptprotagonisten am Ende ihr Leben bestreiten, wie sich Wandler und Menschen in die Welt integrieren, wer was von wem weiß: das alles ist sehr vage gehalten und das meiste davon bleibt vorerst unbeantwortet. Dies ist natürlich erst einmal nur Teil 1, dennoch ist es für das Verständnis nicht unbedingt förderlich, dass so viel im Dunkeln bleibt.Nichtsdestotrotz ist das eine vor allem flüssig erzählte Geschichte, der ich hoch anrechne, dass sie den Versuch einer detaillierten, wissenschaftlichen Erklärung unternimmt. Den Fantasyanteil darf man dabei nicht vergessen, aber hier hat sich die Autorin wirklich um eine passende Lösung bemüht, was mir sehr gut gefallen hat.Fazit: Eine nette Geschichte für zwischendurch, die man aufgrund der fehlenden Teile noch nicht allzu tief hinterfragen kann. Die Protagonisten nehmen den Leser gut durch die Handlung mit und Lust auf die Nachfolgebände machen diverse Andeutungen im Buch auch.

  • Queue
    2019-03-14 10:10

    I almost didn’t read this book because I’d previously read a shifter mpreg book by Elizabeth Monvey and wasn’t overly impressed. I am so glad I gave this one a chance because I thoroughly enjoyed it.The Bear’s True Mate handles mpreg in a way different than any other book has before. It provides an explanation of how the impregnation happens instead of just blaming it on mother nature or whatever. Here the MC gets pregnant because of experimentation while being held captive.The book starts with bear shifter Ajay being held with multiple other species of shifters. An evil lady is experimenting on them but they don’t know why. They’re all held for some time before being rescued by several men out to take down the organization hunting down shifters.Among the rescuers is Henry McBane who also happens to be Ajay’s true mate. What was really cool with this story is that this isn’t insta-love situation where they just immediately end up in each other’s arms. In fact, Ajay and Henry have already met—when Henry was married.There’s a fair amount of bitterness in Ajay because of what happened in the past and at first he wants nothing to do with Henry. Henry is willing to oblige, even though his wife is dead, until an odd sickness strikes Ajay. The two have a convo about the dead wife and Ajay is unable to stay away from Henry, even though he’s still angry about being lied to.But they go at it like bunnies, or bears if you will, but things still aren’t perfect. Ajay’s pregnancy shocks them all and the evil lady’s return puts Ajay in danger.I loved the resolution to the danger as well as the relationship. It’s also perfectly set up for future books in the series starring the other men held captive with Ajay.A fun read for sure.

  • CoffeeTimeRomance andMore
    2019-03-12 11:21

    This is a great shifter romance. I could totally relate to the way Ajay felt about Henry’s deception, and while I usually hate most romances that have cheating in them, this story had extenuating circumstances. While these did not excuse Henry’s behavior, they did explain it. I really loved this story’s universe, and I am very much looking forward to reading the other books in the Divergent Species series. I am hoping they are about his two friends who also escaped from captivity with Ajay. If you love hot m/m romance, and shifters, then you definitely should check out Ms. Monvey’s latest book, it is so worth it!ReginaReviewer for Coffee Time Romance & MoreOfficial Review @ Coffee Time Romance & More

  • Exquisite Reviews
    2019-03-19 04:23

    I enjoyed this short story even though the story was a little choppy at times it still kept me entertained.Ajay is a man that has to deal with being a hostage for an evil scientists with no compassion. His only hope are his two friends that keep him going.Henry is seeking revenge on the people who murdered his wife, what he doesn’t expect is to see his true mate. A mate he hurt when they first met with lies… Like always lies have a way of making things complicated and leaving all parties in pain.Hurt feelings can lead to even more difficult situations. The author did a good job giving us well rounded characters. The only issue I I had was the lack of resolution with some of the characters.I give this book 4 diamonds and hope that the author will continue to develop this world…

  • Tanu Gill
    2019-03-05 04:18

    It was a good book. So much covered in the small number of pages. But the part of Ajay not forgiving Henry for cheating him felt very drawn out. He hadn't done anything too drastic as to have an affair with Ajay while being married. He had just dated him while not being completely honest. To me, the long denial and refusal didn't feel justified. It took up most of the book, which could have been spared for the burgeoning affection and love between the two. That MOST IMPORTANT part felt left out. But the epilogue was freaking awesome! So I hope the next stories (probably of Logan - Shawn and Darwin - Mitch) can work on this!:-)

  • Sophia
    2019-03-15 08:07

    Action-packed start, lots of tension and angst. Ajay was captured and experimented on. His rescuer is his true mate and the man he can't have. It nearly broken him when he had to walk away, but Henry had a wife. Now, things have changed. Can he get past his anger? Henry helplessly watches his mate struggle and nearly die. He wants his second chance to get it right.The story is compelling. The consequences of cheating were dealt with. Fast and passionate fated mates story.

  • DoaJaneoDoe
    2019-03-25 11:26

    I wanted to read second book in series so, I took this book first without reading blurb.I don't like people cheating, I didn't check blurb so it came as shock to me. in my opinion Ajay was too forgiving, but in paranormal books it can't really go any other way I guess.All in all, good base for stories but for me personaly not so enjoyable read

  • Lizzie
    2019-02-27 11:13

    With a little more length, it could have handled the whole 'married when he met his mate' thread a little better. Other than that, it was a decent read.

  • Rachel Emily
    2019-03-01 06:15

    I enjoyed this, and I look forward to more in the series.