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Truth or Bear by Zoe Ashwood
Series: Shift #2
Published by Self-Published on February 28, 2019
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Nikolai’s life was going just fine—until he was betrayed. He’s lost his job, his family’s trust, and his purpose, all for the cost of falling for a pretty bear. Now his friends have turned against him and they won’t stop until he’s dead. The last thing he wants to do is join forces with the woman responsible, but she might be his only chance at survival.
Getting kidnapped and shot was not part of Claire’s plan—and neither was falling for the lieutenant of the very organization she swore to destroy. Now working with Nik is dredging up all sorts of unwanted, heated memories. She couldn’t resist him when they first met, and nothing has changed when she sees his handsome face again.
But when rogues threaten their families, claws come out. Keeping secrets might have been their job description, but they’ll have to come clean to beat their enemies.
At the end of Trust the Wolf, Claire is out of contact, probably in trouble. The next book in the Shift series, begins in time, right at the end of the previous one. Truth or Bear. Claire is part of the SANA world where a council governs shifters and protects humans. The Guard is against SANA which requires registration and rules. Nik is a lieutenant in the Guard. He and Claire have started something while she was infiltrating the Guard as a computer person.
Politics blow up and Claire is kidnapped. Nik is outcast because he tried to protect Claire. He never saw mistreatment of women as part of the Guard SOP. Claire and Nik are great characters and almost too good to be true. The reaction of their families in this political battle really showcases the way they were raised, and what their values are. Both have a great capacity for compassion and kindness. They each learn shocking things about the other’s organization as they get to know each other better.
Nik and Claire struggle with trust as they try to build a relationship. They work together to help others. We happily get to see Jason and Emilia, along with Zach, Mat and Kai, and other favorites from earlier in the series.
This series, so far is in Kindle Unlimited. There’s sure to be another book since the political battle is still raging and there are more shifters who need mates.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2019 Releases
- COYER WINTER