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#REVIEW ~ #AudioTour ~ Scottish Werebear: An Unexpected Affair by Lorelei Moone @AuthorLMoone

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An Unexpected Affair, A BBW Bear Shifter Paranormal Romance by Lorelei Moone 
Audio Publication Date: November 20, 2015 
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance Scottish-Werebear-audiobook-cover-1024x1024
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Synopsis: Romance novelist, Clarice Adler, has lost the inspiration to write ever since dumping her cheating boyfriend. How do you dream up a plot of two people falling in love, when you’ve stopped believing in love yourself? But her deadline is looming, and her career hangs in the balance, so she decides to lock herself away on the secluded Scottish Isle of Skye to finish her manuscript. Upon meeting Derek McMillan there, it seems she’s found her new muse and the words start to flow out of her as if by magic. Clarice falls for him, hard, despite knowing nothing about the man, except that he’s unavailable.
Derek McMillan has been managing his farm and renting out a few holiday cottages on his own for years now. He deals with the occasional tourist for some extra money, but mostly keeps to himself. When he first lays eyes on the curvy beauty, Clarice, he immediately regrets accepting her booking. Lightning strikes, and as much as he tries to deny it, his inner bear knows that she’s his mate. But he’s a shifter, and she’s a human, and the two can’t ever mix, can they? In this steamy paranormal romance novella, follow along as an impossible love blossoms between two people, who couldn’t be more different. One might say fate intended for them to meet, if you believe in that sort of thing, but they’re both set on fighting their attraction with everything they’ve got. They’re going to need another push to admit to themselves as well as each other what’s going on…
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ABOUT LORELEI MOONE

Lorelei Moone
Lorelei Moone is an up-and-coming author of paranormal romance based in London. Her first book, Scottish Werebear: An Unexpected Affair has hit the virtual shelves on Amazon on 25 September 2015, and her second, Scottish Werebear: A Dangerous Business a month later on the 25th of October. A lover of all things sweet, and caffeinated, when she's not writing about sexy bear shifters and their strong-willed curvaceous love interests, Lorelei can be found baking cookies or cakes for her family.

ABOUT PATRICK BLACKTHORNE

(THE NARRATOR)

After leaving the corporate world by selling his successful logistics business at age 45, Patrick has been able to devote himself to his passions: sailing, classic guitar as well as making a difference in the world by serving on the boards of several non profits. His first foray into storytelling was nightly reading to his nieces and nephews, but since then he has moved on to bed time stories of a more intimate, grown-up nature. While racing across the Atlantic, he began recording stories to upload for the family while at sea, which he enjoyed so much it inspired the beginning of a brand new career as a professional narrator. Keep an eye out for future releases of his favorite kind of stories: tales of the sensual and erotic.

Excerpt 


Throughout her flight into Inverness, Scotland, Clarice found herself repeatedly going over the printout she’d taken of her destination: Moss Cottage on the Isle of Skye. It promised unspoiled vistas, a homely atmosphere and most importantly of all: a quiet getaway from the hustle and bustle of modern life.
That's what she needed most: to get away. Away from the distractions of life in London, away from the constant buzz of her phone, notifying her of incoming emails or tweets. Away from all reminders of the life she used to share with Alan before she caught him cheating on her.
Upon her arrival at the cottage, she would send a message to Lily, her best friend, who had also been the one to suggest the Isle of Skye as a destination to begin with, and that was it. Clarice had promised herself to switch everything off. From nine to five daily, she would be unplugged, allowing her to focus on the task at hand.After stealing a glance out the window - they were still descending through thick cloud cover - she flipped the page over, reading the backside again. Local attractions include wildlife walks, beach walks, hill trails. Walks, basically, all you could do on the Isle of Skye according to this text was go for a quiet walk.
It is going to have electricity, though, won't it? Clarice read the other side again and studied the accompanying pictures. There was a table lamp in one of the shots, which suggested that electricity was indeed going to be supplied... As long as her laptop had power, everything was going to be all right.
As the small plane landed bumpily on the runway, she felt a surge of excitement as well as nerves build within her chest. Soon, a mere three-hour drive away, she was going to arrive at her destination."Please remain seated until the fasten seatbelt sign is switched off," said the captain's almost robotic voice over the intercom.
Clarice smiled to herself. No way that's going to happen. Half these people would be up, carry-on luggage and phone in hand, before the plane came to a halt.
She leaned over to get a better look out the window. The views throughout most of the flight had been obstructed by a thick layer of clouds, far below the altitude of the plane. Now, the outside world looked as one would expect Scotland to look in early autumn: grey and damp.
How does it matter, it's not like I'll leave the house, much.
Clarice took a deep breath, holding it in an attempt to calm her nerves. She had never done anything like this. Leave it all behind for a few weeks of solitude. 

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My Review: AUDIO BOOK 
***I was gifted an audio copy of the book in exchange for an honest review***

Lorelei Moone's story, Scottish Werebear, is great
I love books that are in Scotland, have sexy Scots in it (and a shifter no less!!! YES!!!)
I enjoyed the story of Derek McMillan & Clarice Adler very much ...
Clarice, and author, rents a cabin on the secluded Scottish Isle of Skye (love that!)
Derek, a werebear, manages the property and the land where the cabins are located ...
they are both attracted to each other but the feeling of it is confusing to both so they avoid each other until lightening strikes and changes everything! literally!
Despite being a short story, novellette, it was filled with excitement and romantic tension  ... it does kind of end with a bit of a cliffhanger though!!!
I was left wanting more of the story.

The audio:
Scottish Werebear is narrated by Patrick Blackthorne.
I found his voice is very soothing and his reading smooth but my interest dwindled significantly when it came to parts of the story containing conversation or Clarice's thoughts! 
I actually cringed!
Even the male speaking parts lacked something ...
I wanted more enthusiasm, more sexiness, more softness/harshness, more magic ... I wanted more!
his attempts with Clarice made her found old, fragile and timid/shy ... Derek lacked that husky sexual tone ... it all fell a little flat for me


overall,
as a story Scottish Werebear was great! I Loved it! I want more and will gladly recommend the books/ebook to all my book loving friends
as an audiobook? I wasn't wowed by it! 




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