Publisher Description

Every Shifter has a mate. She's his. Now all he has to do is convince her that what they have between them is more than lust—much more.

When Harper's life begins a death spiral, she does what any self respecting woman would do—she heads for the mountains. More specifically, Grizzly Ridge. A brand new—and very remote—lodge in the wilds of Montana where the last thing she expects to find is a very alpha, very sexy mountain man who's more than a little wild himself and doesn't waste any time reigniting feelings in her she’d long since buried.


From the moment he lays eyes on her, Axel knows the curvy brunette is more than just a guest at his lodge. Much more. Every bear shifter has a mate. She’s his. And whether his brothers believe in fated mates or not, nothing will keep Axel from what's his. But first he’ll need to convince Harper that what she’s feeling is more than lust. It’s fate.


Reader note: His to Protect is a full length stand alone bear shifter novel with no Cliffhangers! This series contains: strong, sassy, curvy women; sexy alpha males; steamy shifters and sizzling sex scenes.

April 27
Ink Blot Communications
Elena Aitken

Customer Reviews

WhatIReallyThink ,

Romance with a Great Twist

This new series is so promising for its welcome difference, and is definitely not your run-of-the-mill romance reading, which makes it very special in the larger genre. I simultaneously wanted to finish this book quickly and to go slowly, because of how enjoyable it was. I have read few of Elena Aitken’s books before, and they never disappoint; this one is no exception.

This tale including shape-shifting clearly borrows some ideas from Indigenous beliefs, culture and stories that have been personally shared with me in the past by First Nation profs, colleagues and friends, yet it doesn’t, importantly IMO, seem to co-opt or attempt speak from an Indigenous perspective. Readers can take what they will, as a result, accepting the unexplored backdrop of alter animal and human incarnations in one body and personality, without stereotyping. The interplay is essentially a lighthearted take on honouring and living one’s true personhood, purpose and place in the world.

Like many women, I embrace the portrayal of a variety of women, not simply the petite, ultra-attractive skinny blond females that too often pepper the romance genre. I can relate to Harper! (And from the preview of the next book that I intend to read ASAP, Chloe too.) Thanks, Elena, for including “the rest of us” in your books!

The descriptive prose for a beautiful mountain retreat and the relationships developed between the three man-bear business partners, Axel, Kade, and Luke forms the backbone for this and sets up for at least two follow-on stories. Stop reading this review and get into the story now ... you won’t regret it. 👍

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